Bats and Beasties in Khao Yai National Park

My lovely new millipede bracelet at Khao Yai National Park

I can’t believe my time in Thailand is over.  Last stop before Bangkok was Khao Yai National Park.  It was a bit of an adventure getting to our guest house.  At Pak Chong train station a tout approached us; instead of my normal tact of completely ignoring her I thought it would be more convenient to say yes.  Big mistake!!!!!  We got driven to a hotel just on the outskirts … Continue reading

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