How Volunteering Helped Me To See The Real Thailand

Thailand will always be one my favorite travel destinations, and I’m certainly not alone in thinking this. In fact, every year literally millions of people from all over the world choose Thailand as a place to spend their vacations. And it’s hard to blame them. The country has everything that any traveler could ever want. […]

Learning to COPE – Visiting the COPE Centre in Vientiane, Laos

Learning to COPE! The COPE Centre in Vientiane was not on the top of my list of attractions to visit in Laos. In fact, I had never heard of it before arriving in Vientiane. The Laos PDR capital is often just seen as a short visa stop over for many travellers heading towards Thailand, Vietnam […]

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 […]

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 […]