Our Amazing Visit to the Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

When they visit Thailand or other countries in South East Asia, many tourists want to spend time with elephants. There are plenty of ways you can do this in Thailand and especially in Chiang Mai. You can find elephant related activities advertised at each of the numerous travel agents scattered throughout Chiang Mai’s old town. […]

Zip-Lining in Chiang Mai – Our Flight of the Gibbon Experience

If you have a few days in Chiang Mai and you want to get out of the city and do something a little bit different and a little bit adventurous, the Flight of the Gibbon Zip-lining experience might be just what you’re looking for. After almost a week and a half enjoying Chiang Mai, we […]

A Detailed Guide to the Ancient City of Ayutthaya

The city of Ayutthaya was the second capital of Siam (the former name for Thailand) after Sukhothai. It was lucky enough to have an ideal location close to China, India and the Malay Archipelago. Ayutthaya became the trading capital of Asia and the largest city in the world. From 1351 to 1767, the Ayutthaya Kingdom was […]

Our Complete City Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

I will always remember the first time I set foot in Bangkok. It was fifteen years ago and it was my first time in Thailand; in fact, it was also my first time in Asia. At the time I wasn’t well travelled and I was so looking forward to visiting a new country with a […]

How to Spend One Day in Mumbai

On our way to our hotel from the Mumbai airport, our driver pointed out a huge skyscraper to our left. This is the home of India’s richest person, he said. It’s 27 storeys high, it has three helipads, swimming pools, underground parking for 160 cars and hundreds of staff members work in the building. All […]

Learning and Burning in the Sacred City of Varanasi

It was a beautiful warm night as we walked back to our hotel along the banks of the Ganges river. We’d just seen the Ganga Aarti ceremony which is performed in Varanasi every night, on the foreshore at Dasashwamedh Ghat. To reach our hotel we had to pass the Harishchandra cremation ghat. Compared to Manikarnika […]

A Visit to Agra, The Home of the Taj Mahal

Agra is a very popular destination for tourists visiting India. Although the city itself is not particularly notable, it does have one key landmark that people flock to see – the Taj Mahal. Looking out from our hotel room in the afternoon, it seemed as if the Taj Mahal, that we had just visited that […]

The Thrill of Tracking Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park

We sat in our jeep in total silence, parked high up on a dry, grassy hilltop in Ranthambore National Park. Below us lay the wide expanse of sector six, one of the park’s ten designated safari zones. This was the best spot to listen for the tell-tale warning cries that might lead us towards our […]

Pushkar, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Pushkar is a small town in Rajasthan, about two and a half hours from Jaipur. It’s built around a holy lake called Lake Pushkar. The story behind this lake is that it appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower, which is why it’s called Pushkar. Pushkar means “holy flower” in Hindi. Pushkar is a very popular pilgrimage […]

Udaipur: The City of Lakes and the Jewel of Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan’s city of lakes (also known as the Venice of the East), was a real surprise for us. We weren’t expecting to find something just quite so beautiful after a seven-hour drive through a desert-like landscape. Not many places in India are easy to love at first sight but Udaipur will blow you away […]

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