Nancy Chandler Maps

Exploring Thailand with Nancy Chandler Maps

In Chiang Mai, Nancy Chandler needs no introduction. Almost everyone who has spent more than a few weeks in Chiang Mai will have discovered her colourful, quirky little map crammed with so many places that it’s a wonder how she ever 1) managed to walk all those streets and find the locations, and 2) managed…

Anantara Chiang Mai Loy Kratong

Loy Kratong & the Festival of Lights

Thailand is known for festivals – there seems to be a different festival every month – but the two most well known festivals are Songkran (April) and Loy Kratong (November). These festivals are celebrated by everyone, and the country usually comes to a standstill for a couple of days, so holidaymakers be warned; If you…

Phuket Chiang Mai Vegetarian Festival

Vegetarian Festival Chiang Mai – 20 -28th October

Thailand’s yearly Vegetarian Festival has its roots in a nine day Taoist celebration called the Nine Emperor Gods Festival and is now incorporated into Thai Buddhist practices. It starts on the eve of the 9th lunar month in the Chinese calendar and this year begins on Friday 20th October 2017 continuing through to Saturday 28th…