The Chiang Mai Burning Season, Should You Avoid It?

The Chiang Mai Burning Season, Should You Avoid It?

Every December and January in Chiang Mai the one topic you can’t seem to avoid is the burning season. Having experienced my first burning season in 2013, I’ll try and help you out with this post. TL;DR If you suffer from any allergies or asthma, the smoke and...

Wat Pha Lat: A Hike Within Chiang Mai’s City

Looking to get out of Chiang Mai city centre for a few hours? The Wat Pha Lat hike is the perfect way to do so within the city limits. Most tourists head up the mountain to Doi Suthep having negotiated songthaew fares. They then get to pay an entrance fee to the...

Bua Thong Sticky Waterfalls Near Chiang Mai – So Sticky!

I love taking friends to unique places in Chiang Mai and the Bua Thong Sticky Waterfall might top them all. I first visited in January 2014, and have visited a half dozen times since with the most recent trip in January 2017, taking two friends along for their first...

Things To Do In Riga – The Baltic Countries Are Epic

I spent nearly six weeks in the capital of Latvia, living on a barge in Riga for most of that time. Yup, a barge, it had awesome Wi-Fi. I didn’t venture far from the city, yet found myself with plenty of things to do in Riga to keep you entertained for at least...

Is Penang Worth Visiting? It’s Got The Hype

Penang is one of the food capitals of the world. But is it enough to come to Penang solely for the food? When you’re in Southeast Asia, good food can be found anywhere. So really, why Penang? I haven’t fallen in love with Penang, but I like it and will...