Cycling Around Sukhothai

Frangipanis in full bloom at Sukhothai

Spent a fun day in the old city of Sukhothai cycling around the ruins.  I won’t pretend to know anything about the site, so today I will just do a photo blog. Recommendation: We stayed in the new city and caught a songthaew to the old city, however I think it would have been nicer staying in the old city.  There are plenty of restaurants and food stalls there to … Continue reading

A Day with the Hill Tribes

Atta from the Akha Tribe near Chiang Rai

Thursday was definitely one of my highlights of Thailand.  We spent the day visiting some of the hill tribes around Chiang Rai.  They live in beautiful villages set amongst the jungle.  Their traditional clothes are saved for festivals, however to lure the tourists to their handicraft stalls some do dress up. I’m a sucker; at every village I visited I felt guilty if I didn’t buy something :oS so I … Continue reading

Chiang Mai

White Tiger Behind Bars at Chiang Mai Night Safari

I now understand why folk rave about Thailand’s night markets, the Sunday market in Chiang Mai was fantastic.  Some of the delights I sampled included a custard steam bun shaped like Kermit the frog and a very yummy coconut puff pastry.  The only dampener was the afternoon’s rain; we got absolutely drenched. On Monday evening we visited Chiang Mai Night Safari. My heart was very sad to see so many … Continue reading

Bottle Beach, Koh Pha Ngan

Bottle Beach, Koh Pha Ngan

Gele and I found paradise on Koh Pha Ngan, at beautiful Bottle Beach.  A tiny beach unspoilt by 1000’s of partying tourists the island is renowned for.  However, there were no swan towels at our simple, wooden bungalow, but the stunning views made up for it!!! A very lazy few days.  We met 2 lovely Aussie girls; if anyone visits Bottle Bay in the next 3 months, you’ll probably find … Continue reading

Koh Tao – Sairee Beach

Me in My Sexy Snorkeling Gear

Spent the last 3 nights at Koh Tao / Turtle Island. The weather has got wetter (bit strange being rainy season and all), so we decided to stay at Sairee Beach; if the weather continued to worsen at least we could play pool, watch a movie or something :oS As it turned out we were pretty lucky and during our stay we had only a few afternoon showers. The first … Continue reading