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Travel Quote Tuesday | Travel Makes You Richer

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Unknown

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” (Unknown author) I don’t agree that it’s the only thing – what about books (both fictional and non-fiction); classes (or any kind of learning experience); music and artworks that give you joy; high quality and delicious ingredients and food (as opposed to the cheapest ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Thailand

Pottery teapot - The best souvenirs to buy in Thailand

If you’re wondering what souvenirs to buy in Thailand, look no further than our fantastically comprehensive guide, created with the help of fellow bloggers and Thailand travellers. It’s full of lovely things to seek out! Who doesn’t love bringing home a souvenir (or two) from their travels, to remind you of a wonderful trip and ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Special Sunsets

“Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset, and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” ~ Ryū Murakami This quote is from Ryū Murakami’s novel Coin Locker Babies. Murakami is a Japanese novelist and filmmaker known for his explorations of human nature. I’ve ... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Visiting a Northern Thailand Hill Tribe | The Akha People of Doi Pha Mee

An Akha woman in traditional dress and headgear, during a two day visit to the Akha Hill Tribe of Thailand's Doi Pha Mee, on Kavey Eats

Visiting hill tribes in Thailand to learn about their history, culture and cuisine was something I really wanted to do during our three week Thailand itinerary. What is a Thai Hill Tribe? Hill tribe (chao khao) is a modern-day term used in Thailand as a catch-all for the various ethnic groups that have mostly inhabited ... Read more »