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 [...]

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 [...]

China: Sustainable City Guide – Shanghai on a budget

China: Sustainable City Guide – Shanghai on a budget

Shanghai is the largest city in China by population and the second most populated city in the world (24 million as of 2017). It should also be noted it hosts 90 billionaires, 370,000 millionaires and they are the largest consumers of designer goods. Whilst in Beijing I started reading the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy (FYI out [...]