Bertie the Bear’s top 12 tips for travelling in Chiang Mai

1. Use the red trucks for transport. They are the Thai equivalent of a bus. Agree a price for where you want to go first before you get into the truck. Usually anywhere inside the city is 20 THB and just outside is 40 THB. A trip to the airport is between 150 THB and … Continue reading Bertie the Bear’s top 12 tips for travelling in Chiang Mai

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Bertie’s tips for getting to Pai

Yes, you read that correctly, Bertie is not talking about food and has used his spellcheck. Pai is a small and friendly town near the Myanmar border, in northern Thailand's Mae Hong Son Province. It is about 50 miles/80 km north of Chiang Mai and lies along the Pai River. It is well worth a visit, having a relaxing … Continue reading Bertie’s tips for getting to Pai

Caged

When Bertie was exploring through the north of Thailand, outside Chiang Mai, he came across a disturbing sight. A teddy bear, stuffed in a confined cage with no room to move. Alone. Head bowed. Bertie wondered what this teddy bear had done to desire such a cruel punishment. Then he noticed that the cage was unlocked. … Continue reading Caged