Whale Watching in Thailand

Whale Watching in Thailand

The pier of departure for whale watching in Thailand is only an hour from Bangkok. Text by Jim Algie. Photos by Jirayu Ekkul.  Few sights in the animal kingdom are more spellbinding than the sight of a Bryde’s whale breaking the water’s surface to open its cavernous...
Panda Mania in Asia

Panda Mania in Asia

With the world’s first panda-themed hotel opening, a new voluntourist expedition to conserve them, and even couples dressing like them, the adorable sloths are coming out of hibernation  Pandas may be one of the most emblematic of endangered species and the mascot of...
Trekking in Khao Yai National Park

Trekking in Khao Yai National Park

Take a one-day trek through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with gibbons, hornbills, snakes, elephants and clouded leopards, for a hike on the wild side that is also economical By Jim Algie Photos by Rittichai Kengsungnoen of Green Leaf Tours Visitors tell some wild...