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    Elephants in Mae Wang District – Close Up Experiences

    Provincial travel to ‘Chiang Mai Elephant Friends‘ Trip Planning Thailand experienced a recurrence of COVID-19 in April meaning restrictions returned, most notably a ban on eating in restaurants and cafes. This occurred during the time my girlfriend and I planned to travel to Mae Wang to hopefully encounter Elephants. Several days before we checked that the resort we wanted to stay at were accepting guests, and thankfully they were. Further, we researched certain activities we could undertake in the circumstances. For instance we were able to have Breakfast and Dinner on the premises which was a welcome comfort. Above all, we felt grateful that we could still travel given most…

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    Coffee Brands in Northern Thailand – Akha Ama

    The Akha Ama Story Akha Ama Coffee was created by one mother, known as Mae Mee Lor, in the Akha village of Maejantai, Chiang Rai. She had a vision that people of her village could learn to sustainably manufacture, process and market their own coffee. In 2010 Mae Mee Lor and her son Lee Ayu Chipa, members of the Akha hill tribe, founded Akha coffee. Further, they established the business as a social enterprise to support coffee farmers in their village. Lee and family incorporated a mix of Arabica coffee types such as Catuai and Typica which produce much higher quality. Nowadays, Akha Ama now has acknowledgement for it’s calibre…

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