Krabi and Ko Phi Phi

One of my favorite weeks this trip. My dear friend Leah from Texas visited me…Y’all! We spent a few days in Bangkok, then headed down south for some beach time. We started off in Krabi, where we stayed near Railay East. The most impressive part was the huge limestone cliffs towering over the beaches. We […]

Koh Phangan & Koh Tao

Koh Phangan is known for its full-moon party debauchery. Luckily for my tastes, when I went it was low-season and this otherwise party-hard island was calm and quiet. As the boat pulled up to the dock, I was instantly mesmerized by the blue water of a clarity that I so rarely get to see. I […]

Bangkok part 2 & 3

During my final couple days in Hanoi, the overwhelming sensation that I had spent quite enough time in Vietnam came over me. The very next day I caught a flight back to Bangkok. My lady from Brazil was also there awaiting her flight home a few days later. The first time I was in Bangkok I […]

Sick in Mae Hong Son

  The day I left the Forest Monastery and hitchhiked to Mae Hong Son, my stomach started hurting. Luckily, I got all the way there before I came down with full blown gastroenteritis (yup…stupid ass stomach flu). That being said, I didn’t see a lot of Mae Hong Son. Though, I can tell you this: 1)      There […]

Tham Lod Caverns

My first day in Pai, once again, I rented a motorbike. I went back to my hostel, Pai Circus School, with my new motorbike pondering what to do next. I heard a guy (who I soon learned was Steve from Toronto) giving two girls directions on where to see some elephants and a Jack Sparrow […]

Pai

I love how just as much as you direct your own course, if you let it, your course also directs you. On the minivan to Pai, I had a hostel in mind. On said minivan, I met Charlie from east London who convinced me to go with him to Pai Circus School instead. Pai Circus […]

Sukhothai

I found a great place to stay in Sukhothai, the 4T Guesthouse. As with the last place, the staff there were super friendly, and once again I got a double room to myself. But, unlike the last place, this place has a pool! I liked taking a dip after walking around in the 37 C […]

Ayutthaya

As of February 22nd, I am currently in Ayutthaya, just north of Bangkok. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of BK. Upon arrival, I did my usual ‘I’m going to walk a few miles and find my own place’ thing. After a while, the humidity coupled with the weight of […]

One night in Bangkok

OK…more like 3 nights in Bangkok. After an 11 hour flight to Tokyo, a 3 hour layover, and another 7 hour flight to Bangkok, I was exhausted. The first thing I noticed was the humidity. Even after living in New Orleans (swamp area), this place takes the cake. I arrived on the Khao San road at […]