A restored section of 'Old City' wall & moat, Nakhon Ratchasima

Introducing Isaan Thailand is in the top 10 most visited countries in the world with 35 million annual visitors currently. Yet its largest region, equating to nearly one-third of Thailands land mass is still ‘off the beaten track’ as far as international tourism is concerned. And if tourists do visit it’s as a through …

Five-Sitting-Buddhas statue @ Phra Sorn Kaew, Khao Kho

The district of Khao Kho is not on any international tourist route though Thai visitors adore this region. This is a place for nature lovers. Soaring mountains, rolling hills, lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, gushing rivers, and two wildlife-rich national parks – all part of the attraction! Khao Kho is in the north-central Thai region …

Collection of Spirit Houses at front of Condo complex, Hua Hin

We were sitting in a café atop Rind Hill – a forested hill, park and viewpoint on the east coast of Thailand’s largest island, Phuket. Our outlook through the treetop canopy is of the coastal plains and ocean below. Seeing movement out of the corner of my eye I look up. A monkey (macaque) …

Grand family sized headstone & tomb @ Chinese graveyard, Kanchanaburi

Travelling around Thailand, we have sometimes seen unusual graveyards and wondered about their origin. On a recent trip to the region of Kanchanaburi, we came across such a cemetery. Not having the classical Buddhist type styling, statues or figurines, we wondered if their derivation was Chinese. Visualise this scene! A low hill backed a large …

Colonial and modern KL coming together, KLCC

Just a little while back we took a trip from our home In Hua Hin, on Thailand’s Royal Coast, to peninsula Malaysia. It was exceptionally easy to do. We travelled by train stopping off at the following Malaysian point of interest (to us): Penang Island, Taiping, Ipoh and finally Kuala Lumpur (KL). Since our trip, Air Asia …

# Catafalque party #Anzac Day 2018 #Dawn Service #Hellfire Pass

Descending through the lush tropical bamboo forest we hear the gravel crunch underfoot. We walk quietly through a twenty-meter-high rock cutting that’s carved out by hand. Bamboo lanterns throw eerie shadows, as people quietly make their way along the dark path. This is how Anzac Day at Hellfire Pass in the Kanchanaburi region of …

Wat Phuttha Chaiyo - the nearest temple to our home in Hua Hin

This blog post looks at two connected religious holidays that have happened this last weekend. They mark the beginning of Vassavasa – a three-month annual retreat observed by Theravada Buddhists which in Thailand equates to over 93% of the population. Our new home of Thailand certainly offers near-daily opportunities for experiencing and learning something …

Evening lights @ Amphawa Floating Markets

We love that there is always something new to do and experience here in our new adopted home in Thailand. Be it new foods to taste, cultural events to experience, natural attractions to visit, or new locations to tour and explore. Our latest outing had us visiting two very different and captivating markets and …

Songkran water play. Photo credit Tourism Authority of Thailand

It’s our second year living in Thailand and second Songkran (Thai New Year) so I started wondering what Songkran is all about.  It has become know as The World’s Biggest Water Party and now attracts thousands of people who visit Thailand specifically to take part – but it must be more than this. Having more or …

Stall selling paints & water pistols in preparation for Holi!

Andaman Islands – our Cultural Insights India’s the Andaman Islands and more specifically it’s capital, Port Blair provided us with several cultural insights – and isn’t that what travel is all about – seeing new, unexpected, or just real life experiences and events that provide insight to local people’s lives. There were so many highlights and …

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