Thailand has been good to us. We’ve always enjoyed the tropics – warm weather, beaches, fresh food, and Thailand fits the bill. We were also fortunate enough to have family here to visit – a cousin who speaks Thai – and to show us around. Travel through an “insiders” perspective is so much more rewarding.
We landed in Bangkok where we jet lagged for a couple of days and Jeff and Max rested with colds. Then we flew to Krabi and traveled to the island of Koh Lanta for a two-week beach hang where we “recovered” from the confined space of motorhome travel around Europe. Health restored, we headed back to Bangkok for a day then off to one of Thailand’s ancient cities, Ayutthaya. Here we explored the city and enjoyed our roof-top hotel room and some cooler air than we had experienced on Koh Lanta. The next day we traveled by train north across the country to Chiang Mai. Here we met up with my cousin, Christina and took a big hike up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Christina told us that you can’t say you’ve been to Chiang Mai without a visit to this temple! So, we can say we were here, tired legs and all!