Thailand

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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Chiang Mai an Elephant’s Tale

Chiang Mai an Elephant’s Tale

Sep 24, 2016

Who would have thought following piles of manure around on a steamy afternoon could be such fun! Now there is an opening gambit I never thought I would write. But this is not just any old dung, it is elephant dung. We are just outside Chiang Mai in northern Thailand visiting the wonderful Poopoopaper. The

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