Random elephant encounter in the jungle, Northern Thailand

World Challenge Expeditioners join us for rafting and trekking in Chiang Mai

Every year we organise a variety of off-beat adventures for secondary school students participating in a World Challenge Expedition. These expeditions are student-led and through experiential learning teach relevant life skills whilst challenging students mentally and physically. More than 7,000 students from all over the world organise their own expeditions in a variety of developing nations each year.…

Flower bunch to take to the temple

Asahna Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent in Chiang Mai

Today in Thailand Buddhists celebrate Asahna Bucha day commemorating the Buddha’s first sermon after his enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago. This day is celebrated on the first full moon of the eighth lunar month which is 19 July in 2016 ; this day is also referred to as Dharma Day with “dharma” meaning the teachings of the Buddha.  …

School children in the pick up truck to go home

Donation delivery to remote hilltribe village

  Over the month of June, we received a great number of donations ranging from clothing to school supplies and small household items to be gifted to the people of a remote Karen hill tribe village. So in the early hours of Friday morning, the 4WD was loaded with the donations and our team set off…

Climbing the 309 steps to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep at dawn

Visakha Bucha Day Celebrations in Chiang Mai

  Yesterday in Thailand we celebrated Visakha Bucha day where Buddhist’s worldwide commemorate three important events; the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha. This is a UNESCO World Heritage day and an observed holiday in Thailand.                     Every year, Buddhists worldwide gather and perform worship to recollect…

Songkran water festival Chiang Mai

How to Survive Songkran in Chiang Mai

Songkran is the biggest festival of the year in Thailand and Chiang Mai has a reputation for being one of the best places to celebrate. This iconic festival which celebrates the Thai New Year officially takes place from 13th to 15th April but around Chiang Mai, people often like to draw out the celebrations a…