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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…

We’re lucky today to be able to offer you an excerpt from Hamish’s forthcoming autobiography ‘Memoirs of a Tour-leader’. Hamish got fed up of living out of backpack a few years back now and gave up tour-leading for the more stable existence of school teacher in Bangkok, but I reckon plenty of past customers will still remember him!

Pai – no idea when this former sleepy little northern town first had the idea to knock up bamboo huts, start fabricating banana pancakes, (and we mean pancakes not the authentic rotis that north Thai Muslims have been making for donkey’s years), dis-intoxicate some local guides enough to lead treks and thrust itself on the backpacker trail? Presumably some time…