Why I think you should avoid Pattaya – Thailand’s sex tourism hotspot…
When I imagined holidaying on a Thai island I pictured sunbathing, snorkelling, and cocktails on the beach; however this wasn’t to be the case as our bad weather curse struck again, and we instead had four days of intense rain and flash floods before we made an early exit!
After my first visit to Bangkok a couple of months ago I was less than impressed, but I don’t mind giving second chances, and because of it being the main transportation hub in South East Asia I’ve found myself in and out of the city loads.
Koh Chang wasn’t an island we originally intended to visit, but because all of the islands further south were being battered by a tropical storm we went in search of the sun. There isn’t heaps to do here, but it’s perfect to recuperate for a few days.
Thailand’s Northern capital Chiang Mai boasts the best of both worlds; all the perks of a bustling, lively city, whilst still retaining some of the laid-back charm of its neighbour Pai. Here are some of our favourite (and least favourite) things we discovered during our time there.
Pai is a tiny town in Northern Thailand, about three hours’ drive from Chiang Mai. It’s a heavenly hippy community hidden between the mountains, and it’s impossible to visit without getting drawn into the free-spirited Pai lifestyle.
We were warned by several people before going to Bangkok that we’d only want to stay for a couple of nights, but after spending our original two days vegetating around the pool we ended up booking two more there…