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Luang Prabang – our favourite sights

Luang Prabang – our favourite sights

Feb 28, 2018

As one walks along the street in Luang Prabang, the call goes out from every taxi, minibus and tuk tuk driver “Waterfall”. Okay yes, it is the top attraction and we had been resisting it, but it is our last day so we give in! We start early and head out to the Kuang Si

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Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang

Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang

Feb 26, 2018

We rise before it is fully light and head towards the centre of town. We are not alone. Mini buses pass us and other blurry eyed tourists join us. I hear French, Chinese, German and other strains of English. Locals are already there on their little stools with their offerings for the monks. This daily

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The colours of Chiang Rai

The colours of Chiang Rai

Feb 21, 2018

White, blue and black with a touch of gold thrown in for good measure. These are the colours of modern Chiang Rai. From the pristine Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), the whimsical Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) to the dark, in all senses of the word, Baan Dam (Black House), these buildings of Chiang

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2018 Chiang Rai International Balloon Fiesta

2018 Chiang Rai International Balloon Fiesta

Feb 16, 2018

Bright garish birds trying to take flight. Huge jewel coloured balloons jostling for space. The sudden whoosh of a flame behind you. A shout to move in a foreign tongue as a basket heads your way. We are like a couple of kids, heads back, mouths gapping open not knowing where to look next. I

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A long-tail boat from Tha Ton to Chiang Rai

A long-tail boat from Tha Ton to Chiang Rai

Feb 14, 2018

One of the things we love about travelling is the people we meet along the way. When we arrived at the Mud House the other day we met a couple of fellow countrymen. Not just any old Aussies but a travel blogger and her photographer partner! We slipped into easy conversation with them and found

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The Mud House Mae Salong, on the road to Chiang Rai

The Mud House Mae Salong, on the road to Chiang Rai

Feb 13, 2018

From my perch on a bamboo step I look down on the valley before me. Bananas, bamboo, pampas grass and coffee trees thrive here on the mountain slopes. In the valley there are terraces for crops and a stream which glistens in the morning light. Lush green mountains dip in and out of the valley,

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Tha Ton – on the road to Chiang Rai

Tha Ton – on the road to Chiang Rai

Feb 9, 2018

Another day, another fantastic Wat as they say. Haven’t heard that saying before? well maybe because I just made it up for our Thai adventure. We have moved on from Chiang Dao, further along the road towards Chiang Rai and find ourselves in Tha Ton. We indulged in another local bus ride, through mountains reminiscent

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Chiang Dao – on the road to Chiang Rai

Chiang Dao – on the road to Chiang Rai

Feb 7, 2018

You can do Chiang Rai in a day trip from Chiang Mai. But when you are James and Suzannah you can make that day trip last a week! The first part of the route to Chiang Dao is popular with backpackers on motorbikes, but for us it is a great excuse to get on a

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Choosing a spa in Chiang Mai

Choosing a spa in Chiang Mai

Feb 5, 2018

I am lulled by gentle music, a soft female voice singing words I don’t understand. But then I reason, as I don’t speak Thai I’m hardly likely too. I give up trying and succumb to the bliss of  my three hour spa treatment. But wait, I’m not alone, His Lordship, AKA my husband and partner

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

Feb 3, 2018

    What a way to start the Asian leg of our adventure, with a flower festival! We were supposed to begin in Siem Reap, but our plans changed when James read about this festival. So Thailand, in particular Chiang Mai became our first port of call. Was it a good call? It was a

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Foreign shores beckon!

Foreign shores beckon!

Feb 1, 2018

Four months ago we sold our rural property and started on our nomadic adventure. Firstly in our own backyard, south eastern Australia. And we have had the time of our lives!  Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, driving the Great Ocean Road, exploring the Dandenong Ranges just to list a few highlights. And all those lucky

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Must love dogs….a housesitter’s tail

Must love dogs….a housesitter’s tail

Dec 29, 2017

Yes, I know I have used the wrong “tale” here, but it is deliberate, used to illustrate my point. To really enjoy housesitting you must genuinely love all creatures furry, feathered and finned. And anyone familiar with my blog would know animals are my greatest passion (okay next to James!). Yes, there are animal free sits

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