Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand 

FINDING YOUR WAY The Old City is the heart of Chiang Mai, framed by an ancient wall and moat, where you can explore Lanna style temples and enjoy some of Northern Thailand’s famous cuisine. Outside of the walls Chiang Mai is a modern metropolis. The riverside area has its own pace with restaurants and a…

Welcome to Thailand 

TOP THINGS TO DO IN THAILAND Thailand is famous for its food. Take a cooking class and recreate your favourite dishes at home. Visit beautiful Buddhist temples and learn about the country’s main religion Explore the busy city of Bangkok – visit the Grand Palace and Moon Bar. Laze on the beautiful beaches of Koh…

Bangkok, Central Thailand 

BANGKOK DISTRICTS BanglamphuArea made famous by the backpacking strip: Khao San Road. RatanakosinThe glittering temple district includes the spectacular Grand Palace and Wat Pho. The BTS doesn’t reach directly into this area so take a tuk tuk or ferry. Siam SquareBig, modern shopping district with the historical Jim Thompson house tucked down a quiet road….

Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

HISTORICAL SITES & TEMPLES Today, you can explore Ayutthaya’s Historical Park which comprises of multiple temples, some of which have been partially restored. Wat Phra Makthat A Sandstone Buddha Head entwined in tree roots. This is one of the most photographed sites in the park Wat Ratchaburana The beautiful prang (Khmer style stupa) is covered…

Sleeper train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya, Thailand 

The railway connects Bangkok to Chiang Mai with multiple stops through the Thai countryside. Rather than breezing all the way to Bangkok, stop off in Ayutthaya for the sunrise. You can buy tickets at the train station, hotels, hostels and travel agents. Double check your tickets after purchase. Traffic in Chiang Mai can be worse…

Pai, Northern Thailand 

ACTIVITIES Most of Pai’s attractions are out of the main town so book a tour or hire a bike. Pai Canyon Best visited in early morning or late afternoon when it’s not too hot, the canyon offers beautiful views. Doi Kiew Lom View Point It was completely cloudy when I visited Bamboo Rafting through Tham…

Koh Lipe, Thai Islands 

FIND YOUR WAY Lipe is a tiny island in the far south of Thailand. So far south it’s almost Malaysia. The main accommodation options and restaurants are all based around Walking Street which leads of the main beach. ACTIVITIES This is an island people come to relax. If you’re looking for lots of water sports…

Phi Phi Islands, Thai Islands 

FIND YOUR WAY Phi Phi is made up of two islands. Phi Phi Don is the inhabited island you’ll arrive at. Far from the rustic island hideway she used to be, the island has been hastily built up despite plans to protect it after the 2004 tsunami. Anyone who visited the island a few years…

Koh Lanta, Thai Islands

FIND YOUR WAY  When people talk about Koh Lanta, they are normally refering to Lanta Yai, the largest of the 52 islands that make up the Lanta district. Until you get to the southern part of the island the roads are very flat, so it’s a good place to rent your first scooter. It’s a…

Khao Lak, Southern Thailand 

THINGS TO DO Apart from relaxing on the beach, snorkelling and diving are the two main activities here. Those looking for something extra special head over to the Similan Islands. I don’t dive, but I’ve been told it’s extremely beautiful here and very expensive in comparison to other places in Thailand. HISTORY On Boxing Day 2004 Southern…