The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – caring for elephants, not riding them!

Chiang in Thai means elephant. This means that Chiang Mai is quite obviously known as a city of elephants. When you visit it is very apparent that they are an enormous part of the tourist industry here, with virtually all of the tour operators and guesthouse a offering one kind of elephant experience or another. … Continue reading The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – caring for elephants, not riding them!

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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.  

Battambang – a flying visit.

The colonial city of Battambang was high on our list in Cambodia to visit. The old world architecture and riverside sleepy town vibe described in travel guides had been greatly appealing. Unfortunately, we only had one spare night to make this visit so knew we would have to be pretty organised. We took the earliest … Continue reading Battambang – a flying visit.

Hanoi – The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Founding father of modern day Vietnam Ho Chi Minh is regarded as a hero by most Vietnamese. He spent his life fighting for an independent Vietnam, but died before this was realised. In the centre of Hanoi there stands an impressive monument to him. The Ho Cho Minh mausoleum is a huge stone structure where … Continue reading Hanoi – The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Vietnamese food – our top 5!

Even before we crossed the border into Vietnam from Cambodia we were excited about the food! If I'm brutally honest, Cambodian food isn't great - so having some amazing and varied cuisine to look forward to was great! Here are our top 5 picks of Vietnamese food. 1. Pho Otherwise known as Vietnams national dish … Continue reading Vietnamese food – our top 5!

Snorkelling around Gili Meno

Sicnce gaining our open water and advanced open water PADI's we have developed a great love of being in the water and exploring underneath it! Unfortunately, Scuba diving is not a cheap hobby, however, if you have a snorkel, some flippers and some advice on where to find a good reef then snorkelling can be … Continue reading Snorkelling around Gili Meno