A scarf fit for the Queen

We have wanted to come to Chiang Mai for a long time; so spending two weeks here has been a dream. Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand and there are plenty of ways to spend your time; art galleries, coffee shops, massage parlours, city parks- the list continues. Whilst the the city…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Thailand! As this was our first Christmas away from our families; Joe and I wanted to plan something really special; A- so we didn’t get homesick and B- because we wanted to make some really special memories of our first Christmas in a foreign country. We decided to spend the whole day…

Sick in a Songthaew

Today we caught a songthaew (think red minibus crossed with a pickup truck) up to Doi Suthep- which drives so fast up and around the bends of the mountain I nearly threw up on the 9 people in there with me. Doi Suthep houses one of the most sacred temples in the country- the temple…

Bizarre Bazaar

After relaxing by the hotel pool all day, we thought it was about time to stop going to bed at 11pm like the young pensioners we are and experience a night out like a proper Thailand backpacker. If you’re planning a trip to Chiang Mai, you should definitely head over to the night market; the…

Snapshot of Chiang Mai

We’re here in Chiang Mai for two weeks so we’re still exploring, trying to find our bearings and stumbling across some amazing sights. We do have some day trips planned soon though so I’ll let you all know how they go. It’s also worth mentioning that Joe and I travel on a really basic budget;…

Nelly the elephant

We’ve travelled North from Bangkok and arrived in Chiang Mai yesterday evening; whilst exploring what the city has to offer, we stumbled across an elephant parade. Chiang Mai has been filled with 89 painted elephant sculptures at various locations around the city and they’re so beautifully done! The parade’s aim is to educate and raise…

*Foodporn Warning!*

After a hellish (and delayed) flight to Bangkok, it’s safe to say that Joe and I were grumpy, jet lagged and not really feeling the whole travelling game- day 1 I know how pathetic is that?! As we’re two of the greediest people you may ever meet, the only way we were ever going to…

Sa Wad Dee Ka

Bangkok we have officially arrived! I left my job 8 weeks ago to finish preparingΒ  for my trip to SE Asia, which let’s face it was waaay too much time. So naturally I did a whole lot of nothing until a few days before we set off; which as I’m sure you can imagine isn’t…