Desert to Jungle

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

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

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

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

Staying in a Temple – Meditation, Buddhism and Thai Culture

‘Boy, I’m glad I’m not a monk’ This thought came to mind after my first sunrise alms round, following the barefoot monks from the wat where I was staying as … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 6 Comments