Travel Quote Tuesday | That Calm Rhythm Of Life

“To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” George Schaller

“To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” ~ George Schaller The Serengeti ecosystem covers a swathe of Eastern Africa ... Read more »

Chiang Rai in One Day | Top Sights

The White Temple & Other Sites in Thailand's Chiang Rai

I wish we’d given longer to Chiang Rai than the two nights I allocated – which is why I’ve recommended a third night in my perfect 3 week Thailand itinerary. You’ll want a full day to see the famous sights in and near the city, and Chiang Rai is also the perfect base from which ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Adventure

“Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead was a mathematician who became a philosopher. Born in Ramsgate, Kent in 1861 his early work was in the fields of mathematics, logic and physics. From the late 1910s, he turned his attention to the philosophy of science, and onward to metaphysics; ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | The Wanderlust Has Got Me

“The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire.” ~ Robert W Service Sometimes, just as I’m trying to be sensible and telling myself I’ll stay in my current (contract) job role as long as the client continue to request extensions for new projects… a little voice pipes up and screeches at me that no, ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Eternal Moments

“I want my heart to be the thin place. I don’t want to board a plane to feel the kiss of heaven. I want to carry it with me wherever I go. I want my fragile, hurting heart, to recognize fleeting kairos, eternal moments as they pass. I want to be my own mountain and ... Read more »

The Most Beautiful Bangkok Floating Market for Food & Photography

Tha Kha Floating Market, near Bangkok, Thailand

You will find floating markets across Thailand, a country that’s embraced transport via rivers and canals for many centuries. The floating markets in Bangkok are the most iconic and very popular with tourists. Most of them are actually an hour’s drive or so West of Bangkok city in the province of Samut Songkhram – sometimes ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Like Being In Love

“Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love because suddenly, all your senses are at the setting marked ‘on.’ Suddenly, you’re alert to the secret patterns of the world.” ~ Pico Iyer This is so true, isn’t it? That feeling when you fall in love and all your senses are heightened, you are ... Read more »

Our Picks | The Best Sites & Temples in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Historical Temple Ruins in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya, a small city not far from Bangkok, is best known for the multitude of temple ruins scattered around its historical centre. Founded in 1350 as the capital of the Siamese Kingdom, Ayutthaya flourished for more than four centuries, growing into one of the largest cities of the period. Thanks to its strategic location on ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | A Bend In The Road

“A bend in the road, is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.” ~ Helen Keller More of an observation on life than specific to travel, this one, but I’ve often found it applies even more so when you are away from home, exploring somewhere unfamiliar. In that situation, ... Read more »