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A great selection of photographs by Brian Smith from Canadian operator Adventurocity who recently joined us on our Mae Salong trek in northern Thailand. The trek covers the border area between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces, beginning in the small, picturesque town of Tha Ton from where we depart by boat down the Kok River. First stop is Ruam…

Actually a private, French language, tour for honeymoon couple Aurore and Jacques with Jean-Daniel tagging along as guide/tour-leader/gooseberry on their Northern Thailand tour, so here’s just a few shots out of the several hundred that the happy couple took! Starting off in Bangkok all went according to plan despite the severe flooding in the city suburbs which thankfully spared at…

Some photos from our Hills of Mae Salong tour that ‘JD’ led in August. Weather certainly looks ok for the start of the tour in Bangkok, so nice blue skies for the first pic of tuk-tuks waiting outside Tha Chang – the main boat pier for the Grand Palace. Waiting for the train to Phitsanolok at Bangkok’s main Hualamphong Station…….

Posted a few pix before of the famous ‘White Temple’, Wat Rong Khun, in north Thailand’s Chiang Rai province but had a particularly great sky and light on our recent visit with the sun managing to dart a few rays between the brooding dark thunder clouds.   The gardens laid out in front of the temple represent one’s earthly existence…

Pix by guests on this New Year special, North Thailand – Hills of Mae Salong tour. Songkran, the Thai New Year, falls on April 13th each year – corresponding to the Theravada Buddhist New Year, also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Sri Lanka. (The date for the Mahayana Buddhist annual celebration, in Vietnam or China for instance, changes every…

Elephants in Thailand, and particularly the role in the tourism industry of these charismatic giants, can provoke some unusual reactions in people; emotive and misinformed – irrational and knee-jerk – why’s that? We get a fair bit of, undoubtedly well-meaning, but often confused, correspondence on that matter – occasionally by persons perceiving a contradiction with our responsible travel ethos. Been…

Who needs an SUV when you can pick-up both kids from school on a push bike!? This family were riding along the path of the Saen Saeb Canal which cuts through the centre of Bangkok. The canal has a very convenient public boat service which usefully avoids Bangkok’s traffic jams and Skytrain fares and runs from the Golden Mount and…