Travel – Thailand
2 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 1

Feb 3 – 16 After a time consuming border crossing at Vientiane/Nong Khai and a night bus, Miguel and I ended up back in Bangkok. It was nice getting off the bus at 6am and knowing exactly where we were going to stay. We showed up at Siri Baan Thai excited to plop down into [...]

2 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Travel - Laos, Travel - Thailand 2

Feb 19, 20 After taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, Miguel and I arrived in Chiang Khong. Immediately after getting off the bus, we saw a sign posted outside a convenience store and followed the directions. They led us to a great guest house right on the Mekong River. Nice people, great [...]

2 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 0

Feb 14 – 17 After leaving Pun Pun and You Sabai, Miguel and our motorbike were both feeling sick, so we drove back to Chiang Mai to fix everyone all up. It turned out that our motorbike just needed to be on a different setting (not sure about the technical stuff…but it wasn’t sick) and [...]

2 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 2

Feb 12 – 13 From Chiang Mai, Miguel and I departed on a motorbike trip. We didn’t have set plans, but had a few destinations in mind. We left one big backpack at a guest house in Chiang Mai and stuffed all the rest of our things into mine. We were told it might be [...]

2 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 2

Feb 10 – 11, 13, 18-19 After a long night bus from Bangkok, Miguel and I arrived in Chiang Mai. It was still dark outside. And annoyingly, our bus dropped us off just outside of town and we all had to pile into songthaews (which conveniently dropped us all off in front of a hotel/travel [...]

2 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 0

Feb 3 – 6 Miguel and I set out in the morning for our first big motorbike trip. We were heading to Khao Sok National Park, about 120 km from Surat Thani. We left most of our stuff at the hotel in Surat Thani and it felt nice to only be traveling with a small [...]

2 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 1

Feb 2 -3, Feb 7 After eating at our favorite vegetarian restaurant in Trang, Miguel and I piled into a minibus headed to Surat Thani. We were tired and didn’t want to walk around much with our bags, so rather than checking out a few rooms and comparing, we settled for the first cheap place we could [...]

2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 0

Jan 31 – Feb 2 Miguel and I returned to Trang only so we could get more money out of the ATM. As a security measure, I have been leaving all my money in a savings account, transfering only a small amount at a time to my checking account so I can get it out with [...]

2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 2

Jan 29 – 31 Out of all the Trang islands, I chose Ko Sukorn because it seemed to be a quiet place far off the backpacker circuit. This description of Ko Sukorn pretty much sums the place up. And yup – it was exactly as I expected. A quiet and peaceful Muslim fishing village with [...]

2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Travel - Thailand 1

Jan 29 The train from Hua Hin to Trang was an overnight train and Miguel and I had planned to get a sleeper car. Unfortunately, we didn’t realize that it would be necessary to book these tickets in advance. So when we showed up to buy the tickets a few hours before departure, the only [...]