Our Month on Koh Phangan

koh phangan haad tien

Week 92 Day 633 Bangkok 13.7563° N, 100.5018° E One of the things I’m always interested in is WHY someone visits the place they do. Often times, it because it’s part of the backpacker’s circle known for a good party or somewhere famous like Rome or Angkor Wat where you go for the history. There are a million sights to see, …

Chiang Mai Cooking Class

asia scenic chiang mai cooking class

Week 91 Day 627 Pai 19.3589° N, 98.4367° E I’ve been wanting to a take a cooking class ever since we reached SE Asia. I had signed up to do one in Luang Prabang, but unfortunately food poisoning kept me from attending. So after almost 5 months of eating yummy stir frys, curries, and soups I finally got my cooking …

Vacation from Travel in Pai

Pai Thailand

Week 91 Day 625 Pai 19.3589° N, 98.4367° E Our time in SE Asia is coming to an end and we chose to end our time in Thailand in the north. We’ve split our time between Chiang Mai and Pai. Chiang Mai was a pretty hip town. We enjoyed their artisan coffee, thai massages on every corner for $5, delicious …

Tiger Kingdom, Cruel or Cool??

tiger kingdom

Week 90 Day 618 Chiang Mai 18.7953° N, 98.9986° E The first things I thought about doing when we decided to come to Thailand were 1.  Pet Baby Tigers 2.  Ride an Elephant So you can imagine my disappointment when I started reading up on these activities and learned there is so much controversy surrounding the treatment of the animals …

Thailand Island Hopping Begins with Koh Tao

Koh Tao

Week 90 Day 617 Chiang Mai 18.7953° N, 98.9986° E After spending a week in Cambodia hanging out in Siem Reap and visiting Angkor Wat, we finally hit Thailand. I say finally, because after almost 2 months of non-stop travel through the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia we finally hit a spot to call “home” for the next 2 1/2 …