Chiang Mai for Backpackers – Exploring Asia’s favourite city!

Chiang Mai for Backpackers Chiang Mai is turning out to be one of the trendiest cities in South East Asia. Located in the beautiful north eastern part of Thailand, Chiang Mai attracts over five million visitors a year with many choosing to stay long-term. But what is it about the city that has people raving […]

A backpackers guide to trekking in Nepal

Nepal is popularly known as an exquisite trekking destination. Trekking in Nepal is not only thrilling, but also economical. As a backpacking destination it delivers a truly unique and rare travel experience, that is surprisingly under priced considering how much personal satisfaction it delivers. Every year, thousands of people from all around the globe set […]

Simple budgeting tips for backpackers travelling through Asia

  Setting a budget whilst travelling long-term can seem like a daunting task. It is one of those decisions where you have to work out how much you have to spend, where you’re going to travel to, and what activities you want like to do. The bonus about backpacking through Asia is that it can […]

Some tips to remember while travelling in South East Asia

Some quick tips to remember while travelling in South East Asia or other ASIAN countries… I’m sure most of you have heard about the ‘Malaysian mountain scandal’ by now. Where a group of over enthusiastic backpackers had a naked photo-shoot on top of one of Borneo’s most sacred locations. This unfortunately led to not only […]

What is Ethical Elephant Tourism in Asia?

Ethical elephant tourism in Asia Did you know elephants are highly sensitive and unique creatures and they are deeply social and receptive creatures? Their ears and tusks act as highly sensitive, vibration and sonar receptors that are crucial for migrations through forests and mountainous terrains. Truly magnificent!  In the wild they can usually live for […]

Farang Village and the Frenchmans Market in Chiang Mai

Coffee and croissants every Saturday in Chiang Mai… Great place for long-stay travellers to meet up. Good food, coffee, conversation and friends. The ‘Frenchman’s market’ is truly a unique experience and a life-line for the Chiang Mai expat community. Nestled in the north-west corner of the city, tucked away in the forests, is the infamous […]

Yee Peng and Loy Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai Thailand

Lighting up the night sky… The most anticipated festival in Chiang Mai’s yearly calendar. Yi Peng & Loi Krathong never seems to disappoint. Get ready for one of the most illuminating, spiritual, crazy, fun and explosive festivals in Chiang Mai. What you get out of it all depends on where you position yourself during the […]