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Goodbye Chiang Mai, Hello Bangkok, and A Day in Ayutthaya

After an incredible week at Elephant Nature Park and some sad goodbyes at the end, it was time to head south again for island hopping. But first, we had a final couple of days in Chiang Mai followed by a quick stop in Bangkok with a side order of Thailand's ancient capital, Ayutthaya. We arrived… Continue reading Goodbye Chiang Mai, Hello Bangkok, and A Day in Ayutthaya

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Songkran in Bangkok: One of the Craziest Festivals in the World

As pained as we felt to leave Siem Reap behind, we had one huge reason to get to Bangkok: SONGKRAN! Songkran is Thailand's crazy new year celebration, and they signify cleansing by pouring water on each other; the water brings you good luck for the next year. It sounds calm and peaceful, but make no… Continue reading Songkran in Bangkok: One of the Craziest Festivals in the World