Floating Down the River Kwai

  It was time to leave Kanchanaburi, and honestly, we were not sad. Elated actually. It was our time to relax at a beautiful, unique resort. And we were ready. (Because this trip has been soooo stressful!) 🙂 Once again, we sat on the bus headed toward Hellfire Pass, but this time we had to … Continue reading Floating Down the River Kwai

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Experiencing the Town of “The Bridge Over the River Kwai”

Off to Kanchanaburi (Kan-San-Ah-Buri). And so begins our worst travel day of the trip. It was a sad day leaving Koh Samui. We debated taking the hit and cancelling our future reservations to stay on the island, but wasn't actually an option, more a dream. Our morning begins with an alarm going off at 5:40am … Continue reading Experiencing the Town of “The Bridge Over the River Kwai”

The Island I Never Wanted to Leave—Koh Samui

The rest of our time spent on Koh Samui was spent checking out the nooks and crannies of the island. We left the Peace Resort to an Airbnb condo in Bangrak at the Bay Condominiums. We were thankful that we later rented a motorbike, because the road was about a quarter mile straight uphill. I … Continue reading The Island I Never Wanted to Leave—Koh Samui

The Remote Island on the Other Side of the World

  Wrapping up our time in northern Thailand with a fun evening at the night market full of street food and more trinkets, we jetted south to the island of Samui. We had experienced the touristy, party isle of Phi Phi, and were excited to explore a calmer, serene island. After staring at a map … Continue reading The Remote Island on the Other Side of the World

The Most Amazing Day: Riding and Bathing With Elephants

Playing with elephants is virtually a requirement when traveling to Southeast Asia. Every trinket and article of clothing in the street markets are embroidered with elephants, and to say we were excited to finally see some elephants is an understatement. Chiang Mai is home to an abundance of elephant sanctuaries, the majority of which exist … Continue reading The Most Amazing Day: Riding and Bathing With Elephants

Cooking Curry in Chiang Mai

The past couple days have been an absolute blast with Chase’s mom, dad, and sis. Between the bottomless (and absolutely amazing) breakfasts, attempting to speak Thai, drinks at the night market, and indulging in street food, we have packed in a lot in the time we have all been together here in Thailand. The night … Continue reading Cooking Curry in Chiang Mai

Thailand Part Two—Chiang Mai and the Grand Canyon

Back to Thailand! After checking out southern Thailand--Phuket, Phi Phi Island, and Nai Yang--and loving it, we were so excited for more pad Thai, green curry, amazing fruit smoothies, honestly all of the cheap street food in general. (Yes, this trip has revolved around food). But, even more exciting was the promise of elephants, massive … Continue reading Thailand Part Two—Chiang Mai and the Grand Canyon