About Us

If you’ve come to this page looking for an answer as to why this website is called “Jurk Turtle” then unfortunately you’ll be disappointed, as the explanation is far too detailed and intricate to even begin to explain the name.

Currently living in Thailand or “Living the Dream” as many of our friends like to put it—we love to find new restaurants and food delights—of which Chiang Mai offers many!

When Madz isn’t writing delicious Thai Recipes or researching about Drug and Alcohol,  , she’s cooking up a storm in the kitchen with blends of new and unusual flavours, sourced from the many incredible fresh food markets of Chiang Mai.

Meanwhile Mick is usually hovering around asking when the next amazing dish will be ready, killing time before his next web design creation launches!

Update 1 (May 2012) –  Mick and Madz made the sad decision to head back to Sydney. Chiang Mai was waved goodbye for the freezing cold shores of Australia where they were knuckling down and earning some sweet cash.

Update 2 (April 2013) –  Mick and Madz are heading back to SE Asia! Yipee! This time round its Cambodia where we will make our home in the crazy, dirty, exciting and yummy streets of Phnom Penh. Madz has scored a sweet job through the Red Cross and will be helping to improve the horrendous road statistics in Cambodia. Mick is going to be doing his same ol’ thing of building awesome websites for peeps back in Australia.

  • I would love to repost your blog “Weekend Jaunt to Vietnam” on my site EatinAsian. My site covers a variety of Asian topics and I have a ton of bloggers that share posts. Chefs that share recipes, travelers that share experiences, etc., I would post your blog, send out via social media and link to your site from the post. Would love to have you on board.
    I look forward to hearing back from you. Chow!

    • Hey there!

      Thanks for your comment. Happy for you to use the post and to be connected through your blog 🙂


  • CeeCee

    Why can’t I subscribe? I’m confused and sad 🙁

    • Eh? It won’t let you? I will check it out for you!

  • Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!