A WEEK IN CHIANG RAI

When you talk to people who go to Northern Thailand, more often than not they go to Chiang Mai (translating literally to New City). However, when planning out my week up North, I wound up in Chiang Rai (translating literally into Old City). Really this only happened because I chose to volunteer for the week,… Continue reading A WEEK IN CHIANG RAI

EXPLORING KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK

Honestly, I was quite excited to leave the city of Bangkok to explore southern Thailand's landscape, and Khao Sok National Park certainly did not disappoint. I stayed at Anurak Community Lodge, a small eco-lodge within the park. It was amazing. I splurged on my own little bungalow, and the lodge offered a wide variety of… Continue reading EXPLORING KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK

WATS & FIRST TASTE OF BANGKOK, THAILAND

After 22 hours of travel, 18 hours air time and two back-to-back red eyes, I finally arrived in Bangkok, Thailand early Monday morning, feeling only mildly jetlagged. With my first two days in Bangkok, I wanted to focus on the Wats (temples) throughout the city. I managed to visit four these first few days, staying… Continue reading WATS & FIRST TASTE OF BANGKOK, THAILAND