My favourite cafes in Chiang Mai (Thailand)

My favourite cafes in Chiang Mai (Thailand)

I was surprised when I arrived in Chiang Mai to have so many wonderful cafes to visit. These are some of my favourites… Boxshop Café There is one of my first discoveries and is on Chang Klan Road, to the East of the old city....
My favourite cafes in Hong Dong (Thailand)

My favourite cafes in Hong Dong (Thailand)

I do love a good café. There is something about sitting in a relaxing environment with good food that makes me very very happy. Baan Suan Him Doi Resort I stayed at this resort for a month while volunteering at Care for Dogs. They have a great little restaurant with a...
The mysteries of Wat Palad (Thailand)

The mysteries of Wat Palad (Thailand)

The temples of Chiang Mai continue to amaze me. Wat Palad is a gem that I hope will remain one of the least visited temples as it was such a treat to walk around the grounds without the many tourists that can be present at other temples. This time I will let the...
From Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang (by slow boat)

From Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang (by slow boat)

I was emailing a friend about the next leg of my journey: Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, Laos, while thinking to myself I wish someone else could organise this for me. After 6 weeks in Chiang Mai I wasn’t ready for backpacking mode again. It turns out that the Universe...
8 lesson abandoned Thai dogs taught me about life

8 lesson abandoned Thai dogs taught me about life

Recently, I was fortunate enough to volunteer at the Care For Dogs shelter in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand for 6 weeks. Although I’ve already written about the experience I thought that the dogs deserved another post as they are constantly on my mind. So here are...
The White Temple – simply extraordinary!

The White Temple – simply extraordinary!

The White Temple was so completely different to anything else that I’d seen, and really blew my mind, so it deserves its own special post. I was on a tour from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang when we stopped in Chiang Rai. We only had 20 minutes to see the temple so I...
A trifecta of Chiang Mai night markets (Thailand)

A trifecta of Chiang Mai night markets (Thailand)

Chiang Mai has 3 night markets for you to wander around and nibble through to your heart’s content.   Night Bizarre This market is on Chang Khan Road and I visited it nearly every Friday night when I was here as it was just down the road (it’s open on other...
How 200 street dogs stole a piece of my heart

How 200 street dogs stole a piece of my heart

For the last 6 weeks I’ve had the pleasure to volunteer at the Care For Dogs shelter in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Choosing to come here has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The shelter cares for about 200 dogs and puppies and is run solely by...
Doi Inthanon – highest of the high (Thailand)

Doi Inthanon – highest of the high (Thailand)

I was keen to get out into the countryside to places that my bike and I were reluctant to pedal so I became a tourist for a day and booked a tour to Doi Inthanon National Park. What a fantastic day! We had a packed minivan with people from all over the world and a...

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