Da Nang, Vietnam

January 8 – January 12, 2020 The morning we were to leave Hanoi, Ana, Simon, and the kids returned back from Europe. We crossed paths for only a few minutes, but enough to exchange a few words, some hugs and for Nina to look through their passports (his current obsession). From Hanoi, we flew to … More Da Nang, Vietnam

Koh Lanta, Thailand

December 19 – 25, 2019 After 8 days of complete laziness on Koh Phi Phi, we continued the same trend on Koh Lanta. We didn’t pick nice accommodations but they were manageable. We had a peculiar neighbor outside of our balcony – a big lizard that was roaming around the property. We spent most of … More Koh Lanta, Thailand

Ao Nang, Thailand

December 4 – 11, 2019 We spent 3 weeks in three different locations in south Thailand – 7 days in Ao Nang (Krabi), 8 days on Koh Phi Phi (Koh means island in Thai) and 6 days on Koh Lanta. This post is only about our first week in Ao Nang. I wasn’t impressed at … More Ao Nang, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

November 26 – December 4, 2019 From Chiang Mai, we flew to Bangkok. We contemplated taking a sleeper train that would add about 12-13hrs to our travel but then decided against it. The cost of the train was not less than flying and we felt that we were busy enough in Chiang Mai and were … More Bangkok, Thailand

Elephant Sanctuary, Dok Ko Ki, Thailand

November 17-18, 2019 Typically, we are not into animal tourism where animals are used to perform entertainment services for people. It is usually not natural for animals to do tricks under questionable living conditions and training circumstances. Thailand has been infamous for exploitation of animals for tourism purposes and even today, there are plenty of … More Elephant Sanctuary, Dok Ko Ki, Thailand