How to extend your tourist Visa in Chiang Mai

Even if you do everything right when you visit the immigration office to extend your visa you’ll still spend a frustrating half day waiting for that all important stamp in your passport signalling that you’ve been granted an additional 30 days stay in country, but if you don’t know what to …

Renting a scooter in Chiang Mai

Getting around in Chiang Mai is pretty damn easy and you can find that getting across town, up Doi Suthep or even to Mae Ping is a simple affair. There are endless sonthaews and tuk-tuks available to take you wherever you need for a very reasonable fee. You can even …

Top tips for saving money in Chiang Mai

If you’ve ever been to Chiang Mai you’ll know that it’s easy to have a great time here without making too much of a dent in your travel budget and that’s just one of the reasons why we and seemingly every other backpacker love it. We’re long term travellers who …

Month 1: Budget and Expenses – Chiang Mai

Month one on the road for us has been spent entirely in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We chose to begin our travels here because it is well known for being the home of digital nomads (people who travel whilst making money from their laptops) and seeing as it is so welcoming …

Visiting the Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

We’ve all got a bucket list right? Well getting to meet and play with elephants in their natural habitat has been on ours for a long time and after our less than perfect experience meeting tigers at Tiger Kingdom we couldn’t think of a better time to tick it off. There …

Tiger Kingdom – Is it worth the visit?

On the morning we decided to visit Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai we woke up early, jumped on our scooter and got there just after opening (opening times are 9am to 6pm) in an attempt to experience these wonderful creatures before the crowds arrive. What we quickly realised was that …

Our 2015 Travel Plans

We left London on 1st January bound for Chiang Mai and with no concrete travel plans past that which was kind of exciting! This year for us is all about Asia and although we knew we would spend the entire 12 months on this side of the world, until today we …

Chiang Mai Biking – Awesome kings, cute kids and new friends

A huge part of why we wanted to travel was to try to restore a little of our faith in humanity. At home we were so constantly bombarded with the bad things happening in the world that we never saw any good stuff. We promised ourselves that since we have …

The Thai massage worth more than we bargained for

When I was back home in England dreaming about my first Thai massage I had visions of a gloriously relaxing hour spent in a comatose state whilst a small Thai lady expertly manipulated my limbs back to life. What I didn’t expect was my first real insight into a life …

Cooking up a storm in Thailand – our cookery school experience

Whilst we’re on the road we’re determined to pick up as many skills as we can to take back home with us and being the food lovers that we are, we wasted no time in signing up for a Thai cookery lesson. It’s not hard to find a place to …