Life is in the detail

A common greeting in Thai when you want to say 'how are you?' is 'gin kow riang?'- this literally means 'have you eaten yet?' which just goes to show how important eating is in Thailand!

Leonie - Original Traveller

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Leonie Wright

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My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Learn the Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Trek through Ladakh, Tibet and Bhutan
  • Attend a local Indian wedding

Best Moments

  • Snorkelling in Indonesia with manta rays
  • Seeing the Taj Mahal up close at sunrise
  • Experiencing the organised chaos of the Sri Lankan bus system
  • Watching the relief on a Chiang Mai stall keeper's face when she realised I could speak Thai
  • Walking through the incredible ruins of Angkor knowing it was constructed nearly 1000 years ago and left largely undiscovered until the 20th century

Toughest Travel Moment

  • On a 3 hour bus ride to climb Adam's Peak from Kandy to Hatton in Sri Lanka. The driver clearly was in a hurry and decided the best way to get there was to over take other buses on blind corners with a sheer cliff down one side. Incredible how we zoomed back in to our lane in the nic of time but most incredibly of all were the rest of the passengers who all climbed on board and promptly fell asleep as though it was the most relaxing journey they had ever been on. All we could do was to laugh otherwise it would have been tears! Once arriving in Hatton and with legs completely jellified we decided to splash out on a tuk tuk for £7.50 in order to drive us the further 1 hour to Dalhousie where Adam's Peak is situated. Best. Decision. Ever.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • During my year abroad in Thailand we were given the opportunity to teach English to female inmates in Chiang Mai prison. This experience was one of the most unusual and interesting things I have done and no different to the rest of Thailand, the prisoners were polite, friendly and courteous. They were so eager to learn English they would even give up paid work in order to come to the classes and for Valentine's day they made us cards with elaborate pop up messages.

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