Our Thailand Itinerary

Thailand ItineraryOur Thailand itinerary turned out as follows.

Bangkok Nov 22 to Nov 27

via taxi from Cambodian/Thai border (5h)

Major activities:
  • City Walks
  • Vaccinations
  • Rambling through street protests
  • Temple visits
  • River boat ride
  • Snake farm visit
  • A visit to a pretty cool shopping mall
Bangkok Entry

Border entry for Thailand

Bangkok Canal

Bangkok Canal

Selling offerings

Selling offerings

A view of the river

A view of the river

Watch your step!

Watch your step!

Cool snake farm exhibit

Cool snake farm exhibit

Chiang Mai Nov 27 to Dec 7

via flight from Bangkok (1.3h)

Major activities:
  • Elephant ride
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Travelling family meet-up
  • More vaccinations
  • Lantern lighting
  • Street markets
  • Church service
  • Night market
  • Dad’s birthday
  • Chilli dogs at a Belgian Waffle place
Going for a walk

Going for a walk

Fun rapids

Fun rapids

Our new friends in Chiang Mai

Our new friends in Chiang Mai

Donald duck visiting a temple

Donald duck visiting a temple

Lighting a lantern

Lighting a lantern

Kanchanaburi Dec 8 to Dec 11

via night train/taxi/day train from Chiang Mai (24h)

Major activities:
  • Erawan waterfalls
  • Death railway train ride
  • Bridge over the River Kwai cinescene show
  • Death railway museum
  • Tiger temple visit
The view from the train

The view from the train

Couldn't find anywhere else to sit...

Couldn’t find anywhere else to sit…

An authentic Japanese steam train

An authentic Japanese steam train

Walking on the trestle

Walking on the trestle

Emma's pet cat

Emma’s pet cat

Railay Beach Dec 12 to Dec 16

via pickup/bus/tuk-tuk/night train/pickup/bus/truck/long-tail boat from Kanchanaburi (23h)

Major activities:
  • First long-tail boat ride
  • First time carrying packs over our head in two feet of water
  • Rock climbing over water
  • Snorkelling
  • Regular rock climbing
  • Chillin’ by the pool
  • Hiking up karst mountains
  • Spotting celebrities
Our arrival in Railay Beach

Our arrival in Railay Beach

Our hotel pool

Our hotel pool

Chillin'

Chillin’

Climbing trees like always

Climbing trees like always

Railay Beach

One of the Railay Beaches

One of the Railay Beaches

This one was much higher

This one was much higher

Jacob the climbing machine

Jacob the climbing machine

Emma cooking up a storm

Emma cooking up a storm

This is the second time I've met Jay Demerit.  Once in Vancouver and now in Thailand.

This is the second time I’ve met Jay Demerit. Once in Vancouver and now in Thailand.

Koh Samui Dec 16 to Jan 3

via long tail boat/bus/fast boat/pickup from Railay Beach (9h)

Major activities:
  • Jacob’s birthday
  • Soccer, soccer, soccer
  • Football (soccer) golf
  • Playing in the waves
  • Bouncing around in the Aquapark
  • More lantern lighting
  • Hip hop dance lessons
  • Christmas on the beach
  • Christmas dinner on a one-burner stove
  • New Year’s on the beach
  • Even more vaccinations
  • Dental and medical visits
  • Medical visit for laptop too!
  • Laptop left stranded in Bangkok due to civil unrest
The birthday boy

The birthday boy

Birthday dinner

Birthday dinner

Transport on Koh Samui

Transport on Koh Samui

Jacob's birthday jersey

Jacob’s birthday jersey

Playing in the waves

Playing in the waves

The Koh Samui Aquapark

The Koh Samui Aquapark

Me and my mates...

Me and my mates…

Teeing off

Teeing off

Just the tree

Just the tree

Setting of a lantern for New Year's

Setting of a lantern for New Year’s

Nice party hat...

Nice party hat…

Hat Yai Jan 3 to Jan 4

via slow boat/bus/mini-van from Koh Samui (11h)

Major activities:
  • Not much… just a transition

Penang, Malaysia Jan 4 to Jan 7

via mini-van from Hat Yai

Major activities:
  • Meeting up with friends
  • Swimming and sliding with friends
  • Pillow fights
  • Family dinners
  • City walk around Georgetown
  • Temple visits
  • First utensil-free Indian meal
  • Fort visit
  • Candle-lit dinner (power outage)
  • Dancing to an impromptu laser light show
  • Adventure playground/ropes course at Escape
Squeezing into the back of a mini to get to the hotel

Squeezing into the back of a mini to get to the hotel

Watching a movie with friends

Watching a movie with friends

The big pool

The big pool

The high ropes course

The high ropes course

Before things got messy

Before things got messy

Inside the fort

Inside the fort

Exit to Indonesia Jan 7

via flight to Jogyakarta from Penang (8h – long layover in Singapore)

2 responses to “Our Thailand Itinerary

  1. What a wild 6 weeks you had in Thailand and Malaysia. We are so pleased that we were able to be a small part of that. It was such a pleasure. And, it looks like you touched on many of the highlights. Let’s do it all again. If not in Europe, than the Pacific Northwest?! 🙂 Safe travels to you all!

    • It was a lot of fun meeting up. Thank you so much for letting us stay in Penang. We have a post coming out on that one… it will just take a while to get through the backlog.

      Fingers crossed that we’ll see you in Europe.

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