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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…