Monday, February 11, 2008

A Taste of Thailand

Hi all,
Monday 5:20pm here and we're in Sukothai which is in the Central north of Thailand about 6 hours from Bangkok. Hot and humid, must be hell in the wet season. I'm going to keep this brief but have written a journal approaching 40 pages of notes so far and taken around 2000 photos in the first week.

Having a fantastic time. People are beautiful and the groups we have been with have also been great. Last week was spent with a bunch of Aussies and one Canadian in the west of the country. Had our farewell dinner with that group last night which is always sad and have commenced the journey this week with a whole new group of people - 4 Aussies, 3 girls from the UK, one from Chicago and a swiss couple.

Tomorrow we are on a bike ride around the ruins of the ancient Thai capital of Sukhotai and after that head up to the Chiang Mai area for a few days. Couldn't get into Ko Samet so have booked internal flights and 4 days down at Krabi. Connecting flight takes us back to the International Airport in Bangkok at 4pm on Thursday of next week before catching the flight back home at 9pm arriving back in Melbourne at 9am on Friday.

Highly recommend travelling with Intrepid. We've got a great local tour guide who is absolutely lovely and we've been lucky enough to have her again this week. Everything has run like clockwork and we have enough spare time to go exploring or chill if we want to. This is not a 5 star tour so we are in guest houses with squat toilets in some cases and travelling on local transport which has been a great way to experience the country. I don't think I'd want to travel any other way.

I look forward to posting more when I get back and have really missed all of you blogging buddies.

9 comments:

Gypsy said...

Been missing your "voice" out here Loz but so glad to hear you are both having such a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear all about it and see the pics when you get back. Stay safe and keep having fun. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime.

Jeff said...

Look forward to it!

meleah rebeccah said...

*waving* hello to you! See you soon.

Nicey said...

Sounds like your having a blast !!
Its a beautiful place,
Take care

Worldman said...

Enjoy your time. And let us know all about your trip.

People in the Sun said...

Forty pages of journal? Two thousand photos? Did you leave any time for hell-bound debauchery? (what do I know. I had a friend who went to Thailand. He was a sad little man. Still is, I suspect).

JYankee said...

Thailand is a really great country..I'd like to see more of it myself...cant wait to hear more on your journey!

Blur Ting said...

Sounds like a great trip with Intrepid! You have probably seen more of Thailand in one trip than anyone of us who have made multiple short trips over time.

Catherine said...

I wish I was there!!