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Little Wandering Dippy Wren

Hello, hello how are we all doing? All is good in my little world here in Thailand. I've just got back into my Bangkok nest from a wonderful trip to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Without the 40 million overseas visitors that were anticipated here in 2020, life is tough for those in the tourism industry. I am trying to do my bit and get out and about, to see more of the country whilst things are quiet.It is an amazing time to travel, there are some incredible deals for locals, thankfully! It's a good job too as unfortunately, I did something a bit dim! Have you ever been on holiday without your purse? Yep, no money, no credit card, nothing! I don't recommend it unless you A. want to lose weight or B. want to update your LinkedIn profile with Born Survivor!I'm on a quest to check out Thailand at the moment for the solo female traveller. We have a super safe country for female travel. I'm in the most popular demographic (over 50's) for solo travel. So I was all…
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Vitamin Sea and Orchid Friendship Thailand

Hello, hello, I hope you are all doing well where ever you are reading this in the world! Thank you to all of you for your lovely comments on my last post and encouragement to Wander on Wren
I'm glad you are happy to travel vicariously through me, I  know some of you are in deteriorating situations with COVID-19.  I am forever grateful that my Bangkok life enables me the freedom to travel the country - at the moment. So with this, I will bring you some Vitamin Sea from Phuket, Thailand.
The weather was feisty and rather moody this past weekend in 𝐏𝐡𝐮𝐤𝐞𝐭, but we didn’t care. ⁣It’s always like this here in 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 in August as the strong 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝗪𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 gathers pace. I love the rainy season and the cooling air it brings! We’ve lost power, we’ve lost water supplies, but we know we are the lucky ones. ⁣Turn on the news, speak to our friends and family in far off places, and we know how lucky we are in Thailand.⁣
The ocea…

Elephant Prayers for the World

Hello, hello how are we all going?

I feel like in my neck of the woods we are all holding our breath about this second wave of COVID-19. Here in Thailand, things are still going well but I am looking across at friends and family in Melbourne, Florida, California, and Spain with everything crossed and sending lots of love.

This weekend we've had a holiday weekend here in Thailand, it is the King's Birthday. Long Live the King! We are very fortunate to be able to freely travel within Thailand and are venturing further and further afield. For this week's wanderings, we took a road trip.
Won’t you take a wander with me and I’ll show you around!

I’ve found my new favourite temple in Thailand. The only trouble is that we’ve had to drive over 5 hours to find it! This week's staycation has taken us to Sukhothai the first ancient capital of ancient Siam - it is worth the trip!
Let me introduce you to Wat Chang Lom, outside the city walls to the East. This temple is a large group of …

We're off and flying here in Thailand!

Hello everyone - how are you doing? 
All is good with us here in Bangkok, Thailand. Across the globe, there seems such a diversity of people's lives and living at present don't you think? 

Our Aussie friends and family in Melbourne, are now sadly back in their second period of COVID-19 lockdown. They are looking across the borders into the other states, and other parts of the world, wishing they had the same happy freedoms. 

Do you like this sign I spotted this week? I am hoping you too, are far away from stress, anger, traffic misery and worries!

Our British friends and family have been cautiously re-emerging back into life on the outside, the word pub has even been mentioned. My Mum is doing a roaring trade, making and selling face masks for a good cause.  
Then there is us in Thailand. 
Thailand has received international praise for it's handling of the pandemic with less than 60 deaths as of July 1. We are carefully getting back to our normal lives, as always with our masks …

This little bird is off on her wanders again!

Hello from Thailand where we are slowly but surely  emerging from those dreary days of lockdown!
We remain under our Covid-19 Emergency Decree.  However, things are reopening and big news for me, we are able to travel now between provinces. This means there is a whole country out there with none of the expected 40 million tourists this year that Thailand had hoped for. Our skies are blue and our air is clear.
There still no news as to when tourists will be allowed to enter the country. So until this happens, I will not be leaving Thailand as I won't be able to get back in! In the meantime, although I would love to see family in the UK and Australia, I fully intend to make the most of exploring Thailand and putting my Baht into domestic tourism.

Would you like to come for a wander with me and see what I have been up to since I last posted? I have been posting over on my (now only) Thailand Travel Blog and would love you to come over here and say hello.

A Love letter to the Hoteliers of …