Getting My Bike Licence: Step One

When I was younger I was obsessed with motorbikes. My dad’s friend would ride over every week for a cuppa, and whilst the kettle boiled he would let me sit on the front of his seat and ride along for a whopping three metres. When I got older this changed to three miles, and a […]

Normandy Omaha Beach

As the gorgeous Miroir D’eau faded into the distance in our rearview mirror, Normandy was soon ahead of us.     I’ve totally skipped the part where we stopped in Nantes overnight in the above sentence, but to be honest except for eating way too much steak, finding a cool hippo cocktail stirrer and buying […]

Place De La Bourse and The Miroir D’eau

The Miroir D’eau, otherwise known as the world’s largest reflecting pool, is a pool which goes by many names; Water Mirror, Miroir D’eau and even Miroir Des Quais. But whilst it can be confusing knowing what to call the impressive pool, one thing’s for sure; with it’s location straight in front of Place De La […]

Riding To France For A Night In

Sometimes in life, you just need a night in. Although I’m sure in most cases, you don’t get the cravings for a night in when your halfway through a motorbike trip across France…     But, after the trauma of the night before, (which you can read about here if you missed it!) combined with […]

Beating And Treating Holiday Sickness

Of all the foods I’ve eaten; offal, blood and chicken feet, it was an empanada that coerced my body into betraying me and giving me that, never wanted, holiday sickness. I was in Toulouse sat in a charmingly quaint hole-in-the-wall style restaurant, and with the vivid colours and memorabilia which was strewn across the room […]

Aigues Mortes France

Based in the Gard department in the Occitanie region is Aigues Mortes France, a medieval city surrounded by walls.     But before we get to that, let me take you back to the beginning of my day…Have you ever started your day on the back of a motorbike, screaming “AMAGAD MINGOS” over your helmet intercom because […]

Motorcycle Trip: Lyon To Montpellier

After waking up in what can only be described as a jumble of pillowy soft clouds, I managed to tear myself away and get ready for the next leg of our trip: Lyon to Montpellier. I actually managed to get ready in no time at all, which is surprising considering that I hate both early […]

Motorcycle Trip: Reims To Lyon

  Day Two of our motorcycle road trip started with a stretch and my eyes slowly fluttering open. Not because this is a romantic novel, but because if S saw that I was awake he’d make me get up. A quick glance at the clock confirmed my suspicions, that it was “too-early-o’clock” and so I […]

10 Things I Learnt Riding To France For The First Time

Last week S and I set off for a quick European getaway by hopping on the bike and riding to France for the first time.     I say “we” took but what actually happened is S rode the bike and I sat on the back singing Spice Girls over the intercom with the occasional pip of childish glee […]

Valkenswaard MX GP

If you didn’t catch my last post (and why ever not?) S and I recently took a little European road trip.     We hopped aboard the Eurotunnel and headed all the way to The Netherlands just in time for the Valkenswaard MX GP. Although we did get slightly distracted along the way, making a little […]

A Day Of Dirtbikes

There are few occasions that I’ll get out of bed before 9am for. And to get me out of bed before 6am? There are just two. Holidays and Motocross.     Now this is the part where I’d love to tell you that it is I who rides Motocross and I’m this total bad-ass dirt-bike […]

Baan Ricky

Growing up with bikes along with a shared passion with his dad, S has been into motocross pretty much since he could say the word. Unfortunately motocross isn’t a well known sport in Thailand at the moment, so that passion has been simmering in the background just waiting for an opportunity to get out on […]

Sunset View Point

Hidden around the corner of Vongduen Beach, lays one of Koh Samet‘s best-kept secrets; Sunset View Point. Located on Koh Samet, a little island just a few hours from Bangkok, Sunset View Point is located down a trodden path in Tay Koh which leads down to this. A place so serene that with every step […]

Samet Beaches

One of the great things about staying on a island such as Koh Samet, is that it’s small enough to explore in a day. Determined to explore as much as we could of the island, we rented scooters for a day of exploring.     S got his game-face on.     And with that we […]