As opposed to our local trips that are mostly unplanned, our big trip of 2011 – The trip to Thailand took a lot of research and planning to make it happen. We still wanted to keep a surprise element, so the only bookings we made were the airline tickets and the hotel reservations so as too bag so great deals as opposed to a package tour.
Considering the limited time of 9 days we had for the vacation and how vast, beautiful and unique every part of Thailand is, it took a lot of reading and discussions with near and dear ones to boil down the places to visit. And so we zeroed in on Bangkok, Krabi and Chiang Mai. I am glad that both V and I like trips filled with activities and adventure so we decided to backpack to Thailand and did a lot of activities like snorkeling, kayaking, mountain biking etc. We took almost all modes of local transports – local buses, overnight trains, overnight buses, boat rides and they were all very unique experiences. I hope that the coming years don’t wear us down.
Upcoming posts on the details of each place we visited, stay tuned 🙂