Should you choose to visit Bangkok or Hanoi?
Apr26

Should you choose to visit Bangkok or Hanoi?

Bangkok took a bit of time and multiple visits to grow on us. Our 1st trip was after a month on Koh Samui. I’m not a fan of big cities normally, so I just chalked it up to that. But our second time was definitely different, and we really enjoyed it. Now’ we’re in Vietnam which is a whole different world. So if you’ve ever wondered about visiting Bangkok or Hanoi, here’s my perspective. Noise Thailand has a calmer culture. You...

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Transportation in Bangkok
Apr19

Transportation in Bangkok

Unless you’re fairly brave and love being in thick traffic, you’re probably not going to choose to drive around the “Venice of the East.” Thankfully, there are many options for transportation in Bangkok, and most of them are downright cheap. Taxis Bangkok taxi drivers have a well-earned reputation. It is law that they use the meter, but many of them will ignore that and refuse to take you if you insist on the meter. It is worth...

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Our most fun and unusual holiday so far
Apr17

Our most fun and unusual holiday so far

We came back to Thailand specifically to participate in a Thai celebration that turned out to be the most fun and unusual holiday we’ve ever experienced. It was completely worth the return trip! In mid April, some of the southeast Asian countries celebrate their new year. In Thailand, it is referred to as songkran. What was once a humble Buddhist celebration that involved the ritual bathing of buddha statues with scented water has...

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Going from Koh Samui to Bangkok
Apr16

Going from Koh Samui to Bangkok

For whatever reason you’ve found yourself on this popular Thai island. Now you want to get from Koh Samui to Bangkok. Well, you have a couple of options, and one of them is quite the adventure. Quicker but more expensive If you have less time or just don’t like the idea of spending 20+ hours traveling, your only viable option is to fly. Depending when you fly, you can easily find fares from $46 USD to around $150. Of course, that’s...

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Thoughts on Koh Samui
Apr10

Thoughts on Koh Samui

We love island life, even the times we’ve spent on a very small island, like Utila in Honduras. We enjoy the laid-back feel of island life. Koh Samui surprised me, though. When we were planning on visiting Thailand, Koh Samui, also referred to simply as Samui, was not a place I had planned on visiting. I had considered its neighbor Koh Tao because of the available diving, but not being a big fan of highly touristed places, basically...

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Our latest adventure in Thailand
Apr09

Our latest adventure in Thailand

I stood outside a rather official-looking building. The yellow flags of the Thai royal family stirred in the slight breeze generated by nearby traffic roaring down the street. A 5-story mural of the king adorned the modern building’s facade. I wiped my eyes of the sweat that was causing them to burn as the few security officers in the guard post eyed me cautiously. “It’s always an adventure in Thailand,” I thought....

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