Bangkok & Ayutthaya, Thailand (Day 3)

We enlisted the help of Bangkok Food Tours to arrange a day tour to Ayutthaya, which was the ancient capital of Thailand and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I was interested in getting to see another city other than Bangkok and figured that Ayutthaya would be a perfect choice with all…

Bangkok, Thailand (Day 2)

Day 2 had us waking up early to head outside of Bangkok to visit some markets and a fishing village. I had done a lot of research on tour companies and decided on Tours with Tong (www.tourwithtong.com) based on the recommendations of others and their pricing.  Our tour for the day included a private guide, transportation,…

Bangkok, Thailand (Day 1)

When we arrived to the airport, it was about 1 AM. Last time I was in Bangkok the city was still bustling at this time, but we stayed on a different segment of Sukhumvit that was apparently a bit more mellow. Also, affecting the vibe of the city was the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej…

Bangkok, Thailand (Things to know before you go)

This year as an early Christmas gift to ourselves, Scott and I decided we would take the time off from Veterans Day until Thanksgiving and go on a nice long vacation instead of our normal long weekend trips. At the top of my bucket list were the Maldives and Sri Lanka and we figured that this…

Weird food – snacking on Bugs!

So we’re in Thailand right now and today while roaming the markets we were shown a cart full of assorted bugs. No this guy is not an exterminator or a pet shop, he’s a snack cart! Our guides quickly assembled a tasting of sorts for us. The others around us had no problems putting the…