Thailand diaries #2: Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya & The Islands


Now that Marijs is in Thailand, it’s about time that I post part two of my own adventures there. Feels a bit like stealing her thunder as I’ve had ten months to do this and only now get around to it, but I hope it will maybe give her (and you) some more travel inspiration!  I’ve tried to keep it concise, which resulted in a post of more than 50 pictures. Oh well… I guess that just means Thailand is too beautiful.

//Drinks at Mo Rooms//

// Dash. They had amazing Bacon wrapped Shrimp!//

//Horn Bar at Mandarin Oriental. LOVE this place!//

Like many people before me, I wouldn’t really recommend going to Phuket. I did, however, enjoy the trips we took from there: a dinner cruise to the edge of  ”James Bond Island”  & ferry to Koh Phi Phi. That place is heaven! I’d go back to Thailand only to spend more time there.

//Dinner at White Box//

The boyfriend and I spent our last week in Thailand on Koh Samui because we really needed to rest.  It seemed like a great place to not move around too much and lie flat on our backs reading a book. Looking back however, we stayed at two different hotels, took a trip to Koh Tao and Koh Pha Ngan and went to a variety of restaurants and beaches. Ah, we just can’t sit still. We mostly stayed close to Bophut, a (former) fisherman’s village that attracted a lot of French immigrants, which resulted in a really nice restaurant scene. We felt Bophut was a little less flashy than Chaweng and a little less touristy (that’s all relative in Thailand, I know)  than Lamai beach, so it was right up our alley. I’d recommend Bophut strongly to couples, but If you’re backpacking, I think somewhere a little more lively may be nicer.

//Lamai Wanta hotel //


//The Sundays Sanctuary: Super cheap and very nice hotel! //

//The Pier: great lunch place//


//Koh Tao//

//The Library at Chaweng Beach//

// 9 Gems: Fancy decor, but we were the only guests there. And I do mean only.//

//Le Cabanon//

//Happy Elephant//

//Koh Pha Ngan//

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  1. Looks simply amazing :)

    Written by Kim on 01 June 2013

  2. There are many islands you can visits during your stay in koh Samui that’s only 20-30 mins or a couple of hours boat rides away. there’s Angthong marine national park, koh Tao, koh nang yaun and koh phangan.

    Written by Gil L. French on 03 June 2013

  3. Ziet er geweldig uit!
    Naomi, x

    Written by Dress your life. on 04 June 2013

  4. wow, ziet er een fantastische reis uit!

    Written by Charlotte on 07 June 2013

  5. Dat was het ook wel :) De meest ontspannende reis ooit!

    Written by Patricia on 07 June 2013

  6. Dit motiveert mij echt om dat ook eens te doen maar zou niet goed weten waar te beginnen organiseren!
    Wij hadden dat ook eens, de enige gasten zijn in een restaurant, still creeps me out :-P


    Written by Liesbeth (candyandtreats) on 09 June 2013

  7. Haha ze hebben allemaal “the best pancakes” hé, zelfs als ze met 3 naast elkaar staan. Heerlijk! Ze waren wel mjamie

    Written by Marijs on 19 June 2013

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