Some Much Needed Down Time

After my stint driving across Vietnam, I was in desperate need of a little down time before my next adventure. I had returned to Thailand to take up residency at an internship kind of project in the south, on the island of Koh Samui. I was craving a bit of familiarity at this point. I […]

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My Traditional Sak Yant Tattoo

Sak Yant tattoos are a spiritual tattoo, inked using the traditional hand-poked method and preformed by a monk along with a special blessing ceremony. It can be difficult to find a monk who will tattoo women, so I was very excited when I finally found a service who would help arrange it for me that […]

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The Chiang Mai Canyon Water Park

Those looking for an adrenaline rush when in Chiang Mai tend to head to the canyon to try their hand at the hair-raising activity of cliff diving. If you don’t have a death wish and are looking for something a little more light-hearted and family friendly, then you only have to step next door to […]

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The earth laughs in flowers – Chiang Mai flower festival

Chiang Mai is known as “The rose of the north”, so it seems fitting that it should host such a delightful event. San Buak Haad park is a lovely place to spend lazing on a bamboo matt on a sunny day in Chiang Mai. Once a year in February it gets a just a little […]

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Thai Farm Cooking School Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cooking class in Chiang Mai We were picked up from our hostel and taken to a local market where we got fruit shakes and tried some durian. We then carried on to the farm where we were given tea and fetching hats. Our teacher showed us around the gardens and pointed out different herbs and […]

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How I ticked off my Chiang Mai Wishlist for free.

My Chiang Mai Wishlist:

 Visit an elephant sanctuary Visit a hill tribe village Hike through the jungle See local waterfalls Go to the highest point in Thailand Bamboo rafting down the river Spend time with monks How I did all of this without spending a penny: I’d made a last minute decision to go to […]

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THC Rooftop bar Chiang Mai

I ended up here completely by accident, having used my map to originally look for a totally different bar and got the names confused. As we entered my younger sister looked at me worryingly “Where have you taken me Rhiannon?! This looks like some sort of dodgey crack den!” I was curious and insisted on […]

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Why I chose to spend New Year teetotal meditating​ with monks

I found myself in Chiang Mai for New Years 2017. I was doing a Workaway placement at a hostel but the owners were away visiting family in the villages and since it was a very new hostel, there were no other guests. This actually suited me perfectly, I felt like I could do with some alone […]

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