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Happy Easter from Bangkok

You have to look long and hard to find Easter in Bangkok,  so imagine my delight when I came across this at a hotel cafe. This is how the conversation went at our place: Me: 'So, Easter must be coming up soon?' Mr Wren 'I guess so.'     ...  more chitchat Me: 'What you don't get any holiday?!' Mr Wren 'Nope. ' Silly me, of course, we don't get any holiday we are in a Buddhist country, but I'm a tad surprised  with the low-key Easter approach, seeing  how enthusiastically Christmas and Valentine's Day were celebrated this year.  Especially given the Thai's love of anything sweet. I mean what is your excuse to munch on the most delicious chocolates if you can't pull the Easter card?  The whole country can't all be on a sugar detox! Happy Easter treats Thai style. So here's a huge round of bunny ears applause to Chef Simon, the new Executive Pastry Chef at the Grand Hyatt Erawan B

Riverside Elephant Yoga

It's the crack of dawn in Bangkok, the roads are empty and we are off to enjoy sunrise yoga overlooking Bangkok's Chao Praya river.         It was my birthday, so let's just say it was entirely my choice  to get up at 5.30am on a Sunday.  Mr Wren was less thrilled with the idea, but bless him he did it!   We were there to join other keen  yogis for a sun salutation with a difference. Our yoga was held on the pitch for the weekend's Elephant Polo.  The reward for such an early start  was to be there for when the elephants had their breakfast. The inaugural sunrise yoga   was part  of one the biggest charitable events in South East Asia. This event is a major fundraiser for the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation an organisation close to our hearts.  We spent our honeymoon at the Anantara Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand and  it was here that we were first introduced to the foundation's valuable work. We returne