One night in Bangkok- again!

After a lovely week in Hua Hin, we made our way back to Bangkok to spend the night and sight see for the day. Our hotel sat right on the Chao Phraya River, which runs through the heart of Bangkok. (Last…

Hua Hin, one of my favorite Thai destinations

As our time in Asia is quickly coming to a close, we decided to take one last trip to Thailand because we love it so. We arrived in Bangkok late, and after some good sleep, thoroughly enjoyed breakfast with a…

A few days in Phuket, Thailand

With the return of the cold (relatively!) and gray days of winter, we heard the beckoning call of Phuket, Thailand, yet again. Our last visit to this beautiful and exotic country was close to a year ago, and we were…

One night in Bangkok (yes, I HAD to say it)

 One night in Bangkok, and the world’s your oyster…or so the song goes. (If you’re not a product of the 80’s, disregard). Since we couldn’t bear to leave the beach earlier, we only had a few hours to explore this…

Hua Hin, Thailand’s original beach destination

Hua Hin originated as a beach destination for royalty to escape the brutal Thai heat, back in the early twentieth century. And with such close proximity to Bangkok, it remains popular today with locals and tourists alike. After (barely) surviving…

Overnight train to Bangkok, sleep not included

Matt has been trying to sell me on the finer points of overnight train travel, for quite some time now. Luckily, we dodged that bullet in Vietnam because they were sold out. But, this time, no such luck. We booked…

Thai cooking school, Chiang Mai

For our last day in Chiang Mai, we decided to try Thai cooking school. We had such a good experience cooking in Vietnam, we tried it again. And who doesn’t love Thai food?! This lady was carving bars of soap,…

Elephant mahouts for a day

The importance of elephants to southeast Asian culture goes back centuries, and they are often prominently featured on temples and shrines as a sacred figure. Sadly, they have been abused in circuses and work camps, and poached for ivory, and…

Chiang Mai, Thailand- Welcome to the jungle!

The first stop on our recent trip to Thailand, was the beautiful northern city of Chiang Mai. Known for elephants, wonderful food, and beautiful temples, Chiang Mai did not disappoint! We spent our first day wandering around the city.  Tuk…