Some highlights and tips from my month in Thailand

Where to Eat in Bangkok

    Bangkok had the best food out of my one month spent in Thailand, hands down. The one restaurant I came back to again and again (and again!) was Mit Ko Yuan, which is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Khao San Road area. Everything we tried here was amazing, but the absolute […]

Erawan Falls National Park

Going to Erawan Falls was the highlight of our five days in Kanchanaburi. We didn’t have much chance for any other excursions due to weather, budget constraints, and not wanting to spend all day on a bus. The bus to Erawan Falls is #1180, and it is supposed to leave every hour, from 8am until […]

Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi by Bus

This trip was our biggest pain in the ass in Thailand because we couldn’t find much information. We always seemed to be going in the opposite direction of most travelers.   The Good News: A) You don’t have to go through Bangkok (contrary to what I read on some tripadvisor forums). B) You don’t have […]

Thailand Temples: Ayutthaya & Sukhothai

Ayutthaya or Sukhothai? If you don’t have time for both, I’d go for Ayutthaya. Overall, I found the temples in Ayutthaya much more impressive than the ones in Sukhothai. We didn’t make it to Angkor Wat or Bagan on this trip, (next time!) but I don’t think it would be fair to compare these smaller […]

Chiang Rai Guide

Where to stay: My favorite guest house during our month in Thailand was Grandma Kaew House in Chiang Rai. It is in a perfect location,has super comfortable beds, the staff are really friendly, and they provide coffee, tea, bottled water, toast, and bananas. Where to eat: My favorite meal was at Khao Soi Samer Chai/Jai. […]

Thailand Rainy Season Route

Traveling in October in Thailand means you are in the last month of the rainy season. The best way to avoid the brunt of the rain is to stay north of Bangkok. We spent one month in Thailand with this itinerary: 1) We flew into Bangkok and got directly on a flight north to Chiang […]