Posts include days 227-257 in chronological order. Click to read each short story.
Elephants in Thailand
I went to an elephant sanctuary and had the chance to feed and bath the enormous animals. It was an amazing experience. I also met some more travelers.
“You’ve Never Met Anyone Like Us; I Promise You That”
I met some British guys on an ATV tour and they were a blast! I tagged along with them while checking out the bars and clubs in Chiang Mai.
Train Ride to Bangkok
I took the train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. It was ten and a half hours and we were a couple of hours late. We often went backward to make room for an oncoming train.
Discovering Bangkok, Thailand
I went on a bike tour in Bangkok and it was at night to avoid the heat and humidity. I also visited the famous Khao San Road.
I spent a few days in the city of Bangkok. It was crowded and hot! I took advantage of the AC at the mall and took a boat on the river. I was ready to get to the islands.
Bangkok to Phi Phi Island
I flew Air Asia from Bangkok to Phi Phi Island, which was a disaster. Don’t trust this budget airline. I was happy when I finally arrived.
Phi Phi Island is One Big Party
I spent a couple of days on Phi Phi Island, partying with some new friends. I drank way too much! One day, we rented a boat and drove all around the island.
I took a boat from Phi Phi Island to Krabi and stayed the night. I went to the market and met some people from Poland. a woman in the pool swam right up next to me and said I have very white teeth.
Koh Tao Island
I rented a motorbike to drive around Koh Tao Island and it was a blast! It’s the best way to get around the island. The island was as beautiful as Hawaii, but a fraction of the cost.
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