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Health reasons for being a vegetarian

If there is something all health experts can agree upon – it is that animal fat is NOT healthy. In fact the best thing you can do for your health is to become a vegetarian. A healthy vegetarian diet also protects you against numerous diseases, including: heart disease, cancer, and strokes. The American Dietetic Association […]

Voluntary work in Thailand – making the leap

A few years ago, whilst working in London, I realised that I wasn’t particularly enjoying my job and life there. It wasn’t that I hated the daily grind of getting the Underground to work and sitting in front of a screen all day long, it was more that it simply didn’t excite me very much […]

Sound file: Our local restaurant in Chiang Mai

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] This was recorded at around 7.30pm on a weekday night at our local vegetarian restaurant on Suthep Road in Chiang Mai. I popped to the restaurant and had a Khao Soi – one of the traditional northern Thai […]

10 things you should not do whilst in Thailand

Here’s a little list I’ve compiled of things you should not do whilst in Thailand – please feel free to send in your comments or additions at the bottom! 1. Do not raise your voice or get angry with locals It makes me incredibly uncomfortable to see foreigners (‘Farangs’) come to Thailand, and start ranting […]

Tiger temple – Wat Pa Luangta Bua, Thailand

Tiger Temple, or Wat Pa Luangta Bua, is a Buddhist temple in Western Thailand (about 38KM from Kanchanaburi). The temple keeps numerous animals, among them several tame tigers that walk around freely once a day and can be petted by tourists. Rumours have it that they are drugged to stop them eating the tourists – […]

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