Doi Inthanon

Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon

Heading for Doi Inthanon National Park, we left Chiang Mai by the riverside road, winding our way through villages with the muddy brown waters of the River Ping by our side.

This scenic route to Thailand’s highest mountain passes stunning temples, their golden columns shining in the sun, traditional teak houses – from the ramshackle to the grand – and in minutes takes you from Chiang Mai’s busy traffic to quiet, rural Thailand. Continue reading

Cape Town Sidecar Tour

Cape Town Sidecar Tour

I’ve harboured a dream to ride in a sidecar since I was a young child.   My childhood dream finally came true in spectacular style in Cape Town with Cape Sidecar Adventures.   Along with my friend, I embarked on a truly memorable trip on one of my last days in the Mother City. Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Thai Buddhism

You can’t spend much time in Thailand without coming across a Buddhist temple or seeing saffron-robed Buddhist monks. Maybe you know a lot about Thai Buddhism but do you know about the rules for Buddhist monks? Here are 10 curious things that you maybe didn’t know about Buddhism and monks in Thailand – and information on how to stay in a Buddhist temple. Continue reading