Clear bright waters. Soft fluffy sand. Peaceful solitude and tranquility. These are the characteristics of Bamboo Bay, the secluded Thai beach, far faaar south on Koh Lanta.
There is only a light sprinkling of resorts and beach bars on the north end of the beach, and just a handful of people at either end. It’s a relaxed atmosphere to suck back a Thai bucket or two, and just chill out for an afternoon. Continue reading →
Where did we go? How did we get there? How long did we stay? We get asked these questions a lot from our friends. So much so, in fact, that I’ve decided to start sharing our itineraries on this site.
These itineraries aren’t perfect. They may not be best suited for everyone’s tastes and travel preferences (or budgets). They may will include locations/activities/hotels that we regret seeing/doing/staying at. But here you have ’em. Continue reading →
Other than Phuket and Ko Samui, which have their own airports, expect to travel by boat or ferry in Thailand if you plan on doing any island hopping. And let’s be honest, who goes to Thailand and doesn’t intend on exploring any of the tropical islands or stunning archipelagos?
Ko Samui was the first beach destination on our Thailand itinerary. We were definitely enchanted with this initial sampling of bright turquoise water Thailand has become overly famous for. So much so, in fact, that we did little else during our stay on this island besides frolick on the beach soak up the sun’s rays.
I try to be as open and honest as I can about our travels. Hopefully, you’ve already noticed that for yourselves… You’ll find a number of posts on this site discussing the regrets and misadventures we encounter. The majority of them happen to be from our month in Thailand (and Laos). Does this mean that trip was a failure? Certainly not. In fact, it still remains one of my all-time most favorite voyages. Some of the highlights, like playing with baby tigers in Chiang Mai, more than makeup for all the broken down buses and dodgy hotels.
If you think regular kittens are cute (and even if you don’t), let me tell you, tiger cubs are a whole new level of furry cuddly cuteness! Continue reading →