Flash Trip to Kanchanaburi

As earlier mentioned, we were unable to catch a direct bus to Siem Reap until January 28th, giving us two days to kill before we renewed our visas. Since we were at a bus station already, we just opened our guidebooks and started looking into places, concluding with the decision to check out Kanchanaburi.We stayed…

The North Further Explored 

 We ventured outside the city of Chiang Mai once more, this time finding ourselves in Chiang Dao- a small community with a single large mountain and a series of complex and holy caves. After a day of looks and eager smiles from the locals (the children would shout hello, an excuse to practice their English)…

Conscious Tourism: Riding Isn’t Ethical

 What I’m going to talk about here isn’t exclusive to traveling; it’s about the organizations and communities we choose to support through our financial involvement. I want to talk about this because today we went to a nature park devoted to rescuing and rehabilitating abused and neglected animals- for the elephants, the abuse came from…

Pai

There’s a long list in my head of people that I would love to personally address in this blog, but seeing as that list might be longer than the actual blog, I’ll keep my silence and trust that you will all know who you are. The pursuit of peace and calm ends at a little…

The Journey North

   So there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news? Ayuthara, an old city outside of Bangkok, was very cool and not what we expected, as it is still a functioning city. You have these temples and ruins that are hundreds of years old, scattered throughout a living modern city- It’s exactly as odd…

Koh Samed 

Ko Samet has everything you’d expect an island in Thailand to have: Stretching beaches with white play dough sand and vivid blue water, a night life scene that has the crescent bay of Sai Kaew lit with neon lights and firedancing shows after the sun goes down, and most importantly, tons of accommodation and local…

Bangkok 

What should have been a clear day in Beijing, China. After an 11hr flight to Beijing (and the worst air quality I’ve ever experienced in my life, literally burns your throat) and a 5hr flight to Bangkok (which due to my exhaustion I don’t actually remember) we took our first steps on Thai soil, and…

Departure

 As we catch up on some much needed sleep and wait for loading to start, I wanted to take this time to disprove the myth of gender packing ratios. Em, left. Darrian, right. A huge thank you to Chris and Colleen for the compression bags, they are perfect for the man in your life who…