Amazing Architecture at the grand palace in bangkok

Amazing Architecture At The Grand Palace

Well, we’ve completed a three-week trip through parts of Thailand and it turned out to be a pretty cool place.  We learned how to cook Thai Style in both the North and South, Jason did some of the best scuba diving of his life, Simone had her first experience riding on a scooter, we ate at some very good vegetarian restaurants in Chiang Mai and made it through without getting Continue Reading

Some amazing Thai Ingredients

Some amazing Thai Ingredients

We enjoyed our cooking class in Ko Lanta so much that we decided to try a northern Thai cooking class while in Chiang Mai.  We were picked up at our guesthouse by Siam Rice Cooking School and started off the day at a local market.  Our instructor showed us some of the local ingredients and then we had some time to wonder around the open air market before continuing on to the cooking school. Continue Reading

A Chiang Mai Taxi

A Chiang Mai Taxi

We went from Ko Lanta to Aonong Beach near Krabi for 2 nights before flying up to Chiang Mai in the North.  The flight was just over 1 hour and much easier than a bus or train.  We originally booked for 2 nights, not sure if we would like it or not.  We ended up staying 7 nights and we really enjoyed our time.  We didn’t do a ton and actually skipped many of the tourist things.

Some of the things we really enjoyed were the following: Continue Reading

diving Koh Haa Lagoon, Koh Lanta Diving

Beautiful Koh Haa Lagoon

I had heard many great things about the diving in Thailand, but after seeing the visibility and professionalism, or lack there of from the crew during our snorkeling trip, I was concerned.  Fortunately, the crew from Scubafish were all foreigners working for an English owner and were very professional, knew what they were doing and provided good gear.  As for the visibility, which was anywhere from Continue Reading

Fish in Thailand

Tons of fish! Most of these were baited in though

While on Koh Lanta, we wanted to get out and see some of the surrounding islands that we had heard so much about.  Since Jason was going diving in a different spot, we thought we’d both go out on a trip the day before. The one we chose was a kayak/snorkel package to four of the popular islands south of Koh Lanta.  We left from the pier on a big old boat full of predominantly English-speaking people and a crew that spoke very limited English.  The boat trip itself was Continue Reading