Waterfights Are Fun

A squirt of water makes most people squeal. And after squealing, what else is there to do but laugh at your loss of dignity? And so Songkran, the Thai.

2 years ago

Monks In Makeup

Continuing our bittersweet farewell tour of Chiang Mai, we decided to hit some of recommended tourist hangouts in the old town. We found overpriced and underwhelming food in most.

2 years ago

Monk Initiation Ceremony

Our relationship with Chiang Mai has changed. We are no longer exploring this exotic city, known as Thailand’s “rose of the north”. We are saying goodbye. We are retracing.

2 years ago

Bombed By Bureaucracy

Our family holiday plans are in tatters. Darling Man’s Schengen visa application was rejected. We don’t quite know what to do next. There was a note stuck to Darling.

2 years ago

Best Laid Plans …

As an Australian, I take it for granted that I can travel anywhere in the world that tickles my fancy. Sure, I might need to get a visa. But.

2 years ago

Songkran, The Thai New Year

Songkran is fast approaching! This year the Thai new year will be celebrated between April 13 and the 15. Here’s a short introduction to Songkran in Bangkok from the.

2 years ago

Bum Conundrum

Chiang Mai’s wats are funny old places. Many of the riverfront wats have kayaks for hire. Most have an assortment of lounging cats and dogs. As you can see,.

2 years ago

Wat Umong, Chiang Mai’s Adventure Temple

Wat Umong has got to be the best boy’s own and girl’s own adventure temple in Chiang Mai. It’s got everything an adventurous kid could want – tunnels, jungle,.

2 years ago