Posts Written OnJanuary 2013

Naphamethinidon, Naphaphonphumisiri near summit of Doi Inthanon by Lester Mathias Andersson (creative commons)

Northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai is a real darling of a city.  With some of Thailand’s most stunning mountain scenery there is something for everyone to do outside. Pay a visit to Doi Inthanon.  This is Thailand’s highest mountain and is part of a beautiful scenic national park area.  The views from the summit are breath-taking, there is a gorgeous inviting waterfall nearby, and some fascinating ruins and pagodas dot the top. On an adventurous jungle trek you can really be at one with nature, sleeping beneath the stars in the great outdoors, hearing all the sounds of nature and marvelling…

Mandalay Near Zegyo by Hybernator

Burma, although starting to open up more for tourism and becoming more accessible, remains a land of intrigue and mystery.  Take a wonderful journey across this fascinating country to see some amazing sights, meet friendly, curious people, and have an adventure that you will never forget. Whilst not being a road, one of the best ways to see different faces of this wonderful and evocative country is to take a trip between Bagan and Mandalay along the Ayeyarwady River. Bagan, the start of this journey, is home to over 3000 temples.  Individually, they range from the impressive to the piles…

Bengal cat by alexanderino

We all know how rubbish the ‘January Blues’ can be. Everyone seems to be stuck inside through either having no cash or the incredibly bitter weather, plus with the excitement of Christmas over, what is there to look forward to – other than a new healthy eating and exercise regime?! Aside from the January sales full of ladies clothing at a bargain price, how else can you ensure you beat the blues this January? Well, it might be easier than you think – January is riddled with some of the most bizarre national days that could brighten up even the…