Overnight train to Bangkok, sleep not included

Matt has been trying to sell me on the finer points of overnight train travel, for quite some time now. Luckily, we dodged that bullet in Vietnam because they were sold out. But, this time, no such luck. We booked…

Thai cooking school, Chiang Mai

For our last day in Chiang Mai, we decided to try Thai cooking school. We had such a good experience cooking in Vietnam, we tried it again. And who doesn’t love Thai food?! This lady was carving bars of soap,…

Elephant mahouts for a day

The importance of elephants to southeast Asian culture goes back centuries, and they are often prominently featured on temples and shrines as a sacred figure. Sadly, they have been abused in circuses and work camps, and poached for ivory, and…

Chiang Mai, Thailand- Welcome to the jungle!

The first stop on our recent trip to Thailand, was the beautiful northern city of Chiang Mai. Known for elephants, wonderful food, and beautiful temples, Chiang Mai did not disappoint! We spent our first day wandering around the city.  Tuk…