Category Archives: Tour Suggestions

Halong Bay Vietnam tour

Exploring Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam

Hanoi is a city with much to offer visitors. Tasty street food, beautiful architecture and some wonderful cultural attractions are all part of the city’s appeal. But if you haven’t been to Southeast Asia before, arriving in Hanoi for the first time can be a huge culture shock. Motorbikes buzz around in all directions and […]

a small glance into the life of a soldier 900 years ago

Tour of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and Ta Phrom Temples

This is a Review of the tour we took in Cambodia to see Siem Reap and its ancient Temples. I have learned to appreciate the benefits of taking an upgraded approach to traveling so we enthusiastically signed up for the Siem Reap 4 day tour. Arriving at the airport in Siem Reap, seeing the sign with our […]


6 Best River Cruises in Southeast Asia

River cruises, similar to epic train journeys, have an undeniable romance of travel appeal about them, offering an unhurried way to take in a destination’s sights and a glimpse of traditional life along the river. Following the same routes which kings and explorers have travelled before, these are the best river cruises in Southeast Asia […]

Legend has it that the Emerald Buddha now housed in Wat Phra That Lampang Luang was first discovered by the abbot of this temple hidden inside a watermelon; it was kept at Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao for 32 years before it was moved. The chedi is believed to enshrine a strand of Buddha's hair.

Temples of Lampang in Thailand

The temples of Lampang in Thailand are just an hour or so from Chiang Mai. Lampang has plenty to offer for travelers seeking to wander off the oft-beaten paths of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. The city is third largest in northern Thailand, yet trails far behind its larger sister towns in terms of commercialization […]

More feeding and photo ops after the show. Trivia learned during the program? Elephants sleep for an average of four hours per night, with 98% of them laying down on the ground to catch their shut-eye. They each drink some 100 liters of water per day.

Lampang Elephant Conservation Center

Ask any visitors to Thailand and chances are “elephant riding” will be somewhere on their bucket list of activities to tick off. Not that I blame them – I once jumped at the chance to ride atop a gentle beast as it slowly but ever so surely lumbered along a trail. It was less comfortable […]

Ayutthaya ancient temple ruins

Auytthaya Tour from Bangkok

I love history so 2 day trip to Ayutthaya today was a highlight for me. A Unesco World Heritage Site, it is about a 90 minute ride in a private taxi from a hotel, total price 1800 Thai Baht return between 3 people, so not bad. Assuming you do not get stuck in traffic. However, […]