A 4D movie (Chiang Mai)

Neither of us feels much like walking today. We’ve been hitting the sight seeing quite hard during our trip and it’s time for a rest. I spend most of the morning working while Paul sleeps in. We take a short walk to the Central Festival shopping centre that’s about a mile from our apartment to…

A day of history (Ayutthaya)

I was excited to explore Ayutthaya after our previous afternoon’s brief introduction to this historic town. And I was definitely not disappointed by what we found. We spent the day walking all around the river-bound island and across to Wat Chaiwatthanaram. We started our exploration with Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit, a massive red and gold-guilded…

First impressions of Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya was the capital of what is now Thailand from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries. At that time, the whole country was called Ayutthaya and was a kingdom. We’ve been coming across Ayutthaya in museums and historic stories throughout our visit to the central Thailand area. Our chosen mode of transport was minivan. These leave…

Nonthaburi day trip (Bangkok)

We board an orange-flagged ferry with no fixed plans. We are just heading upstream until we feel like getting off. It’s 15 baht (60 cents) per ticket regardless of your destination so this gives us the flexibility to decide while on board. And stay on board we did. The wind blew through our hair and…

Going on a temple hunt (Bangkok)

Last time we were in Bangkok, we realised there was so much more to see and do. We only had three days here and barely scratched the surface of this city’s charm. So today we hit the streets in search of more wats (temples). While many people said we would be “templed-out” after the first…