Category Archives: Thailand

Boycott Bangkok, head to Ayutthaya Ancient City instead

We are always on the look out for ways to travel more meaningfully. We like culture, sustainable tourism and genuine encounters with local people. We don’t like exploitation, coach tours or tourist traps. We have discovered that we really like to book and use local guides. Those people who can give us insider knowledge into…

A satirical guide on how to get the best out of SE Asia

This is a satirical and facetious guide on how to get the best out of your visit to South East Asia. It’s an area so diverse in culture, food, language, climate & nature… and we fell madly, deeply in love with many aspects of it.  We can’t wait to explore SE Asia again but we…

Sompong Cooking School, where dreams come true. Bangkok

Sometimes I feel that I research too much and after spending about three days pawing over the number of cooking schools in Bangkok, calling them, talking with them and agonising over how much money was wise to spend, I finally felt prepared enough to book our own experience. The moment I broached the subject of cooking classes with…

Muay Thai with kids at the Ratchadamnoen Stadium. Is it worth it?

Muay Thai is one of the most exciting sports I’ve seen. Unlike western boxing, Thai boxers use each part of their body including feet, knees and, my favourite, elbows! Muay Thai also seems much more respectful than boxing; if an opponent falls in Thai boxing the match doesn’t continue and no further blows or kicks…

How to make Bang Pa-In Summer Palace fun for kids in 11 easy steps. Thailand

After hearing the term ‘all templed out‘ from another traveller (I cursed her silently in my head whilst shooting daggers with my eyes) my kids decided that they no longer wanted to visit any temples and that they were ‘all templed out’. With that painful look on their faces they tried to tell me they…