Bangkok to Siem Reap

I’ve read countless horror stories about the international journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap. The border crossing at Poi Pet is infamous for its touts and scam artists, but I can’t help but feel it’s been painted in an extremely bad light and that if you have your wits about you and do your research, then … More Bangkok to Siem Reap

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok marks the start of the second part of our trip, the more typical young backpacker destinations. We arrived at around 8am by train from Chiang Mai, and got a taxi downtown to our hotel (taxi drivers and the taxi service inside the airport try and charge a ridiculous amount – just choose a meter … More Bangkok, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

We flew with Lao airlines from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, and the flight took only an hour whereas on land the journey takes over a day, so I’d really recommend it. Getting from the airport to the hotel was also easier than any place we’ve visited so far. Directly outside the arrivals … More Chiang Mai, Thailand

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Located on the West Coast of Southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi Don is everything I envisioned island life to be and more. The harbour is lined with traditional Thai longboats, the water crystal clear and the limestone rock, rich with trees and wildlife, towers over the island in every direction. There were no cars, no … More Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

From Phnom Penh we decided that rather than travel for an entire day on land we would take two flights to South West Thailand, specifically Phuket. We flew with Air Asia firstly to Bangkok then connected to another of their flights onto Phuket. We arrived at our hotel, Thira Residence, close to midnight so chose to … More Phuket, Thailand