The magic in Mandurah

An opportunity came up for me to look after 3 rabbits and house sit in Mandurah, Western Australia. I had never been to WA before and it seemed like a perfect experience to settle to write my book on my Myanmar and Thailand experiences. It was my first Winter in nearly 7 years. It was…

Crossing into Myanmar

So my last few days in Thailand had me clinging to the edges of my tent at 1am to hold it down from a furious wind in pouring down rain; walking my laden bike hill after muddy hill through small, rustic villages in unrelenting, cold, rain, completely out of character for the season; frantically trying…

The bumpy road ahead

I woke at 5am, my legs aching from cycling 100 hilly km the day before and then being forced to curl into a ball for the whole night to avoid touching the sodden sides of the tent. It was like I was on an island with the outside edges of my Yoga mat having soaked…

The road less travelled (by accident)

So I’m pretty sure I’ve destroyed any belief that it’s not possible for a woman to do everything; if any Thai person in the Chiang Mai and Tak Province may have seen me the past few days. Normally I get many waves, smiles and hello’s when I’m cycling. However, the past few days all I’ve…

Cycling from Chiang Mai to Chennai – Is it possible?

So this is what plan I devised after spending 2 weeks as a Nun at a Thai monastery ….. 5000+km from Thailand through Myanmar to India by bicycle. That should keep me occupied for the next few months 😉 However I don’t have any time for planning. Strike whilst the crazy idea is fresh I…

Living as a Nun in a Thai Monastery

Don’t be worried if you don’t hear from me in a while….I’m living in a Thai Monastery about 30km out of Chiang Mai. I’m the only Foreigner here, so it couldn’t be closer to the experience I’m forever after – it’s just perfect, and besides India will still be there when I get to it….