Tag Archives: Thailand

Wham Lampang thank you ma’am!

Another sneaky post!!! Lampang broke the journey back up to Chiang Mai. It was also the scene of Karen’s mad toilet dash during our stop on the journey to Sukhotai a few days earlier – who knew she could sprint! We had a dilemma. Stay near the bus station for a quick get away or […]

Hippy Hippy Shake

We have managed to tunnel under the Chinese Wall of Silence and can bring you some blog updates Sssssh! Transmission begins……… What happens when a bus has no suspension, is driven for 300km in the wrong gear and had dodgy tires? 6 hellish hours of our lives that we will never claw back! Oh and […]

Ready Steady Cook

  Probably the first cook school we have been to where everyone cooked different dishes. We had a choice of 6 dishes per course over 5 courses. The first course was a soup but a mini rebellion decided that we do Appetizers instead – wise choice. The Dynamic Duo wanted extra value for money so […]

Prisoners and Pad Thai

We arrived off the bus and before we knew it we were cajoled into a waiting TukTuk. As we debated the merits of this action, the heavens opened up so we were glad of the roof! We arrived at our destination a few minutes later. Funky Monkey Guesthouse lived up to its name with Monkey […]

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 […]

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 […]