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Elephant Nature Park: Visiting Chiang Mai’s Only Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary and home for elephants just north of Chiang Mai. The elephants have been rescued from captivity after having been forced to work as performers for tourists, street beggars, and beasts of burden in the logging industry. Don’t miss our post for World Elephant Day: 7 Ways to Help […]

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No More Excuses

11,301 km so far. When we first set out on this trip, we imagined plenty of free time which we would spend advancing our yoga practices. Instead, especially for me, there always seems to be an excuse why we can’t practice. Sometimes the excuses are valid: we just rode 100 km up two mountains; there’s […]

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Chiang Chiang Chiang-itty Chiang Shoobop

11,301 km so far. Happy Birthday wishes to Jane’s brother Scot. Here’s wishing you many dolphin sightings, no monkey ambushes, and plenty of cake. Here is some birthday ice cream for you. We spent most of the day eating our way around Chiang Mai. Today was a true day off, with nothing pressing on our […]

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Adjusting To Modern Life

11,301 km so far. Today’s ride was front-loaded with a 12 km climb. Normally I don’t like starting the morning off in such an undignified and sweaty manner, but today it was perfect. We got most of the agonizing work out of the way before the morning chill had worn off and the shade had […]

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Is It Wrong To Wish On Space Hardware?

11,228 km so far. We veered off the main road almost as soon as we set out today, following the route we’d planned last night. Before we knew it, we were on a dirt road leading us behind some farmer’s homes and into rice fields. A few people waved to us, no doubt confused by […]

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Taking The Thai Road

The post below is part of an epic series documenting the 19 amazing months we spent cycling through 22 countries. So if you want to know more about cycling to the White Temple from Chiang Rai, read on! If you’re planning to visit Thailand and stop in at the Instagram-famous White Temple (aka Wat Rong […]

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Ways To Beat The Heat

11,106 km so far. People in Southeast Asia have changed their behaviour to work around the extreme heat that permeates life here. As newly arrived visitors, we are starting to adjust our own routines to, if not beat, at least manage, the heat. Sun Rise And Shine As you know, we have started getting up […]

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From Sabaidee To Sawadee

11,041 km so far. Border crossing days are always a little anxiety provoking. You just never really know what’s going to happen. Thanks to the magic of the internet, we were pretty sure we’d managed to unravel the conflicting information out there and figure out exactly what we needed to do and where we needed […]

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