There is more to Thailand than beaches

I began travelling to Thailand from Australia in 2009 which started a love affair beyond recognition. Not the hot and steamy holiday affair you are all conjuring right now, but the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. The love affair I am talking about is with Thailand as a country and more specifically with Read More …

Songkran in Chiang Mai: Celebrating Thai New Year Like a Local

I have tried to describe the Thai New Year Festival of Songkran to so many people over the years. I have Skyped people from a safe distance for them to see the madness as close as possible, I have about a million photographs from this year’s festival alone but nothing can quite capture the feeling Read More …

5 reasons to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Weather Thailand, like the rest of the south-eastern Asian countries, it doesn’t have the same seasons as most of Australia or New Zealand. Instead there is the dry season and the wet season. Most year round it is hot and humid but during the wet season, there are many downpours and storms (mainly in the Read More …

Life in Chiang Mai: A Charitable Experience

Chiang Mai is stocked full of young American graduates looking to do good in this world. It is a city full of volunteers and retirees, some who care about the place in which they are lucky enough to live and others who seem entirely impartial to the happenings in this tiny pocket of the world. Read More …

Sunday in Chiang Mai: A day at Huay Tung Thao Lake

Chiang Mai, as a tourist destination, has a rich array of cultural sights, temples, tigers and elephants. Being the original capital of Thailand, there is a great deal of history for tourists to gain an insight into the rule of Siam and a world that existed over 500 years ago. But what do you do Read More …

Life in Chiang Mai

It has been a week since we arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand and it surprises me that we have settled into doing nothing so easily! Prior to arriving here, we had 3 solid weeks of finishing up with work, packing, then crazy packing and the final move. It was exhausting and exhilarating all at the Read More …