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Rebuttal to Slow Boat Horror Stories: Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

Simply put, our trip from Chiang Rai, Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos was uneventful and actually quite pleasant. Rather than flying or taking a bus, we chose to take the infamous slow boat. After reading so many horror stories from bloggers online, I was a bit wary and may have had very low expectations for our journey. Even so, I...

The Best of Chiang Rai, Thailand with a visit to Phu Chi Fa

After spending time in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai was in our sights. We had seen pictures of some of the most beautiful temples in the world and felt like we needed to see them for ourselves. Then after Whitney had come across an ad in a magazine on our flight from Kathmandu to Bangkok, we wanted to take a...

Getting Cultured in Chiang Mai, Thailand

We left Kanchanaburi on a bus bound for Bangkok.  We then caught a super cheap flight out of Bangkok (only $23!), landed in Chiang Mai International Airport, and took a taxi to our hostel just inside the north gate of the old city of Chiang Mai. It was quite a busy day that finally ended as we checked into a...

Finding Elephants in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Before I go any further, imagine spending 2 days with elephants in Thailand. Now, let me tell you how we did exactly that in the small town of Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Leading up to our time in Thailand, our bucket list included visiting an elephant sanctuary with the only qualification being that it was truly a socially responsible sanctuary. We...