Sukhothai Historical Park and a Bike Ride Along the Mae Ramphan River

After a day exploring the central zone of Sukhothai Historical Park we returned to the park the following day with bikes and a plan to explore the Northern and Western Zones. We accidentally discovered a new bike route which goes from the new city bus station to the Historical park. The route is 15 kmContinue reading “Sukhothai Historical Park and a Bike Ride Along the Mae Ramphan River”

Sukhothai- Wat Traphang Thong and giving Alms to Monks

Wat Traphang Thong is centrally located in Sukhothai outside the historical park. The “temple of the golden pond.” is on an island in a small lake. It’s lit at night, very pretty, and a great place to watch the sunset.  It is the only one of the ancient temples within the old city walls thatContinue reading “Sukhothai- Wat Traphang Thong and giving Alms to Monks”

Bangkok to Sukhothai and The Sukhothai Historical Park Central Zone

We took a bus from Bangkok to Sukhothai. You can also get there by plane or by train although it’s a one hour bus ride to Sukhothai from the train station. We picked the bus because it was cheap and direct. We were told 650 Bht each but we ended up having to pay 850Continue reading “Bangkok to Sukhothai and The Sukhothai Historical Park Central Zone”

Bangkok Floating Market Tour and Fancy Dining

This was to be our last day in Bangkok for a while and we had never been to the floating market. We enjoyed our floating market tour in Vietnam so we booked a tour to see the floating market in Damnoen Saduak for 300 Bht each. They were supposed to pick us up at 7:00Continue reading “Bangkok Floating Market Tour and Fancy Dining”

Christmas Day in Bangkok -Chinatown

We started our day with a pre-breakfast walk around the neighbourhood We were staying at the New Siam 3 on Soi Rambutri  which is about 500m from Khaosan road. It’s our go- to hotel in Bangkok. Christmas is not celebrated here. You do see decorations, Santas and holiday displays but the kids all go toContinue reading “Christmas Day in Bangkok -Chinatown”

Ottawa to Bangkok Again

This was our second trip to Thailand and we can confirm that it is still a long way from Ottawa to Bangkok. We started the trip in Ottawa with a 5:00 pm flight to Toronto. We had a very fancy dinner at A&W before boarding a 12 ½ hour flight to Dubai on Air Canada.Continue reading “Ottawa to Bangkok Again”

Thialand- Ko Phangan

We were staying far away from the party scene on Ko Phangan at Mai Pen Rai Bungalows on Than Sadet beach. We arrived at 7:00am and found someone who let us check in early which was outstanding! Mai Pen Rai Bungalows was great. Super laid back and funky. We had a bungalow right on theContinue reading “Thialand- Ko Phangan”

Thailand Ko Lanta to Ko Phangan

One of the great things about traveling around Thailand is that lots of other people are doing it too so you can make arrangements to get most anywhere no matter where you are by using local agents. We always got at least two prices (often there was a difference), if in doubt we went withContinue reading “Thailand Ko Lanta to Ko Phangan”