Stir Fry Pork with Hot Basil Leaves – an amazing Thai dish!

A recipe that we picked up in Chiang Mai, stir fry porkΒ with hot basil leaves became a firm favourite in our repertoire. It takes about fifteen minutes to prep and only around five minutes to cook!

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Wats around the old town in Chiang Mai

All around the old town within the city walls in Chiang Mai there are stunning temples, whether you are looking for history or spirituality there is something to see. Here are some of our favourite pictures we took whilst exploring the temples of the old town.  

Our favourite Papaya Salad recipe!

Papaya salad is simple, healthy and absolutely delicious. It quickly became a favourite lunchtime snack of ours, and we were very happy to find out how easy it was to make!

Pad Thai!

One of our absolute staple favourite Thai foods was Pad Thai – the combination of crunchy vegetables and peanuts along with tofu and noodles made it either a great quick snack or a killer stand alone meal. Here is a great recipe we learned so you can make it in true Thai style! 100g rice…

Sunday walking street

Every Sunday the centre of Chiang Mai is transformed andΒ a sprawling night market takes over the usually traffic filled roads! This is Sunday walking street. We had heard about this from several locals and also seen it listed on almost every town map, so at 6pm (the start time) we headed down to see what…

Mango Tango (and our engagement story!)

Located in the trendy district of Nimman in Chiang Mai is Mango Tango – a restaurant who absolutely specialise in delivering the best in mango goodness to the people of Chiang Mai. Established in 2001 it has been serving some of the best mango Sticky rice in town ever since! I found out about the…

Muay Thai

Thai boxing is a sport that I have always been aware of – it’s something you cannot escape being aware of in Thailand with it seemingly being on television 24/7. It is, however, something neither Sarah or I paid too much attention to. This was until we were in Chiang Mai and after spending a…

Thai food, our top 5

Thai food is addictive – seriously addictive. Here are some of our favourite dishes that we took great pleasure devouring on this trip! Pad Thai One of our absolute staple favourite Thai foods was Pad Thai – the combination of crunchy vegetables and peanuts along with tofu and noodles made it either a great quick…

Muay Thai in Chiang Mai – our favourite pictures

Whilst spending some time in Chiang Mai we developed a love for Muay Thai. It was so interesting for us to watch and we really enjoyed the spectacle! Here are some of our favourite photos of the fights we watched;

Ko Tao, the animals of the island

Something that is quite quickly noticeable about Ko Tao is the amount of animals wandering around. Unlike Bangkok they don’t seem wary of humans and do not look like they are unwell – unlike Bangkok they also don’t look quite as scary. There are so many cats and dogs roaming freely around the island it’s…

Ko Tao

Thought of as the baby of Ko Samui and Ko Pangan, Ko Tao is a stunning tiny little island in the south of Thailand! It’s famous for diving and is where we have chosen to come and get out PADI’s (diving license). Getting a night train to Chumpon from Bangkok at 7:30pm we connected with…