An elephant sanctuary in the jungles of Thailand

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is honestly one of the main reasons we chose to settle down in Chiang Mai for those six weeks (not the only reason, but definitely one of the biggest deciding factors). An elephant sanctuary was on our bucket list before we even started out on the trip, and it has beenContinue reading “An elephant sanctuary in the jungles of Thailand”

From the Vietnamese beach to the Thai mountains…first impressions of Chiang Mai

After six weeks of falling more and more in love with Vietnam, we had a flight to catch to Thailand. We were so excited to head to Thailand, and by this point in time I was a few weeks into starting my career. I was working with three companies, and absolutely loving it. But IContinue reading “From the Vietnamese beach to the Thai mountains…first impressions of Chiang Mai”

The twelfth century ruins of My Son

When we were planning our time in Vietnam, we knew that we wanted to see a lot of the history, as well as a lot of the natural beauty of the country. And when we realised that My Son – an area of ancient temples from long ago – was near Hoi An, it wasContinue reading “The twelfth century ruins of My Son”

Beaches, a Full Moon Lantern Festival & rice fields in Hoi An

Going to the full moon lantern festival in Hoi An was been something I have wanted to do for years. The moment finally came when we went to Vietnam and it was everything I had hoped it would be, and then some. Around forty-five minutes scooter ride from our home base Da Nang, Hoi AnContinue reading “Beaches, a Full Moon Lantern Festival & rice fields in Hoi An”

The Castle in the Sky in Ba Na Hills

I have said it before and I will say it again…Vietnam is full of natural wonders and incredible displays of humanity’s presence. What I love so much about Vietnam is that it is the kind of place where the people are kind and the landscapes are beautiful. Finding places that encapsulate both ideals is notContinue reading “The Castle in the Sky in Ba Na Hills”