Category Thailand

If you go down to the woods today…

You are in for a huge surprise!!! We had heard of the Black House outside of Chiang Rai but did not know what to expect. We managed to get our guide to take us here in lieu of the waterfall and it was a great decision. The Black House (Bann Dam in Thai), is not […]

It’s a Trap!!!

As mentioned in our previous post we signed up for a half day tribal village trek/visit in the afternoon from the Hilltribe Museum. With 40 minutes before the tour started we scrambled for some lunch and as 1.30pm rolled around the clock we were ushered into a vintage Station-wagon and on our way to our […]

Temple of Bling

When the sun catches it, it shines bright like… Like a diamond! It’s covered with statues and steeples and surrounded by ponds and greenery. Take a closer look and the figures that adorn its walls and walkways are interestingly morbid, leering skills and tentacles. Unfortunately for us, an earthquake struck earlier that week and the […]

Land of 1000 Elephants

Just when we thought we had forgotten about the UK we arrived off the bus in Chiang Rai and across the street was a Boots and a Tescos!! Although to be fair they were made to rebrand as ‘Tesco Lotus’. Our Guesthouse, Grandma Kaew, was run by a Thai lady and her husband, who came […]

South of the Border I think you oughta*

*Sorry Robbie but we are going East of the border actually. —————————————————— We jumped out of bed and quickly packed up our bags and went down to reclaim our £40 deposit from the front desk. This was a hostel with delusions of grandeur. After our 4th attempt at negotiation we managed to get a sensible […]

Chinatown

Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown Inspired by our visit to the weekend market at Chattachuk we decided to spend our last full day in Bangkok in Chinatown and it’s sprawling maze of stalls and shops. It took us about an hour to reach The outskirts of Chinatown. Our first clues were the red lanterns and […]

Cha Cha Cha (tachuk)

After the full day of palaces and sight seeing, Karen was palaced out…this called for retail therapy. There was only one place to go on a Sunday in Bangkok, Chatuchak weekend market. Chatuchak is the largest market in Thailand and the world’s largest weekend market. Frequently called J.J it covers over 35 acres and contains […]