Yesterday we got the chance to see a very different side of Bangkok. We took a trip out of the crammed city centre full of high rise buildings, traffic congested streets, to take a tour of the canal waterways on the western side of the Chao Phraya River. Continue reading
Traveling through America and Australia I’ve heard the world ‘Awesome’ used a lot, however yesterdays trip to kidzania truly deserved it! The place was Awesome!
The attention to detail on this kid sized world is impressive! Continue reading
Bangkok, the Grand Palace and Wat Pho
We arrived back in Bangkok on Monday after a fantastic week in Chiang Mai.
After a day of schooling and getting our bearings in this hot and crazy capital, we decided to head over to the Grand Palace.
We had heard it was very busy, especially during Thailands year of mourning, so we set off straight after breakfast! We jumped in a cab outside our Airbnb and turned the corner Continue reading
Making friends with some very happy Elephants! By Molly and Daisy
Elephants have been part of the Thai logging culture for many years, but since the government ban on tree cutting, elephant owners have been left looking for other work to do with their animals to make a living. Nowadays this often means forced rides, cruel Continue reading
Exploring Northern Thailand
Yesterday we had the most wonderful day exploring the surrounding areas of northern Thailand. We booked a local guide to drive us out into the countryside and up into the mountains, to visit some of the temples and trek through the forests to visit some of the hill tribes. Continue reading
Beautiful Chiang Mai
We were all excited to be flying up to Chiang Mai not only because we had heard so much about this beautiful city in northern Thailand , but also because we were finally getting to see Nanny (Dens mum) after 5 months away!
Our plane landed mid morning and because we were a domestic flight from Bangkok, there weren’t any immigration queues to pass through, so we were whizzing our way in a taxi to the hotel in no time! Continue reading
Thailand Kite Festival
Yesterday was our last day in Hua Hin before the final drive up to Bangkok so we decided to hit the beach!
There are so many beautiful beaches along this stretch of coast, it was difficult to choose, so we decided to look on line for a nice family friendly one. We were pleased to find out that Cha Am beach, which wasn’t too far away was holding the International kite flying competition this weekend at one end of its beach! So we packed ourselves a picnic and set off on the car! Continue reading
East coast of Thailand
After our time in the jungle we had just over a week before our next flight from Bangkok to a Chiang Mai, so we decided to drive north east to the coast of the gulf of Thailand.
We find it better for everyone if we stay for a minimum of three nights anywhere, so we decided to head to Chumphon and had found a hotel online that appeared to have a family room so we could all be in together. Continue reading
Somboon the Elephant
What an experience we have had today!
At lunch time we were picked up at our riverside bungalow and driven about 20 minutes east past the mountains to a banana farm, where we were to meet and spend some time with the retired elephant Somboon. Continue reading
So our first pit stop on this Thailand road trip is Khao Sok, we’re staying at a riverside bungalow in the heart of the jungle.
A perfectly designed wooden home on stilts, reached by a wooden walkway raised above the leafy jungle floor and with a veranda overlooking the passing stream. Continue reading