Ayutthaya Thailand: The Lost World of Ancient Thailand & a Treasure Trove of Temples

Ayutthaya Thailand is the one time ancient capital of the Siam, the precursor to the modern-day kingdom of Thailand. Founded in 1350 it is Thailand’s answer to Angkor Wat or Bagan, a huge complex of crumbling ancient temples awaits the intrepid to explore this historic gem. Easily accessible from on the Bangkok to Ayutthaya train it can […]

Travelling around Thailand: Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus or the overnight train Bangkok to Chiang Mai or even a flight?

Thailand is an incredible place to travel around whether on holiday or on a backpacking trip around the world you will find it one of the easiest countries in Southeast Asia to navigate! However, it is still a relatively large country with great distances to be covered from one region to another. Chiang Mai and […]

Chiang Mai things to do: The amazing and adventure filled Thai city that instantly felt like home

Chiang Mai is one of those places we just knew we were going to love before even arriving. There is a legend surrounding this perfectly sized city surrounded by a wealth of activities, culture, food and amazing Chiang Mai budget accommodation. Chiang Mai had a lot to live up to, but thankfully it didn’t disappoint […]

Baan Khun Nine: Bangkok. The boutique hostel that is redefining the term and blurring the lines between that and a hotel!

We are constantly trying to fly the flag for hostels here at The Roaming Renegades, attempting to dispel the myth that they are all filthy pits filled with drunken backpackers! We often go in search of the best, most modern and innovative boutique hostels that prove they can be the perfect places to stay, offering […]

An emotional visit to the Death Railway of Kanchanaburi, the infamous “Bridge on the River Kwai”, Thailand

Visiting Thailand is a bi-word for fun, adventure, parties, elephant visits, temples and of course amazing food. However what many don’t expect to encounter over here is the kind of unavoidable and heartbreaking WW2 sites that litter Europe like the craters left by the luftwaffe. Kanchanaburi is the location of the infamous “Bridge on the […]

Visiting the beautiful elephants of Chiang Mai at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary: Selecting the right place to do good rather than harm

For years we have dreamt of meeting the beautiful elephants of Asia, but after hearing many horror stories of bad treatment and awful conditions we were wary of doing more harm than good in seeking out this dream interaction. After much research, speaking to others who had visited many of the sanctuaries and so called […]

Off the beaten track Bangkok: Visiting the Airplane Graveyard & almost getting syringed by a 7 year old!

You probably know by now that we have this weird obsession with abandoned places and also generally dodgy locations within nice cities, we just have some sort of tentus-wish I guess! So after managing to see some quite amazing places in Eastern Europe, getting our Urban Exploration on and seeing some of the most strange, […]

A quiet day at the hostel that ended in us applying for a vietnamese Visa, seeing the Amazing temples on the canal boats and getting a traditional Thai Tattoo on Khao San Road: Another crazy day backpacking in Bangkok!

Sometimes when you are out travelling you just have these days where everything seems to happen in one even though you kind of didn’t plan any of it. Some cities are also just so ready to suck you in and produce one of the insane days, a Bangkok might just be the top of that […]