Desert to Jungle

Three new expats, two human, one canine, countless adventures

Ethiopia’s Angry Birds – Daylight Robbery in the Simien Mountains

First it was the thick-billed ravens, later a kite got in on the act.  The feathered fiends of the Simien Mountains are after your stuff…watch your back! Ethiopia is a … Continue reading

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Up Close with Luang Prabang’s Rescued Bears

Tad Keuang Si waterfall is a beautiful turquoise vision in the lush, green jungle 30km from Luang Prabang.  But my reason for going there was not to admire the beauty … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Accommodation in Chiang Mai – Apartment & House Rental

Finding a place to live in Chiang Mai is generally quite easy.  There are plenty of apartments, often in buildings with a swimming pool, and lots of houses ranging from … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Chiang Mai puts on a spectacular show during Loy Krathong/Li Peng

If you’ve seen photos or videos on Youtube of the Yi Peng/Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai but never actually been to it then I have news for you: it’s … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mango’s Thailand – Chiang Mai Life and Loy Krathong Lantern Festival

An Update on Life in Chiang Mai from my dog, Mango: So life is really busy here in Thailand.  I tho­ught I kept myself busy in Dubai with barking at … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 9 Comments

Mindful Recovery in Chiang Rai – Yoga, Meditation. And Ducks.

During my first stint as a volunteer at the New Life Foundation I managed to land myself the job of looking after the ducks.  As a big fan of ducks … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

Leaving the Glitz Behind – A Jaunt Through Old Dubai

The glitzy side of Dubai, with its huge malls and skyscrapers with their million dollar apartments, is never far away but a jaunt through old Dubai is a journey through … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

Boogie Wonderland on the Bangkok to Chiang Mai Night Train

The train crawled and creaked, grumbled and groaned its way into Bangkok station five hours and twenty minutes late.  So late, on what was scheduled to be a fourteen hour … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 10 Comments