Tom and I flew back to Thailand after our two-week adventure in Vietnam. This time we by-passed Bangkok completely, heading straight for the coach and ferry to Koh Phangan. It was a LONG 24-hour journey, but totally worth it when we arrived at our little beach-side bungalow, as the sun was setting over the horizon.
I LOVED CHIANGMAI. I’m writing this a little while after I normally write my postcards, and looking back that’s definitely the thing that springs to mind. I just loved it.
Cheap, friendly, safe and beautiful. I don’t know exactly what I expected, but this quaint little city went far beyond what I thought it’d be.
It’s a good thing we loved it so much, because it was a mission and a half to get there. It was supposed to be a simple sleeper train. You know. Go to sleep in Bangkok and BOOM next thing you know you’re in Chiangmai.
I’m afraid it didn’t quite work out. (more…)