I wanted to travel to Thailand for YEARS and it finally happened in January. I can safely say it was one of the best trips of my life. I visited Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Lanta.
Bangkok was a hot and sweaty whirlwind. We walked around markets, visited temples, ate street food, and celebrated New Years Eve on Khao San Road.
From there, we went to Northern Thailand – Chiang Mai and stayed in the most gorgeous little place called Jasmine Hills. It was in the middle of rice fields and was a bit of a trek to get to the city, but it was glorious.
In Chiang Mai we did a full day cooking class at Asia Scenic, which was THE BEST. We learned how to make six different dishes and ate them all. We also went elephant trekking. It was astonishing to be up close and personal with the elephants, but a little creepy too. I was the timid one of the group (see video below).
Koh Lanta was absolute paradise in the south. We stayed at a great place, Andalay Boutique (highly recommend) where we rented scooters and toured the island. We found the most beautiful beaches with hardly anyone on them. The side-of-the-road food was so good I can’t even put into words. Sun, sand, beach, the best food ever. Perfection.
Fake smile | petrified
Feeding the elephants
Cooking class at Asia Scenic
Made all of these dishes!
Amazing beach in Koh Lanta | heaven
Lucky Balloon send off
Black Moon party | fire show
Spa at Siri Lanta
Last look before leaving the island