Packin’ to Pakbeng

After a pretty long ang boring bus ride we collected our passport stamps and jumped on a Laotian tuk-tuk to get on our boat to Pakbeng. Before we left Jono and I took out the maximum amount the ATM would let us at $200. This will be important later. Now Pakbeng is an endearing little…

Chiang Mai, Oh Mai!

700kms later, we arrive in Thailands northern capital, Chiang Mai. The train was supposed to be about 12 hours, it was much closer to 15. I was jolted awake early in the morning and those three hours were lost in the last while of our trip. Stop. Start. Fast. Slow. Stop. Stop. Slow. Stop.. You…

Thongs, Klongs and Locomotives

After a big night in Bangkok, it was hard waking up at 8am to get to the Royal Grand Palace. Fortunately, I was deeply motivated by my prepaid  ticket and photo opportunity and managed to drag myself out of bed. Unfortunately,  my dear significant other was very much hungover/still inebriated from the previous night’s festivities and spent…