Monday, 22 December 2014


Again Bangkok was a culture shock. A completely different one to Dubai. Like most cities it was very fast paced, humid and confusing. Personally we found Bangkok very dirty and smelly. Later on we found out we were ripped off on the taxi from the airport, it should cost between 600-700bht, ours cost £1000 and it was on the meter. So the meter must have been tampered with- so be careful.
We stayed there three nights at the Buddy Boutique hotel, which was a really good location as it was just off the Koah San Road. We found that three nights was more than enough for us. I'd recommend only staying one, maybe two nights maximum in the city.
While we were there we wanted to do the  typical things, like go to the floating market, see the majority of the temples, and watch a ping pong show and go to the skybar which was where a scene from the hangover was filmed.
Unfortunately we were on a very tight budget, so we only managed to see one temple, we saw the 'Wat Arun' this is one of the most popular, especially during sunset. It was beautiful, and huge, we climbed as far as we could, this was when Amy discovered her fear of heights and froze half way up the steap staircase, clutching on to the railings. 
The only other thing we did in Bangkok was watch a ping pong show. It was basically a live sex show. We were taken on a tuk tuk down this dark alley and led into the side door, forced to pay 500bht and made to sit in this room and watched things we never want to see again. For example, smoking, opening a bottle, firing a dart, banana and of course a ping pong all out of you know what... Because we were in the middle of nowhere the tuk tuk drivers knew they could rip us off. It is hard to find a Thai person to trust.
We didn't get to go to the Skybar because we were told we wernt dressed smart enough, but instead we got drunk and ate a Scorpian.
The only reason we didn't make it to the floating market was because again it was hard to find a Thai person to trust, we were told so many different things about where the market was, how much you should pay to get there etc etc, in the end we decided not to go. But I do wish we had gone.
Next stop, Koh Chang!!


Monday, 8 December 2014


Well.. Where to begin. For me Dubai was a massive culture shock, however It was truly mind blowing. 

We stayed Dream Palace hotel in Deira, which is classed as the Old town, it's a very local. Personally I would recommend to any tourist to stay in Downtown. It's a little more touristy there and you are less likely to stick out like a soar thumb. Being blonde does not help!

Firstly we had a look around the Duabi mall! You could spend days there, there is an aquarium, icerink and waterfall inside it, it really has everything you could ever need. Just outside of the main entrance to the mall is the Burj Khalifa. Which is the tallest building in the world, you can go up there but I think it was pretty pricey. Next to that is the Dubai fountains, every hour the fountains go off and perform a stunning display to classical music. 

The following day we sunbathed next to the man made Palm Jumeria, caught the metro straight down the centre of the Palm just in time to watch the sunset over the Atlantis hotel. We were lucky enough to be aloud on the private beach at that time and then we were invited to go to the aquarium for free! 

We found that the metro was the cheapest, easiest and quickest way around the country. Once we found our feet we both did enjoy Dubai. I would visit it again, however I would make sure I stay in Downtown. 

Our next stop is Bangkok, Thailand!! How exciting!


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

LUSH: American Cream conditioner review.

American Cream

Where to begin?

I suffer with very coarse, dry hair. It isn't so much damaged as I have regular cuts. I was starting to get really frustrated as I was using various products aimed at dry damaged hair and they just weren't working. Until I discovered American CreamThe consistency of this product is very thick, but it spreads through the hair smoothly and washes out easily. Once dry my hair felt so soft and had such a nice shine to it, it's the softest it's ever been in years. It almost feels like I've just had it cut. Volume is also extremely important to me, and American Cream allows my hair to keep it's natural volume.

This yummy conditioner is jam packed with 17 different ingredients, including fresh strawberries and vitamin C, the sent is divine. So sweet and creamy, it's also very long lasting, (which I like as I don't wash my hair regularly.) Inspired by 1950's US milk bars LUSH says that: This creamy conditioner is what the girls would have used to make their hair soft before going out on a date, dressed up in their bobby socks and circular skirts. The scent of honey, vanilla, strawberries and oranges is so sexy and sweet that dates can’t stay away.

I would recommend this conditioner to anyone, especially if they have dry hair. 


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