Chiang Mai Archive

Trip Update 5

It has been a long long time since we last did a trip update. So on new years eve, in the last few hours of 2014, we decided to sit down, turn on the recorder and get one done. What resulted is fairly rambling. That is partly because of the huge amount of time

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Suggested South East Asia Railway Adventure

Due to the amount of time we’ve spent wandering around south east Asia we’re occasionally asked for itinerary suggestions by people planning trips. Below is a favourite itinerary idea of ours. We’ve done all of the legs of this railway adventure at various points but have never done it all in one go. Even

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Updating Our Sleep Sheets At Warorot Market In Chiang Mai

  Our original sleep sheets needed replacing. They were old, a little stained and extremely bally. They had lasted a long time and served us well. Our first ones were made in Melaka, Malaysia back in November 2011. At the start of our long term travel trip. To purchase the four pieces of fabric

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Back In Chiang Mai, Thailand And Loving It!

  We’ve been on the road now for almost two years and one of the questions we get asked often is “where do you call home?” It really is a tough question to answer. Most of our immediate family members live in Western Australia, we still own an apartment in Perth, and we are

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Organising Thailand Tourist Visas From Singapore

The first port of call after having my Australian passport renewed was the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore to organise our 60 day Tourist Visas. For those of you who aren’t aware, Australian’s receive thirty (30) days of free tourist visa access if they fly into Thailand. If you enter by land then it

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Advice if You’re Moving to Chiang Mai

I recently wrote a big long email worth of tips for someone about to move to Chiang Mai. It’s stuff that’s applicable to most people so I thought I’d repeat a slightly edited version of it here. This is a bit of brain dump but hopefully it makes sense.   There aren’t a lot

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Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 4

Priorities are a funny business. They are often so muddled and difficult to sort out. But then, once in a while, something cuts through it all and your priorities become clear. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Trip update 3 left off with us in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We had just just decided to break

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We Need A Home Base

Over the last year Tanya and I have travelled through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Taiwan. Right now we’re back in Australia with our families enjoying the Australian summer and looking forward to a baking hot Christmas. We’re also in the process of planning for next year. Think About The Future While its been

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Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 2

Time for Magic Travel Blog’s Trip Update 2! It has been about six weeks since we last did an update. Our first update was from Kuala Lumpur all the way through Malaysia, into Thailand, up to Chiang Mai where we went to the dentist a lot. We ended our trip update just before we

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