Chiang Mai is known to be the countries north capital and the real escape from the hustling and bustling south. Chiang Mai is one of the most culturally significant cities in Thailand, and it still retains its old town built between 12 and 17th century. Due to its mountain location, Chiang Mai is surrounded by beautiful national parks and jungles with caves and waterfalls. Hiking, climbing, kayaking and white water rafting, sightseeing tours, cooking classes and cultural exchange programs are all a part of many things you can do in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is the only place in Thailand where you can interact with elephants cruelty-free, as there are numerous elephant rescue centres and volunteer parks located here. People like Sangduen "Lek" Chailert do their utmost every day to save elephants and raise awareness around the world about elephant abuse in Thailand and all over the world. If you are an animal lover and would like to spend time with elephants Chiang Mai is the best place for you to do so.
When it comes to anything connected with animals and their treatment in non-wild conditions, I become very picky and meticulous. When I was looking for a topic for my next blog post, I thought that elephant trekking as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand might work out into a nice article with … Continue reading “Thai Elephant trekking. Not!”
Happy New Year! Yes, it’s April and I mean what I say. As Thai Buddhists celebrate the New Year, the Land of Smiles turns into a water-splashing crowd. Official Thai New Year’ Day is 13 April every year, but the celebrations normally start on the 12th and don’t stop until the 16th. And that’s when … Continue reading “5 tips on how to survive and actually enjoy Songkran”