A Decade of Songkran (Thai New Year) – Chiang Mai

I have attended Songkran consecutively in Chiang Mai each year since 2007. Here is a selection of video clips and photos I have taken over this ten year Songkran period. NOTE: The old footage is not great quality. From 2015 onwards the quality is HD.  Traditionally, Songkran (Thai New Year) is a gentle water festival. It is a time to

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Safety first. Is there any such thing in Thailand?

Whether a visitor or resident, chances are you will have noticed the rather -ahem- ‘lenient’ safety procedures in The Land of Smiles. From building site construction to wearing a helmet whilst driving, ‘safety first’ is generally a loose concept. Lets look at the moto side of things first. The chances are you will have seen not only riders without helmets,

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Chiang Mai on Fire – Why the North Burns…

(Important contact numbers, organizations and telephone numbers are at the bottom of this article) When hot season kicks in, residents in the north of Thailand prepare for the dreaded haze caused by “slash and burn”; a farming technique which is carried out throughout northern regions, including Burma/Myanmar and Laos. The burning can begin as early as November and end as late

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7 Islands Sunset Tour (snorkeling + Hong Island)

7 Islands Sunset Tour (snorkeling + Hong Island) (video of trip at bottom of blog post) Tour Company: Andaman Sea Travel* (*booked through Andaman Sea Travel, but actual company was Lucky Krabi Tour) Price: 1200 baht (at time of blog post – NOT including National Park fees)   Intinery: 10:45am – Pickup (later than informed) 11:15am – Ao Nammao Pier

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