Should You Ride an Elephant in Thailand?

Elephant tourism is huge.  Without prior knowledge or research it may be difficult to know, should you really ride an elephant in Thailand? Feel free to share your views and spark a conversation in the comments section below the article. Prior to my trip to Thailand, it was impossible to scroll through my social media […]

PADI Open Water in Koh Tao

First of all, I, by any stretch of the imagination, do not claim to be an expert in diving.  However, I do have first hand experience in going from having absolutely no clue about diving, to going to Koh Tao, completing my first ever dive and in turn, completing my PADI Open Water Certificate. Which […]

Slow Boat From Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

After Chiang Mai, it was time to make our way to the next country, Laos. There are a number of ways Luang Prabang can be reached from Chiang Mai – slow boat, fast boat, minibus or plane. We opted to take the slow boat from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang. We were told by a number […]

Elephant Nature Park

As is the case with most people who go to Chiang Mai, we decided we wanted to go and see some elephants while we were there.  We had heard some stories about tourist camps who mistreat the elephants, so we decided to do a bit of research to see which would be the best one to […]

Elephants and Temples in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a beautiful and relaxed city in Northern Thailand. With a mixture of ancient temples and a lively bar scene, it is not surprising Chiang Mai is the destination for many travellers in South-East Asia.   As the largest city in Northern Thailand, there’s so much that can be done here.  Not surprisingly […]

A Short Guide to Bangkok

The day had finally come, the day we flew out to Bangkok from chilly Manchester and explore South East Asia for 6 months. 5 minutes after getting to the airport, upon checking in, our trip already had its first hiccup. Apparently, it was necessary to book a flight/bus/boat proving you were leaving Thailand before travelling […]