The Thai Buddhist New Year is about making merit, not just mayhem with Super Soakers, which happens anyway. But there are biking adventures to be had as this amazing water festival splashes across the country. What is Songkran? For three days in April, often at the peak of the hot season, the polite and the
If you are thinking about an adventure in Indonesia, you should check out Sulawesi. This spectacular isle away from the main thoroughfare of Bali’s popular beaches is one of the country’s most compelling regions and is sure to please any adventure or nature lover. Although the sea is no more than 100 km from any
by Luca Valsecci Luca talks about his experience riding on SpiceRoads Historic Ayutthaya cycle tour. Ayutthaya, UNESCO World Heritage site, magnificent, cosmopolitan, one of the world’s largest cities by 1700 and capital of the ancient Ayutthaya kingdom, ruled by 35 kings from 1351 to 1767. This must be worth a visit, I told myself whilst
by Marisa Chicarelli It’s the beginning of another new year, and it’s time to ponder and plan what to do over the upcoming holidays. And I’m sure I’m not the only person who says “I’m going to travel more and check out new places this year.” So for amazing cycling adventures, here are a few
By Marisa Chicarelli You only have to be in Thailand a few moments to realise how much Thais revere the monarchy. Especially the king. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned in 1950. Almost immediately, he embarked on a tireless campaign to improve the lives of his subjects with environmentally sustainable agriculture projects, scientific and
After living in Bangkok for two years, I thought I knew the city. I thought I knew the markets and temples, the back alleys and quirks. SpiceRoads’ bike tour told me otherwise. I met my fellow cyclists in Chinatown, a bustling area of familiarity. The group consisted of two couples fresh off planes from America
Nepal is gradually being reconstructed since the devastating earthquakes last April. Most of the popular tourist areas have managed to escape the brunt of the earthquake and are safe to visit. The city of lakes One location which is ready to be explored is Pokhara, located in the Pokhara Valley, about 200km west of Kathmandu.