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Share our experiences as we explore life in Thailand.  

Stories about culture and food, as well as travelling with a dog. You’ll find all the best places to eat,  visit and explore, along with practical day to day tips. 

Permawhat?

Permaculture is a short name for permanent agriculture – and I came across it whilst researching organic gardening. I knew there would be great ideas out there, but…

Project uber shed…

We bought a field and now we need some shade to take a rest in. We also need somewhere to store tools, rather than carrying…

Two year anniversary!

We’ve been in Chiang Mai two years already! That flew by didn’t it? It’s fair to say we are pretty settled in our adopted home town,…

Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi

Krabi is famous for it’s coastline and karst islands, however there is plenty to do inland too. Wat Tham Sua or Tiger cave temple, draws visitors for it’s stunning views.

4 nights in Krabi

When you think of Thailand’s beaches, what do you picture? If you see soft white sand edged with palm trees and turquoise seas dotted with…

Amazing Adobe

Sorry for the radio silence – I’ve been away for 10 days on an Adobe building workshop!  Adobe is an ancient way of building houses…

A little bakery

Care Free Bakery was launched Sunday, to a small but appreciative crowd at our local Morning market. I’m making gluten free and vegan cakes and bake…

Cake, anyone?

You already know how much I like to bake – well I’m going to try to put this to good use! I’m tentatively doing a…

Iraqi food Chiang Mai

As much as we love Thai food, sometimes it’s nice to have a change! Babylonian is an Iraqi restaurant in Chiang Mai, serving rare and…

Breakfast from the Larder

The larder cafe is tucked down a little street off Nimmanhaemin in Chiang Mai. It’s delightfully small, with a menu to match. Don’t let this…

Student market Chiang Mai

Malin Plaza is a busy student market in Chiang Mai known for cheap clothes and food. It’s open every night from 6pm, perfect for avoiding the…

Weekend in Pai

Pai is a small village in Mae Hong Son province, Northern Thailand. It’s very well known to visitors, and most of our friends had been…

Learning to read Thai

Learning to speak Thai has been really fun, not to mention useful. Both Mr and I can now find our way around a conversation, albeit…

Critters in the garden!

The rain brings spring, and along with all the plants blooming, it’s also time for animals, bugs and other critters to make babies. And they…

Return to Chiang Mai

We’ve returned to Chiang Mai, and it’s really good to be back! A little jaunt around the country let’s you know the palm trees aren’t greener…

Dog friendly hotel Khao Kho

We took the dog with us to Khao Kho (he’s not old enough to stay home alone). We found the only dog friendly hotel on the mountain, Poocome Resort, and booked in…..

Pinolatte, Khao Kho

Pinolatte is a new resort and cafe in Khao Kho, and easy to stop by if visiting the stunning Wat pha sorn kaew (temple) nearby.…

Khao Kho mountain trip

Khao Kho mountain is in Petchabun province, which borders the Central, Northern and North Eastern provinces of Thailand. As you look at a map, it’s…

Coconut caramel recipe

Sometimes I really miss dairy. Generally these moments pop up when someone near me is eating ice cream, a croissant or anything caramel related. It’s…

Mae Phim Restaurants

You certainly have a lot of choice when it comes to Mae Phim restaurants, as long as you eat seafood that is! Seafood is very popular…

Mae Phim beach break

Mae phim is a sleepy little seaside village in Rayong, on the East coast of Thailand. It’s 215 km from Bangkok, that’s about 2 hours from…

Bakara Ramen, Bangkok

Ooh I love Japanese food. Maybe because we had a distinct lack of it where we lived previously, or maybe because we are staying in…

Pet friendly apartment, Bangkok

When travelling with a dog, your choice of accommodation is rather reduced. This isn’t all bad though – the one good thing about pet travel is that ticking the ‘pets allowed’ option definitely shortens the time it takes to select a hotel!

Second hand market in Chiang Mai

If you’re looking for a car boot or flea market in Chiang Mai, or maybe just something a bit different, then this weekend market might fit the bill! Every Saturday and Sunday Bumrungrad Road next to Princes College turns into a bustling second hand market.

Face masks please!

Well, Chiang Mai has another season apart from the traditional rainy, cool and hot ones you read about on travel sites. It starts sometimes between February…

Mango Tango!

Mango and sticky rice is possibly the most famous Thai dessert, and rightly so, but we’ve not seen a cafe dedicated solely to it, until…

Ice Love You

My ice cream prayers have been answered! Our friend discovered Ice Love You, a cute little vegan ice cream parlour just off Suthep road in…

Tsunami sushi, Chiang Mai

We were recently introduced to a great value, quality sushi in Chiang Mai, Tsunami Sushi. I’d heard of this place before, however as Mr is not a…

On your bike!

We have a moped for scooting around, and whilst I have pledged to learn to ride, I’m not making much progress! So I’ve decided the solution is to get a bicycle.

Making a lot of merit

There is a ceremony held in Chiang Mai, where over 10,000 monks come together to receive alms from the people. This mass merit making event…

Living with lizards

We live with a variety of reptiles, mainly house geckos which are the sticky little ones you see waddling around on the ceiling eating insects. In Thai they are called Jing-jok and I like having them around, well most of the time. The only real downside to living with these little guys is scanning for gecko poo in the morning…

Baan Kang Wat

Baan Kang Wat is a gorgeous artists village set against the beautiful backdrop of Doi Suthep. The village is made up of about 10 shop houses, each one offering something different.

Learn Thai in Chiang Mai

Going on holiday is relatively easy when you speak English – there’s always someone around who can help if you get stuck. This is not so true…

Hello cool season

The rain in Chiang Mai stopped in the middle of November, and it’s been getting noticeably cooler ever since. So it’s goodbye ponchos and hello…