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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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 & 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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Pai canyon & the war time bridge

If you fancy a challenging walk  whilst in the vicinity of Chiang Mai/Pai in Northern Thailand, or even if you just a spectacular view worthy of a “throw-your-hands-up-in-the air, back-to-the-camera, I-am-master-of-the-wilderness” style photograph then take a trip to Pai canyon. Words of advice… Don’t go in the midday heat, and don’t wear flip-flops! A little […]

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Painting in Pai

I had an opportunity whilst I was staying in Pai to help out painting the new local school for the day. We were armed with sponges, rollers, buckets and paint and a rough idea to create a “rainbow room”. I haven’t painted for years and something about making patterns with bright colours and sponges took […]

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Pittalew art exchange – Pai, Thailand

Whilst I was in Pai, the local art gallery “Pittalew” held an art exchange. The idea was to take a piece of unfinished art along to the exchange, someone would take your art and finish it in their own vision and style and you would do the same with someone else’s art. I didn’t participate this […]

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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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Wat Rong Khun (The white temple) – Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun or more commonly known as “the white temple” is a fairly well-known iconic temple in Thailand, located in Chiang Rai. We had decided we didn’t want to stay overnight and instead opted for a day trip there from Chiang Mai – a round trip of some 7 hours. Whilst the temple was […]

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