General, Travel

Thailand | A Traveller’s Review

I was in work earlier this week and a colleague asked on our work intranet if anyone had any recommendations for a trip to Thailand. I advised a few things for the places she said she was visiting, and it got me thinking that it might make a good post for my blog. It’s been a while since I post about travel, so maybe this is a good way back into the world of travel blogging.

In 2014 I graduated University and had grand plans to travel the world. The starting point was South East Asia. After a whistle stop tour of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and some of Thailand, I training as  TEFL teacher, and started life in the North East of Thailand as a primary school teacher in Roi-Et. I spent months living and travelling around Thailand, experiencing the foods and the cultures, and enjoying as many of the sites and sounds as could be before we left for Malaysia.

In addition, my parents are due to travel to South East Asia at the end of the year. I have been looking at things to do and places to see, and advising them as much as I can, so my favourite things to do are very much in the forefront of my mind.

So, I’ve decided to write a post about my favourite things to do in Thailand. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means, there will be places missing and obvious answers, but it’s a compilation of activities I enjoyed, places I liked to see, and tips I learnt along the way:

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Bamboo Island

Today started off in a fairly hellish manner. When Jade and I woke up, obviously on the first alarm we had set, a message arrived asking ‘where is everyone?’ It turned out that a few people had stayed at the party the previous night at JJ’s until the early hours. Two of the girls has got a bit to inebriated, and had split up with some gentlemen that they met there. A few hours later when everyone was ready to leave for the boat, one returned, obviously upset and distressed, which only increased when the other didn’t answer the hotel room door when she returned. We all rang and looked round and tried to form a plan of action. We decided to go ahead as planned with the day, and Lek stayed behind in the hope she would return. She did, while we were all eating breakfast, just making it in time to make the boat trip. They may have had a traumatic experience, but they only lost a few dollars, and hotel keys, so all round, it could have been a lot worse.

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