Tag: nature

Don’t kill elephants with too much love

A century ago 100,000 to 200,000 elephants were living in Thailand. Today the number is estimated somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000, dropping at a rate of 3.5% every year. Twenty-five years from now when our children will be holidaying in Thailand, there will be no elephant left alive. If they are lucky, they will meet […]



Doi Mae Salong. Prisoner in the eagles nest.

I am cold. From here to the Southern border of Thailand there is no less than 14 degrees in latitude. Probably the same in Celsius. The clouds walk around like it’s nobody’s business and then they run up the mountains and pour violent rains upon the village. It is the fifth time it rains today. It […]



Chiang Rai. A walk in the sky.

Chiang Rai is one of the most charming provinces in Thailand. Here you find all sorts of wonders, natural or cultural. Aside from mountains, caves, waterfalls, rivers, temples and tribes which are promoted by every tourist guide there is something I dare to recommend: the sky. The sky is the most beautiful place in Chiang […]