In the first part of my ‘Year in Review’ segment I covered our travels in Amsterdam, Beijing, Harbin and Hong Kong. We were in Hong Kong with only three days remaining at our accommodation, and we still hadn’t figured out where we were going next – this is one of the beauties of backpacking in my… Continue reading Our Travels: A Year in Review, Part 2 – Plus 5 More Real-World Tips for the Prospective Traveller.
I split this piece into 2 separate posts as it’s quite a long one, so if you didn’t catch the first part and are interested in reading about our journey around the famous Mae Hong Son Loop, you can find it here. So just a quick recap of what has happened thus far…we left Chiang… Continue reading Part 2 – Mae Hong Son Motorbike Loop (Northern Thailand). Boasting 1,864 curves, This is Biking Mecca! Video Inside
The Thai province of Mae Hong Son lies in the country’s remote north-west region and is often referred to as the most pristine and culturally authentic area of Thailand. All districts within Mae Hong Son province share a common border with Myanmar, the two countries are separated by natural boundaries including but not limited to… Continue reading Part 1 – Mae Hong Son Motorbike Loop (Northern Thailand). Off to a Rocky Start…
Some of you may have heard of a place known as the Tiger Temple, the infamous ‘wildlife sanctuary’ in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province. The Tiger Temple on the surface seems like a perfect place to come face to face with one of the most majestic animals on the planet, maybe even give one a cuddle – I mean,… Continue reading Two Contrasting Views on the Ethics of Tigers in Captivity – My Experience at Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Khao Yai National Park is located a few hours north east of Bangkok so it makes for an ideal scenic getaway if you are spending a some time around central Thailand. We travelled to Khao Yai from the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, you can see my post about Ayutthaya and how not to get scammed… Continue reading Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.
The first time I ever saw an elephant outside of a zoo was a mere two weeks ago during our short stay in the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya, sadly these elephants were being ridden by their owners and tourists, this is something I don’t agree with and something I would never condone, although I… Continue reading My Elephantastic Experience at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Chiang Mai
After spending ten days in Hong Kong (a little too long in my opinion, see my post about it here) we arrived in Bangkok at around 3am and immediately took a taxi to our hostel, Baan Nampetch which which was around a ten minute walk from Khaosan road. As we arrived so early in the morning… Continue reading Avoid Getting Scammed in Bangkok and How to See a Better Side of Thailand Just an Hour to the North – Two Days in Ayutthaya