Buddhism and meditation are important aspects of Thai culture, and while in Chiang Mai we decided to put aside some time to learning about them.
Cost of travelling in north Thailand
Thinking of travelling in North Thailand for two weeks but not sure what it will cost?
Accommodation for North Thailand - Summary
For less than £7 a night (£3.50 each) we stayed in en suite doubles in northern Thailand. Here's our summary of the rooms, and what we spent!
Getting From Thonburi Station to Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok by bus
Getting from Thonburi Station to Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok is easily done using bus number 40.
Visiting the Sticky Falls in Chiang Mai
The name Sticky Waterfall is actually referring to the fact that the rock over which the water is flowing is unusually grippy making it easy to climb.
Elephants World in Kanchanaburi
Elephants World’s slogan is ‘we work for the elephants’ and they’re true to their word!
Mae Ngat Dam floating houses
Mae Ngat Dam’s floating houses are essentially raft houses anchored out in the middle of a large lake in Si Lanna National Park.
Sleeper Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Our experience on the 2nd class sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Camping at Erawan Waterfall
Camping at Erawan National Park is a great way to see Erawan Waterfall without the crowds of day trippers ruining the scenic spot.
One day in Bangkok
Since we knew we’d be coming back to Bangkok a couple more times in the next few months, we decided to see what we could in one day.
What we did in Chiang Mai
Our time in Chiang Mai was a mixed bag of day trips, festivals, markets, day classes, and an enormous amount of food! Here's what we got up to...
Visiting Kanchanaburi in Thailand
Kanchanaburi is an enjoyable couple of hours by train to the West of Bangkok and definitely worth a visit.
First timers guide to Thai massage
I’d never paid to have a professional massage before and wasn’t even sure what a Thai massage was. All I knew was a few basic points Emma had told me.
Arriving in Bangkok
I suppose it's apt that our first blog post for our six month Asian adventure should start with us getting lost.