Location Independant

Practical Guide for a Long-Stay in Chiang Mai

We spent two months in Chiang Mai as 'digital nomads'. It is a wonderful city with just the right blend of urban conveniences, cultural activities and local nature spots. As the second city of Thailand it is al...
Raj with Granny Elephant

Elephant Nature Park (the best day ever)

Rescued, saved and loved - the animals at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, have been through all kinds of unhappiness in their lifetime, but now they have home to call their own. We rolled out of bed at...
Doi Suthep

An Unexpected Journey : The Other Side of Doi Suthep

Although not quite as epic as the adventures of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, my recent adventure wasn’t too far off in terms of death defying antics, scaling a mountain, meeting interesting people and making new friends,...
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How To Do Christmas When Travelling

Christmas is different for everyone. For us it's cold. It's the type of Christmas songs are written about. Frosty and cold, where Santa is a big bearded chap donning a red suit led by reindeer around the world....
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Chiang Mai (part 2) – 2009

19/2/2009 - A quiet day at the office Most of my Spicy Crew friends went on a trek today which was sad for me. I really wanted to go, but I`m saving the pennies and I had agreed to help out for a bit at the ho...
Train to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai (part 1) – 2009

15/2/2009 - Back in Chiang Mai Oh, how I love Chiang Mai dearly. It`s like a favourite acquaintance that you want to know more about and spend more quality time with. I was woken up by the faint murmur of...
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Chiang Mai (part 3) – 2008

6/12/2008 - Alms Offering to 11,250 Monks and the Night Bazaar It was 5am, it was pitch black and there was loud thumping on the hostel front door. I rolled over in my bed and made a quiet groan, knowing that ...
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Chiang Mai (part 2) – 2008

26/11/2008 - Deluxe Camping Trip Motorbikes, Ox-carts, Elephants, Riding on the roof of a pick-up truck, White water rafting, Trekking, Hot springs and Camping.....this was one hell of a day. Jimmy, Sunil, No...
Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai (part 1) – 2008

21/11/2008 - Hello to Chiang Mai Being on an open carriage meant that once one person was up and about, we all were. Not that I was getting much sleep. The breakfast they brought was truly awful - the sausage ...