White Temple Chiang Rai

While visiting Chiang Rai, the relatively small town that borders Myanmar and Laos, a visit to the White Temple is a must. The White Temple, or Wat Rong Khun, is a 20 year old building that was constructed by a local artist. While the artist claims that his temple is a tribute to Buddha, opinions […]

Dumbo Elephant Spa Chiang Mai

During our time in Africa we were¬†very lucky to see thousands of elephants in the wild and the many national parks throughout the continent. While there are still wild elephants in Southeast Asia, seeing them is tough and rare. We love elephants and wanted to see them in Asia as well, but we strongly oppose […]

Koh Yao Yai

Koh Hong

Our time on the Railay peninsula had us looking for a quieter place to relax a bit while still retaining some of the beautiful scenery that we had quickly become accustomed to. A lady that worked at a tourist stand suggested a little visited island called Koh Yao Yai, which is the largest island in […]

Krabi and Phuket


With some diving in Ko Tao behind us we were heading to Krabi on the Andaman Sea side of south Thailand next. My parents were coming to visit us in the beautiful bay between Phuket and Krabi Town. While it is one of the most expensive parts of Thailand, it’s also one of the most […]