Thailand: Sustainable City Guide – Chiang Mai

Thailand: Sustainable City Guide – Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is northern Thailand's largest city located in a valley on the banks of the Ping River. The city itself is quite modern but has an old town surrounded by gates and walls which further afield is surrounded by rainforest, mountains and waterfalls. Getting around Despite being the north's largest city, Chiang Mai isn't too [...]

10 Sustainable Stocking Fillers For Travellers

10 Sustainable Stocking Fillers For Travellers

I'm not sure how it's happened but December is actually here, which means Christmas is just round the corner. For me, this year will be very different. It'll be my first ever Christmas away from home and family as we'll be spending it in Sri Lanka, replacing Turkey and trimmings for a veggie curry and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]