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Travelling the world, hopefully with a cuppa in hand

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Our wedding photos

A lot of people we’ve met keep asking us if they can see our wedding photos, and we suddenly realised that we can share our actual wedding album with everyone as we had it made up online using Blurb.  The link’s here – then click on the preview link and wait for a while for it to load. Please don’t feel like you have to look at all the photos as there are quite a lot there, including some of our honeymoon towards the back!


Drop us a line

It feels a little cheeky to be asking for more post but we really loved receiving your letters so much that anyone who wants to send us post to pick up in Bangkok can do so here.

Send post addressed as follows:
WOOD (please underline the surname), Mr Jonathan and Mrs Louisa
Banglumphubon P.O.
Bangkok 10203

We’re making a circuit from Thailand through Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos then back into north Thailand. We plan to be back in Bangkok for a few days around the 20th February before heading to Australia, so we’ll be able to pick up any post then.


100 days on the road

Home in paradise

Hi all, we were totting up how many days we’ve been away on our travels and discovered that tomorrow is our one hundred day anniversary of starting our travels. We’ve had a fantastic journey so far and are really excited about what is still to come. Not to brag too much but here are some photos of our Christmas. We’ve also updated our location in our Where section if you want to check out exactly where we are.

Christmas presents under the palm trees

Enjoying Christmas cocktails


Happy Christmas everyone!

It’s hard to believe that we’re three months into our trip and celebrating Christmas in Thailand, just as we’d planned when we were scheduling our trip in summer. We’re so thankful that everything has gone to plan, that we’ve kept safe and well and for the wonderful sights and experiences gathered from our time so far in India, Nepal, Tibet and Thailand. Sharing these with you and the interest and encouragement received in response has really meant a lot to us and all our thoughts and love are with our families and friends this Christmas time – we hope the presents and cards got home for you all.

We’ve been following the weather news in Bangkok and hope that everyone made their Christmas journeys safely and without any problems. We left Bangkok on the 21st December after four enjoyable days spent visiting the weekend market (Spitalfields eat your heart out!), taking a trip on the water taxis, touring the Grand Palace and seeing the emerald Buddha, and eating as much good Thai food as possible. After limited fruit and veg in Nepal and Tibet, Thailand’s fresh fruit is a dream come true. All the food looks so tempting and smells so wonderful that we try nearly everything we see, including crispy salted insects. I particularly loved the banana rotis (like a pancake) served drizzled with condensed milk and Jon loves the muslim masuman curries with rich tasty gravy.

After some deliberation on our part and good fortune, we have landed in an idyllic, peaceful, cheap, beach-edged, thatched hut on the Koh Mak island to the east of Bangkok. We were heading to the larger island of Koh Kood but stayed a night here en route and have since decided to stay put. We had thought about heading in the direction of Koh Pha Ngan to experience the full moon parties but we’ll have to do that next time! We spent today swimming, exploring and relaxing. With the sun setting over the sea and the waves lapping no more than five metres from where we sit, we both feel very happy to have found such a perfect spot to put down our bags and take it easy for a while. We have a few days to plan how we want to spend Christmas day. We’d like to do something special although we have yet to buy each other gifts! This is not uncommon for Jon but I’m normally better organised. We are lucky enough to have a few parcels from home so we will have parcels to unwrap and letters to read. We loved receiving the post sent to our hotel in Kathmandu and plan to use the poste restante service at the local post office in Bangkok – more details to follow soon.

It only remains to wish you all a very happy Christmas and holiday time. We’re hugely looking forward to sharing part of Christmas day with our families on skype. Pull a cracker and have a drink for us!


Photos of our time in Tibet

Check out our Tibet photos

As promised, here’s a selection of our photos from our time in Tibet.  Hope you all enjoy them and let us know what you think.  We really enjoy reading your comments.  We’re flying to Bangkok today so we had better get out of this internet cafe and pack!