A weekend in Chiang Mai

As I have visited Thailand several times last year, it is becoming one of my favourite countries in the world. The Thai culture, the beauty of the country and the friendly Thai people make me want to come back over and over again. I have been to Bangkok and the Surin province before and a next desired destination was the mountainous … Continue reading A weekend in Chiang Mai

5 elephant volunteering programmes in Thailand

Last April I went to Thailand to work as a volunteer at The Surin Project, an ethical elephant tourism project. It proved to be a very rewarding experience. Ever since, several of my friends consider making a similar trip theirselves. I always encourage people to go for it! Voluntourism is a showcase example of sustainable tourism … Continue reading 5 elephant volunteering programmes in Thailand

5 ethical elephant day-trips in Thailand

Since the elephant is the national animal of Thailand, elephant tourism is a key factor in the Thai tourism industry. Due to a growing awareness of the cruelty and the abuse that many elephants have to bear, more and more tourists are looking for an animal-friendly alternative. However, while this is a positive trend, there is … Continue reading 5 ethical elephant day-trips in Thailand

Elephant volunteering at the Surin Project

Last april I had the privilege to travel to Thailand to participate as a volunteer at a very unique elephant project. It turned into a special week where I met many passionate people from all over the world, felt part of the local community and most importantly: had the unique opportunity to experience elephants from up close. … Continue reading Elephant volunteering at the Surin Project

A stay in Bangkok’s historic district

In the heart of Bangkok's historical district Pra Nakhon, you will find the unique colonial-style boutique hotel Baan Noppawong. It is located at a quid road that is parallel to the busy Ratchadamnoen Klang Road. Baan Noppawong is a small hotel with only seven rooms, guaranteeing a big amount of personalised service. While I had to leave at 06.30 … Continue reading A stay in Bangkok’s historic district

An eco-conscious city trip to Bangkok

How to make eco–conscious choices within one of Southeast Asia’s most popular tourist destinations? Start with choosing a colonial style bed & breakfast over big hotel chains. Baan Pra Nond is a family run bed & breakfast, keen on being an home away from home. The friendly staff welcomes you with a traditional Thai tea … Continue reading An eco-conscious city trip to Bangkok