When going to Thailand, many tourists are excited to see elephants. Maybe even to have an elephant ride… But thankfully the education of the public on this matter is spreading quickly and most travellers know better now. Know that riding an elephant shouldn’t be an option. That even though elephants are such huge animals even a small weight on their back can seriously hurt them. Not even mentioning the practice used by the owners to “tame” the elephants. Like separating babies from the mothers, starving the elephants or using bull hooks to manipulate the animal… Continue reading →
You don’t have to be a master chef to join a cooking class in Thailand. You don’t need to have any kitchen skills really. The only thing you’ll need is a love for food.
If you walk through the streets of any Thai town or city and your sensations are dazed by the smells from the small street stalls, you are on a good way to enjoy a cooking class. If your mouth gets watery just thinking about the next exotic dish you are going to try on your travels, you should consider learning how to bring the little adventure home with you. If you wonder what are the names of all the beautiful fresh herbs and spices, you’d most likely enjoy yourself watching how to use them in the traditional cuisine. Only if you don’t like Thai food, I would recommend to skip this experience during your trip. Otherwise, you should definitely give it a try.
When you say Australia, most of the people in my home country would imagine long sunny beaches and tanned surfers with blond curly hair and bare feet. And even though the reality is in most places a bit different, here in Byron Bay this image certainly comes alive.
Never ending strands of sand and ocean bursting with all the shades of blue. Wild waves and beautiful nature. And people from all over the world, surfers and hippies, as well as families with children and lucky pensioners. All of that and much more, that is Byron Bay.
If you are planning to visit Autthaya, you should hop on the train after and make one more stop in this small city near by. Lopburi is an ancient capital and actually one of the oldest towns in Thailand. It’s history going back more than 1000 years back. However nowadays it’s mostly known for a bit different reason than in the history. Lopburi is popular among the travellers because of the cheeky little monkeys sharing the city with humans.
If you are planning a trip from Bangkok to the North of Thailand, don’t forget to make a stop in this ancient capital on the way. It takes only a short ride and you’ll find yourself in a totally new (old) world.
Don’t get scared away when arriving to Bangkok for the first time. Yes, this city can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning. It’s full of people and even fuller of vehicles of all sorts. There are lots of new smells and flavours, not appealing to everyone at the commencement of the holidays. But if you give it more time, before quickly “escaping” to the islands, you will find yourself in a place that offers so much more than that. And it doesn’t have to be necessarily all about temples either.
So What To Do In Bangkok? Here is a list of my favourite things to do and spots to visit.
Bangkok. You will most likely love it or you will hate it. There are no more feelings than that for most travellers. Many people told me not to worry about Bangkok when travelling to Thailand and don’t spend too much time there because I won’t like it, as it is busy and chaotic, bustling with people, full of smells and the traffic there is never ending. And they were right about it. Except one fact. I loved it!
Many of the mountain resorts these days offer much more than skiing/snowboarding. And Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun we’ve currently visited is definitely one of them. Everyday, every season they offer comprehensive servicesfor demanding customers. Ready for glacier skiing? Or having a drink in an ice igloo? Maybe you prefer to relax in a wellness with a stunning view? Bathing in salty water under the stars? And what about exploring the beauty of the mountains from above in a balloon?
Anyone who plans a visit to the lakes of The Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, probably heard about Lake Louise or Moraine Lake. Of course they are beyond beautiful and shouldn’t be skipped by. But then there is this one overlooked treasure which should rightfully stand alongside. Bow Lake with the astonishing Simpson’s Num-Ti-Jah Lodge.
Exactly two months from now I’ll be somewhere on my way to a new life. I’ll be moving from a little town in the hearth of Europe to a city which is bustling with 2 million people and happens to be on the other side of the world. I’ll be leaving almost everything I have and know to meet the unknown and start again. Start from scratch.