Slow boat to Laos

After 3 months in Thailand exploring paradisal islands, volunteering (and getting to hug baby elephants and do treks up into the mountains as part of my placement) and renting a house in Pai for the month – my tourist visa was due to expire and it was time to leave Thailand. My original plan had […]

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The Pros and Cons of “Voluntourism”

I quite often avidly recommend Workaway to people looking to save whilst they are traveling, or for people that want a more authentic experience and to get to know the locals in the country that they are traveling. I personally have had very good experiences with Workaway, although I have not done a large number […]

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Mud brick building in Pai

Whilst in Pai, I had the pleasure of meeting a fantastic group of volunteers working on a wonderful programme on the outskirts of the town. The group were making traditional mud bricks whilst camping in the mountains; cooking and eating around a campfire. Mud brick building has been around since ancient civilisations. This method of […]

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Amazing healthy vegan & raw food in Northern Thailand

Earth Tone in Pai (Thailand) has become one of my favourite food places of all time. When you step into the small unassuming wooden building on the side of the road, you’re greeted by the front of house and the array of goodies available to take away – freshly baked vegan bread, the best brownies […]

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Valhalla – Pai, Thailand

A short drive down a mostly dirt track and across a narrow bamboo bridge is a hippie treehouse haven known as Valhalla. You can sleep there in tents and sit around a campfire in the evening, and during the day pop in to chill in a hammock with a smoothie or a cheeky afternoon drink. […]

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Strange ferris wheels on a hill & Lod Cave – Pai, Thailand

I had a friend I originally met in Langkawi (Malaysia) to come and stay with me in my new house in Pai that I was renting for the month. One of the days that she was staying, we decided to do a day trip up to Lod cave. We rented some bikes from town and drove […]

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