Category Archive: Thailand

Feb
28

Riding Elephants in Pai

My mom meeting her elephant!

It’s been over a week since we rode bare back on elephants and my body is still aching!  Granted, my legs were clutching the elephant’s backside like my life depended on it…I used muscles I never knew I had. Just thinking about our elephant experience puts a grin on my face that I can hardly …

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Feb
23

Too Hot for a Hot Springs

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We love hot springs.  We have quite a few of them within a days drive of our home in British Columbia and they make a perfect winter weekend getaway.  There is nothing quite like soaking your body in hot water that comes straight from the earth while the a gentle sprinkling of snow dusts the …

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Feb
20

That’s One Huge-Mongous Cave!

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We have rented a van for one week to explore Northern Thailand.  There is something so freeing about having your own wheels.  I’m reminded of just how much I love road trips.  Our destinations are loosely planned and we have the freedom to stop and explore at will. After a late afternoon start from Chiang …

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Feb
15

Sun, Sand, and Smiles on Koh Jum

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Swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, playing games, building sandcastles, eating, napping…..rinse and repeat. One week of complete relaxation on an island where there is really not much else to do.  Ahhhhh. We needed a rest from traveling.  Our children were getting to the point where every time we left our accommodation for the day they would whine …

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Feb
09

Things To Do In Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Prachuap Khiri Khan is not a touristy town and that is what makes it so much fun to explore. Our family originally planned a two-night stay there and we ended up staying for eight nights!  It is a great place to kick back, explore on a bicycle or motorbike, have some beach time, and marvel …

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Feb
07

Charming Prachuap Khiri Khan

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If Prachuap Khiri Khan is in your guidebook at all chances are there is only one paragraph dedicated to it.  We had never heard of this provincial capital until another traveling family in an online group mentioned it.  There wasn’t much information on the Internet about the town except that it was a laid back …

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Jan
29

Two Weeks in Bangkok

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Bangkok is a city that usually leaves a nasty aftertaste for first time visitors.  It’s overwhelmingly big, overpopulated, polluted, and has a constant wafting smell of garbage and sewer.  The first time we were there we could not get out of it fast enough. But then, if you give it a chance, Bangkok has the …

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Jan
22

A Night Train To Bangkok

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I don’t know whose bright idea it was to pick up our passports from the Thai Embassy in Vientiane, catch a tuk-tuk to the bus station, take a bus to the Friendship Bridge, get stamped out of Laos, take a bus over the Friendship Bridge to Thailand, get stamped into Thailand, take a tuk-tuk to …

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Jan
06

Lanjia Lodge, Our Hill Tribe Experience

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Nestled high up along a mountainside in Northern Thailand sits Lanjia Lodge.   The valley below is a sea of green; the jungle hills dotted with rice fields, orchards, and ground crops.  In the distance the mighty Mekong River snakes through the valley below and on the other side of this natural water border lays Laos. …

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Jan
03

Our Top Chiang Mai Picks

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We really loved our five weeks in Chiang Mai.  We felt like we never ran out of things to do. There are so many beautiful Wats, two zoos, gardens, cooking classes, waterfalls, and the food…Oh the food! Here are our top picks: Yummy Yummy Food Our picks for the best vegetarian restaurants in Chiang Mai. …

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