North Thailand Part 1

We’ve been travelling through Northern Thailand for nearly two months now. Here’s a little video we made of Chiang Mai and Chiang Dao… We then moved on to Thaton on the Burmese border, took a river boat down to Chiang Rai, stopped back in Chiang Mai for Thai New Year, took an 8hr train from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok and are now in Sukhothai which is western-central Thailand. Hope you enjoy the video!

Exploring Doi Suthep

These past few days I’ve been trying to keep as busy as possible and get out of the city as much as I can. Chiang Mai has been exceptionally hazy and reached 181 yesterday, pretty bad! On Sunday I ventured out a little later than planned due to jetlag kicking in. Left at around 9am and headed straight for Doi Suthep on my scooter, as soon as I started climbing the mountain it became clear that I wouldn’t be stopping any time soon. The ride was sublime, hardly any traffic except for the Songtauws (red taxis) climbing up slowly. The main road winds all the way up to the peak of the mountain, past many waterfalls and beautiful views. I can imagine my mum and stepdad cycling round here and absolutely loving it, after climbing a short way you’re greeted… Continue Reading

Wat, Where?

All settled into Chiang Mai, realised just now that I hadn’t explained what the plan was for these travels. I’d been working as a contractor at Immediate Media for the past 16 months, fresh out of University and really enjoyed the work. Living at home still in the UK and commuting 3 and a bit hours every day was very tiring, anyways. The plan: Thailand: 2 months, stay north of Bangkok until it’s time to leave, then we’ll bus it into Cambodia Cambodia: 1 month – no plans yet apart from staying near Angkor Wat for 7 days and getting a weekly pass, I hear it’s huge and you can explore. Vietnam: Start out in Ho Chi Min down south and make our way up slowly over the course of a month, spend two months in northern Vietnam where we… Continue Reading

First post

This is my first post in a long time so expect it to be a little rough & rambling. I arrived in Chiang Mai at around 4pm yesterday evening, sadly Kate had to miss her flight due to falling ill just 24 hours before we were due to fly. She suspected a flu coming on and started feeling very ill after rushing to get a batch of her jewellery finished in time to leave, working with very little sleep all week. The day before our flight I finished packing and went to take care of her but she started to feel even worse after taking lemsip. We left for A&E in a flurry of snow at midnight after she started throwing up and not being able to stand on her own. Despite it being nearly impossible to get there and… Continue Reading