From Bangkok to Ko Samui

When you think of Thailand, its beaches are probably among the top things you want to visit. There are two island groups that are the most popular: the Andaman coast islands (among which are Phuket, Krabi and Ko Phi Phi) and the Gulf coast islands (Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, Ko Tao).

Bangkok: Urban Exploration

In previous posts, we talked about how a tour guide had mentioned the five things you have to do in Bangkok. To refresh your memory, here they are: Visit the Grand Palace. Visit the temples. Get a massage. See a floating market. Go shopping. I shared our experiences with #s 1 and 2 here. As…

Bangkok: How to Get Around

I’ve mentioned before how David and I are such a great team when traveling. One reason for this is that we complement each other, for instance, when it comes to getting around. I have no sense of direction. I can’t tell east from west, north from south. It was a considerable achievement for me when,…

Bangkok: A Food Diary

Of the many places we have been around the world, Thailand is possibly the best so far when it comes to food. It always shocks me when I lose weight after a trip, particularly one like this where I ate everything in sight. I was in fact so busy just eating stuff that I apparently didn’t…

Bangkok: Day 1: First Acquaintance

I did not expect to like Bangkok. I knew that it would be very similar to my native Manila: dirty, crowded, hot, loud. Thailand was high on David’s list. But for me, Bangkok was a necessary stop to the things that I really wanted out of this trip. As I’ve grown older, my travel style…