Thailand: Animal Tourism’s Progress is Possible With Love and Bananas

Thailand: Animal Tourism’s Progress is Possible With Love and Bananas

Yesterday was very special as it was spent with beautiful Asian Elephants. At the end of our day at Elephant Nature Park (ENP) our guide Tong asked if we had any questions. Rob - "During our time spent in Ayutthaya we saw elephants being ridden by tourists along the roads, is the government doing anything [...]

3 Steps To Help Solve The Palm Oil Problem

3 Steps To Help Solve The Palm Oil Problem

It seems the Iceland Christmas advert, banned or not banned, has gotten everyone's ears open to the issues surrounding palm oil. Seriously Iceland, I already loved you for your frozen Greggs pasties (once a northern lass, always a northern lass - also, currently craving one out here in Thailand!!!), but bravo for bringing this issue [...]

Thailand: Cities of Ruin – Ayutthaya & Sukhothai

Thailand: Cities of Ruin – Ayutthaya & Sukhothai

Sukhothai meaning 'the dawn of happiness' was the first capital of Siam (now Thailand). It was the capital for 200 years until the Ayutthaya Kingdom took over. Ayutthaya was then the capital for 400 years until 1767 when Burma invaded and destroyed both Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. What is now left in both cities are strangely beautiful [...]