Best and worst of Intrepid Travel Thailand & Laos Adventure

Those who followed this blog over the past couple weeks will know that my recent trip through northern Thailand and Laos was with a small group tour via Intrepid Travel, specifically the 13 day Thailand and Laos Adventure. Now that I’m settled back at home, I’ll leave you with a review of my experience on…

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The last hoorah in Bangkok

Today’s forecast: 7ยฐC, sunny ๐ŸŒž (yup, definitely back in Canada) Final mosquito bite tally: 16? After an exhausting 24 hours in transit, I’m now back home in chilly Canada. I had a pretty terrible flight experience on the way back – crowded plane, maximal recliner in front of me, loud snorer behind me, screeching toddler…

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Toward the Thailand-Laos border

Today’s forecast: 36ยฐC, sunny with haze โ›…๏ธ Mosquito bite tally: 5 Visiting the White Temple in Chiang Rai Today was mostly a travel day on account of us approaching our move onto the Laos portion of this trip. We packed up our bags in Chiang Mai early this morning and headed north toward Chiang Khong,…

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Caring for elephants in Chiang Mai

Today’s forecast: 38ยฐC, foggy โ›…๏ธ Mosquito bite tally: 5 The best day ever It really was. Today we went on our highly anticipated visit to Elephant Nature Park which we had booked 60 days in advance. It was our most expensive activity on this trip at 6000 baht each, but completely worth it. The Asian…

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Temples, night markets, and fights in Chiang Mai

Today’s forecast: 38ยฐC, smoggy โ›…๏ธ Mosquito bite tally: 5 Up in the smog at Doi Suthep We arrived today in Chiang Mai in the early morning after our 13 hour overnight ride on the sleeper train from Bangkok. In the end, I had an okay sleep but I think Mr. Chuckles had a rougher time.…

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Boats, temples, and trains in Bangkok

Today’s forecast: 33ยฐ C, sunny โ˜€๏ธ Mosquito bite tally: 4 Cruising along the khlongs Today was our first full day in Bangkok as part of the Intrepid tour. We awoke early in the morning for breakfast, and then met our guide for a river cruise. Bangkok is sometimes referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’,…

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Starting off with a Bang(kok)

After months of anticipation and nearly 24 hours in transit, Mr. Chuckles and I have finally arrived in Bangkok to begin our two week journey through northern Thailand and Laos. I’ve finally decided to reveal this blog to some real life friends and family, so maybe I’ll have a few new readers following along with…

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Preparing for Thailand & Laos

In April, I’ll be going on my first trip to Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand and Laos. I decided to join a small group tour with Intrepid Travel, having heard some good things about them. It’s also my first time heading out in this direction, so I thought I’d pay the premium for an organized tour…

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