Our first impressions of Bangkok

Our train from Ayutthaya reached the edge of Bangkok fairly quickly. We made a pitstop at Don Mueang Airport to cancel our night’s accommodation which Zoë managed to book next to the wrong airport (we were flying out of Survarnaphumi). Thankfully, the cancellation was accepted and we booked another place near the right airport. From…

Another old capital and some trains

On our way south from Sukhothai we decided it was easiest to take the train. We also wanted to give it a try on a short journey before deciding about taking it for the long way from Thailand to Malaysia. The closest train station from Sukhothai is in Phitsanulok; one hour away by bus. Big…

Thailand’s old capital

Following a week in Chiang Mai, we set off to the ancient capital of Sukhothai. Located roughly halfway between Chiang Mai and Bangkok it seemed to be a convenient place to stopover. The bus journey took a little longer than we expected and around 6 hours later we arrived in New Sukhothai at a fairly…

‘No belly, no clap!’

Chiang Mai is the biggest city in Thailand’s north and almost impossible to avoid when travelling in this part of the country. We ended up spending an entire week there due to our travel plans and some fixed dates. After spending over two and a half hours in the back of a songthaew as part…

A dazzling temple and lots of cats

Our first destination in Thailand was Chiang Rai up in the North. It is mainly a trekking destination to see hill tribes, but also has a few nice temples to see. We were lucky to find a very nice guesthouse with the second attempt. Orchid guesthouse is only 5min walk from rhe market and bus…