15 Wonderful Things to Do in Koh Lanta

While in Thailand, we were looking for a charming island and we found it. We were dreaming about a spot nested between a rainforest and a sea and we got it. We wished to avoid the “get-a-bucket-of vodka-and-dance-all-night” zones and we succeeded.

What we were not expecting and we hit upon it there, was the amount of rubbish on the sides of some roads and in the forest. In Koh Lanta, each tourist has to pay 10 THB/$ 0.30 upon arrival to keep the island clean and you cannot overlook the reason why. We just couldn’t see how they use the cash they collect daily.

Thailand has a big array of islands to offer and a bit of research needs to be done before you choose a place that will meet your expectations and your budget.

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Our Travel Destinations for the Next 7 Months

Our Travel Destinations for the Next 7 MonthsFive months ago, we inhaled the hot, humid air of Asia for the first time in Bangkok. After only four days of temple hopping and tasting totally different flavours, we moved to Chiang Mai, where we settled for three months. At the end of January we travelled to Laos for two weeks, which was an adventure for us. After that we went back to Thailand on our double entry visa.

We stayed for one month in Udon Thani, a town near the Laotian border, to solve an urgent dental problem. Once the treatment was finished we headed to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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Why, Where and How to Help Elephants in Thailand

Why, Where and How to Help Elephants in Thailand.Calm eyes, firm posture, gentle movements and serene wisdom in their gaze. They are biggest land mammals on the earth and yet, how vulnerable they can become. So much attention they have and yet, there is so much care they still need. The Elephants.

Once you touch their pleasantly rough skin, you want to embrace them. The more time you spend with them and observe them, the more you understand why there are so many people who protect them and rescue them from those humans who misuse these incredibly intelligent, joyful but shy animal beings.

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12 Beautiful Photos of People Working

12 Beautiful Photos of People Working

One of the best way to approach the locals and get to know them better while travelling, is to observe them and start a small chat while they are working and if the situation is appropriate.

We have met lot of inspiring, hard working and generous people on the road and we could only admire the precise work they were performing with unbelievable craft, passion, patience, wit and sometimes also physical strength.

This month we would like to share with you a selection of the most memorable moments of working people in Thailand, Laos, Turkey, Romania and Ukraine.

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15 Reasons Why Quitting Alcohol is Good for Your Travels

15 Reasons Why Quitting Alcohol is Good for Your Travels

This month we are celebrating one year of being completely sober. In February 2013, after six months of being smoke-free, we decided to break another bad habit and completely quit drinking alcohol.

It has been easier than expected and we are glad we did it. Ivana has never been fond of wine and spirits, even if she sometimes drank for social reasons. The big change was for Gianni. Italians do love drinking wine with friends and family, especially around a table of delicious food.

Still, this decision has been one of the most crucial in our lives and we are confident it has been the best thing we could ever do for ourselves and for our travelling.

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