Koh Tao and Koh Samui: An Island-hopping Itinerary in Thailand

On my second visit to Koh Samui I could barely remember where the good restaurants were that I liked from last time, or that nice beach, etc. This time I’ve put it all down in a post ASAP so even if no one else benefits from it, at least I have a reference for future! KOH SAMUI ISLAND The bigger and more developed version of … Continue reading Koh Tao and Koh Samui: An Island-hopping Itinerary in Thailand

Is Botox Bad for you?

What is Botox? Botox is a brand name for a substance called Botulinum Neurotoxin type A.  Botulinum neurotoxins are a substance produced naturally by clostridial bacteria. It is historically a well-documented source of food-poisoning. For use in medicine and cosmetics, it is purified and isolated in a complex series of steps that is highly regulated by government agencies in most countries. Tiny quantities are injected … Continue reading Is Botox Bad for you?

Bulgaria: A Black Sea Coastal Holiday

We wanted a cheeky getaway and booked Bulgaria almost at random – I’d heard it was great, so why not! It’s a 4hr flight from London, but really rather cheap to get to. We paid about £75 for the very-last-minute return flights from Gatwick/Luton. Our trip spanned 7 days in total and looked something like this: Bourgas/Sozopol – 2 nights Nessebar – 1 night/2days Varna … Continue reading Bulgaria: A Black Sea Coastal Holiday

South Taiwan: Things to do and places to visit

North Taiwan has Taipei, glamour, and tall buidlings. Few people venture south but there is certainly a lot to do and visit. It has beaches, culture, and real cultural-eats: The best airport to fly into to discover South Taiwan is the Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH), otherwise arrive by high-speed rail/bullet train from Taipei to Kaohsiung Tsuoying Station. From there if you want to skip Kaohsiung city and … Continue reading South Taiwan: Things to do and places to visit

Taiwanese Food: How and what to eat in Taiwan

Navigating the Taiwanese food scene can be intimidating. There’s SO MUCH FOOD. These are probably my favourite Taiwanese staples that I encourage everyone to try: 1) Taiwanese Beef Noodles (牛肉麵) Many people’s favourite Taiwanese dish: Slow-stewed beef brisket in a “hongsao” flavoured broth with noodles. Price for a large bowl typically between $75 – 110nt. This bowl costs $100nt at: Da-Niu (大牛牛肉麵) No. 96 Shiwei … Continue reading Taiwanese Food: How and what to eat in Taiwan

Doctors: Specialty training in Switzerland and how to apply for it

Swiss Medical Specialty Training System: How to Apply and Life as a Doctor in Switzerland. It’s no secret that the UK no longer has the greenest pastures for doctors or those considering a career in medicine. Applications to UK medical schools keep falling year on year and more doctors drop out of medicine entirely or leave the UK during or after foundation training. If you’re one … Continue reading Doctors: Specialty training in Switzerland and how to apply for it