Category thailand

Thailand | Chiang Mai

By S Thailand is popular tourist destination. And when I say popular, I mean realllllly popular. According to Wikipedia, 29 million international tourists visited Thailand in 2015 (the total population of Thailand is 67 million, BTW). That works out to just under 80,000 tourists entering the country each day. 80K per day! If all of […]

Thailand | Chiang Rai

By D Chiang Rai is a city in the most northern part of Thailand. It is close to both Laos and Myanmar. We stopped for 2 days on our way to Chiang Mai. Sleep Piman Inn Hotel — A huge hotel complex but still walkable to downtown area (although kind of a long walk). It was […]

And the winner is….

In honor of Super Tuesday, I figured this would be a good time to tally up the votes of our own historic poll. If you remember back in our Thailand wrap-up post, we created a poll to decide who (me or Danielle) looks better in elephant pants. Well, the people have spoken and the people would rather […]

Thailand | And that’s a wrap! (well, for now)

By S 22 days. Bangkok and the South of Thailand. We will be getting to North Thailand in a few months. Until then, here are our overall thoughts on the parts we saw. Places: Bangkok Koh Tao Surat Thani Khao Sok Krabi Tonsai Koh Lanta Koh Tarutao Key metrics: Number of massages: 3 (1 for […]

Thailand | Koh Tarutao

By D This was our last island in Thailand. Koh Tarutao is one of 51 islands (and by far the largest) in the Tarutao National Marine Park just off the southern coast of Thailand. Koh Lipe is the most famous island in the park and also the most commercialized. As I mentioned in the Koh […]

Do you like maps? We like maps. Look at our map.

A quick post to inform the masses (all 4 of you) of our new ‘Travels‘ section in the top ribbon of our blog. This section has a map with a more real-time view of our trip. As you have probably noticed, our blog posts are running anywhere from 7-10 days behind our physical presence. Below […]

Thailand | Koh Lanta

By S Picking which islands you want to visit in Thailand is difficult. Anybody who has traveled here will tell you that. There are just too many choices. As a result, a lot of the islands have stereotypes: Like diving? Go to Koh Tao! Like partying? Koh Phangan! Like partying (without psychedelic drugs)? Koh Phi […]

Thailand | Krabi & Ao Tonsai

By D We are combining the next two towns we visited. Krabi is a province along the Andaman coast (the southwest coast) of Thailand. Krabi Town (instead of Krabi Town it is referred to as Krabi) is the main city in the province and it is usually a jumping off point to other places (such […]

Thailand | Khao Sok National Park

By D Khao Sok is a huge national park in Thailand. From what we’ve gathered, a group of communist insurgents set up their headquarters in the caves of Khao Sok in the 1970s. Because of this, the area was protected from those who may have adversely impacted it (loggers, miners, etc.). Soon after their departure, […]

Thailand | Surat Thani

By S As D mentioned in our last post, after Koh Tao we decided to skip Koh Pha Ngan and head back to the mainland. Yes, we had the chance to go to Koh Pha Ngan for the ‘full moon party’ and no, we had no regrets in declining this opportunity. Due to the sudden […]