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Travel tips for Thailand

Travel Tips for Thailand

After four weeks of travelling in Thailand, I’m in a much better position to comment than I was when I wrote of my Thai expectations. 

Kicking back on Koh Yao Noi

I asked for quiet. For peace. For empty beaches and fresh nice food. I asked for local cooking, small bars, and good coffee. I asked

Travelling by train in Thailand

Travelling by Train in Thailand

I’ve learned a lot about travelling by train in Thailand. After leaving it so late to book train tickets to Surat Thani and facing an

Bumper Cars

Kanchanaburi Night Market

Our second night in Kanchanaburi. I’d busted my foot jumping from a height to catch sight of the train looming down the death railway, so

Death Railway Kanchanaburi

Kevelling in Kanchanaburi

Although nearly three weeks in Thailand, I’m still shackled by Western expectations. The first thing we did when we arrived in Kanchanaburi on Wednesday was

Chiang Rai White Temple Hands

Chilling in Chiang Rai

Our bus trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai passed without incident …. until I spotted my mate through the window at the terminus, jumped

Wat Phra Kaeo Chiang Rai Buddha Day

Buddying up to Buddha

I’ve missed mass for two Sundays in a row. I’m excused though, as I’m travelling. Anyway, the only Catholic church I’ve seen was from a

Phu Chi Fa

Prevailing at Phu Chi Fa

Had we done it right, we’d have gotten to P̣hū chī̂f̂ā (Phu Chi Fa) in time to see the sunrise. From what I’ve read, we’d

Golden Triangle - look over at Laos

Glimpsing the Golden Triangle

The city of Chiang Saen in Northern Thailand was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. It’s had a turbulent history, captured by the Burmese

Cooking in Chiang Mai

When I’m anxious, I don’t sleep. I get antsy. And I’m early. We were at the train station in Ayutthaya about an hour before the