In June 2012, we visited Thailand, making the most of our time there with a trip between Bangkok and Koh Samui. Having arrived on the island after a lengthy train journey and checked in at the Mantra Samui Resort, we were ready to fill our time with exploration.
Now this was the first time that any of us had visited this paradise island, so in our group we wanted to experience a bit of it all – and we did. From jet skiing to massages to the full moon party in neighbouring Koh Phangan, we made it happen!
In search of a diverse, culture filled break from the UK, I arranged a break to Marrakech in Morocco, North Africa for my boyfriend and I for a long weekend getaway.
Flying with Ryanair from East Midlands direct to Menara Airport (following a two hour delay!) we arrived in the early evening and were immediately taken aback by the heat of the country. There were cashpoints immediately located in the airport, making it easy to withdraw our cash in the first instance. As we left the airport, we were greeted by a line of taxis, each bartering for our business. When we found one that seemed more familiar with our destination – Riad la Maison Rouge – we loaded our baggage and headed off into the night of Marrakech.