Yesterday we got the chance to see a very different side of Bangkok. We took a trip out of the crammed city centre full of high rise buildings, traffic congested streets, to take a tour of the canal waterways on the western side of the Chao Phraya River. Continue reading
The attention to detail on this kid sized world is impressive! Continue reading
After a day of schooling and getting our bearings in this hot and crazy capital, we decided to head over to the Grand Palace.
We had heard it was very busy, especially during Thailands year of mourning, so we set off straight after breakfast! We jumped in a cab outside our Airbnb and turned the corner Continue reading
Elephants have been part of the Thai logging culture for many years, but since the government ban on tree cutting, elephant owners have been left looking for other work to do with their animals to make a living. Nowadays this often means forced rides, cruel Continue reading
Yesterday we had the most wonderful day exploring the surrounding areas of northern Thailand. We booked a local guide to drive us out into the countryside and up into the mountains, to visit some of the temples and trek through the forests to visit some of the hill tribes. Continue reading
We were all excited to be flying up to Chiang Mai not only because we had heard so much about this beautiful city in northern Thailand , but also because we were finally getting to see Nanny (Dens mum) after 5 months away!
Our plane landed mid morning and because we were a domestic flight from Bangkok, there weren’t any immigration queues to pass through, so we were whizzing our way in a taxi to the hotel in no time! Continue reading
There are so many beautiful beaches along this stretch of coast, it was difficult to choose, so we decided to look on line for a nice family friendly one. We were pleased to find out that Cha Am beach, which wasn’t too far away was holding the International kite flying competition this weekend at one end of its beach! So we packed ourselves a picnic and set off on the car! Continue reading
We find it better for everyone if we stay for a minimum of three nights anywhere, so we decided to head to Chumphon and had found a hotel online that appeared to have a family room so we could all be in together. Continue reading
At lunch time we were picked up at our riverside bungalow and driven about 20 minutes east past the mountains to a banana farm, where we were to meet and spend some time with the retired elephant Somboon. Continue reading
A perfectly designed wooden home on stilts, reached by a wooden walkway raised above the leafy jungle floor and with a veranda overlooking the passing stream. Continue reading