Travel guide: 11 things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is situated in the north of Thailand, frequented by tourists for its mountainous terrain and for the calm atmosphere one can find there. It is the largest city in the north of the country, being a great hub for the other towns in the area, Chiang Rai, Pai, and Lamphun, which are also…

Three days in the jungle (part 2)

Our first day in the jungle was like a dream, something surreal and beautiful. You can read here about it. The next day, after breakfast, we went to the Elephant camp, where we were about to see two elephants. We wanted to know that the elephants are treated well before going on this tour and also…

Three days in the jungle (part 1)

We spent the last days in the jungle, away from civilization, electricity, phones, noises, car horns, comfort and we had three unforgettable and amazing days. It’s difficult for me to find the right words to describe what we experienced. Words seem too simple and banal for such a beautiful and special experience. We left Chiang…

Interview with an inspiring traveller, JP from Alsace

We met JP (Jean-Philippe) in Colmar, Alsace, in a nice house which he shares with some of his friends. The place was very quiet and welcoming, with a positive energy and a nice atmosphere. JP welcomed us barefoot with a big smile on his face. We stayed for two nights at their place and we…

Discussion with a Buddhist monk

Yesterday we visited one of Chiang Mai’s biggest temples, Wat Chedi Luang. While we were preparing to leave the temple, we learned that we could talk to a Buddhist monk in a programme called Monkchat. We haven’t seen this opportunity in other temples, so although we were very hungry, we said it could be a…

What we didn’t know about Buddha

In Thailand, Buddha’s statues can be seen in the streets, in temples, in shops and pretty much everywhere. But there are many things that we, as travelers, don’t know about Buddha’ s life. Who was him, what was so special about him, how did he built this kind of spirituality, which is Buddhism? Yesterday we…

Interview with Robin, a brave traveler with two disabilities

We met Robin this summer in an Airbnb apartment in Vienna, while we traveled on our motorcycle. He told us his story as a traveler. Robin travels to show himself and to others that people with more than one disability can see the world and can adapt to different environments. He proposed us to interview…

Leaving home

Preparing to go on a trip is a nice experience, a wonderful chance to organize, to keep things simple, to sort the stuff you want to take with you and to distinguish between nice to have and must-haves. You can surprise yourself dreaming with your eyes wide open, thinking about the wonderful places you are…

On our way to Asia

Three more days until our flight to Thailand. Our backpacks are ready, our flight tickets are booked, also our first hotel. The first destination will be Bangkok. We’ve never been to this country before, but we have a sort of feeling that this is going to be an amazing experience. For our first trip, on…