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Krabi, Railay and the Most Beautiful Beach in the World, and Climbing 1200 Steps to a Temple

On to one of our final destinations in Thailand: Krabi. Though there isn't a whole lot to do in the town itself, it's surrounded by some of the most beautiful places in Thailand and I couldn't wait to visit. We were sad to leave Koh Lanta for several reasons: our hostel family were so incredibly… Continue reading Krabi, Railay and the Most Beautiful Beach in the World, and Climbing 1200 Steps to a Temple

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And Then We Fell In Love With Koh Lanta

I had been looking forward to Koh Lanta for a long time. It was one of the first places in Thailand to go on our itinerary after reading rave reviews on other blogs, and I was excited to get over to the Andaman coast for the brochure views of Thailand that we hadn't seen yet.… Continue reading And Then We Fell In Love With Koh Lanta

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Koh Tao: Our Favourite Thai Island

We knew we'd love Koh Tao. Before arriving in Asia, it was somewhere we had barely heard of and not really considered visiting, apart from the fact a couple of friends had recommended it. But those friends had recommended it for diving; something I'm not particularly interested in as I have a mild fear of… Continue reading Koh Tao: Our Favourite Thai Island

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A Surprising Paradise on Koh Phangan and How Not to Survive the Full Moon Party

It was time to head south to the islands - and we had timed it all down to a tee to make sure we got to Koh Phangan for the famous backpacker staple known as the Full Moon Party. I was especially excited because some of our friends from Elephant Nature Park were going to… Continue reading A Surprising Paradise on Koh Phangan and How Not to Survive the Full Moon Party

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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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Photo Post: Art In Paradise, Chiang Mai

If there's one thing I'm known for among friends, it's doing stupid things. And taking stupid pictures. And being stupid. So when our friend in Chiang Mai told us about this snap-happy museum, I jumped at the chance to take some silly photos! Is this somewhere you'd like to go?!

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One Of The Best Weeks Of Our Lives Volunteering At Elephant Nature Park

A few years ago, a friend of mine spent a week at a great organisation in northern Thailand called Elephant Nature Park, and for the following weeks and months, she continued to shout her praises for the founder and has been back a couple of times since. I knew straight away that I'd love to… Continue reading One Of The Best Weeks Of Our Lives Volunteering At Elephant Nature Park

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More Water Fights, Temples and Accidentally Joining A Parade in Chiang Mai

Our Songkran madness continued in northern Thailand, in the city of Chiang Mai, with a HUGE, stinking hangover. The 70 baht cocktails seemed like a great idea at the time, especially drinking them until 3am when we had to be up early for a flight... After spending almost three solid days soaking wet, we miraculously… Continue reading More Water Fights, Temples and Accidentally Joining A Parade in Chiang Mai

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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