Our favorite cafe in Chiang Mai

Latte art in our favorite cafe in Chiang Mai

We are impressed with the cappuccino’s at Sailomjoy, our favorite cafe in Chiang Mai

We love good coffee. We prefer either a strong espresso or a cappuccino. Our love for coffee was the major reason for doing a barista course in Fremantle (Western Australia) last year. On our travels we are always on the hunt for the best cappuccino in the world. Until now we have not found the best but the nicest cappuccino. Do you want to know where our favorite cafe in Chiang Mai is? Continue reading

The White Temple in Chiang Rai

White Temple in Chiang Rai

We’re speechless! What a beauty. The White Temple in Chiang Rai

Somehow, our plan to visit the white temple in Chiang Rai seems to be jinxed. It almost feels like there is some higher power trying to prevent us from visiting the extraordinary Wat Rong Khun generally known as the White Temple. For a few years, the White Temple is now already very high up on our bucket list. Several times we have been very close to visiting the White Temple in the past but for some reasons we never quite managed it. So this time we really wanted to make it happen. Yes, we have been to the White Temple in Chiang Rai but even this time it was no easy task. Read on if you like to know what obstacles we had to overcome.

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Loy Krathong, Yi Peng and the Mae Jo Mass Sky Lantern Release

Thousands of lanterns illuminate the sky at the lantern festival in Mae Jo

Thousands of lanterns illuminate the sky at the lantern festival in Mae Jo

Have you seen images from Thailand with the sky full of lanterns? When we have seen the first images of Loy Krathong and the Yi Peng mass sky lantern release in Chiang Mai, we knew that we want to be there one day. This year, our timing was perfect and we managed to be in Chiang Mai during the Loy Krathong festival beginning of November.

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Ladyboy Show in Chiang Mai

Ladyboy Show in Chiang Mai

We are glad we went to see the Ladyboy Show in Chiang Mai. Great performance.

Last night we had a blast. Totally unexpected, to be honest. From our guesthouse close to the Tapae Gate in Chiang Mai it’s a short walk to the night bazaar. The market itself was not the main purpose why we went there. We wanted to see the Ladyboy Show in Chinag Mai which was a recommendation from two young Swiss girls we met the other day. We went to the show with no expectations at all and we went home with a wow feeling. Continue reading

What is the income of a Scuba Diving Instructor – Can I get rich in paradise?

What is the income of a scuba diving instructor?

Dream Job Scuba Diving Instructor. What is the income of a scuba diving instructor?

What is the income of a scuba diving instructor? Can I get rich as an instructor? Or can I survive with the salary of an instructor at all?

These and other questions we are asked often. That’s the reason why we have written down our experiences and put together three case studies with some ballpark figures. Continue reading

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by public transport

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by public transport

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by public transport

This year we spend our mini-break in Thailand. As we live and work in the Maldives, Thailand is the perfect location to go for our short holiday because it’s easy and cheap to get there. We booked a flight with Bangkok Airways that takes us directly from Male to Bangkok in four and a half ours only. To board the aircraft we leave the airport terminal building and walk on the airport ground to the aircraft. This may not be possible in the future because the construction of  a new passenger terminal with finger docks is in process. Continue reading

Do you like Thai food? It’s tasty, healthy, fresh and cheap.

Do you like thai food?

Having dinner at the riverside restaurant ID Thai food in Bangkok. Do you like Thai food?

We love Thailand. We love it for its beautiful landscape, friendly people and of course the delicious and tasty food. Do you like Thai food? Do you also like to try all different kind of food, on street stalls or in local restaurants? We do. While travelling and exploring a country, food is very important to us. Why? While travelling we have time. Time for having elaborate meals in local restaurants, time to sit and talk to other travellers or locals. Continue reading