THAILAND – PHUKET

Phuket is an island in the south of Thailand.  It is most definitely more touristy (and more expensive) than Chiang Mai, but it was a must see for us.  And it was where we did our scuba diving. Our dive master – Allen – was simply incredible.  He was from the UK and had retired…

THAILAND – CHIANG MAI

Chiang Mai might be one of my favorite cities.  It is a complete 180 from the chaos and disorganization of Bangkok.  We were staying in the historic center, so there were restaurants and things to do right out our door – no taxi or tuk tuk needed.  On our first morning in Chiang Mai, we…

THAILAND – AYUTTHAYA

Ayutthaya is an ancient city, the capital of the Siam empire, built in the 1300s.  It is 52 km outside of Bangkok, and yes, there is a train that goes there.  We got to the train station early, hoping to get to the city before the heat set in.  We were not as lucky as…

THAILAND – KANCHANABURI

Kanchanaburi comes highly recommended by all the travel bloggers and tourists’ sites.  I disagree.  I wouldn’t waste the time there.  We did have a bad experience, though.  We should have taken a train out of Thonburi station but our tuk tuk driver refused to take us there, so we missed the only morning train that…