Category Archives: Southeast Asia

Adventures in Southeast Asia.

Chiang Mai, Thailand — Week 4: Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Elephant Friends, and Christmas

I finally tried thai iced tea at, of all places, The Pizza Company. Oh. My. God. It is so good! From what I gather it’s basically just black tea with condensed milk and sugar. It was like drinking candy. So freaking good! Having it at dinner was definitely a mistake — I couldn’t fall asleep that night to save my… Read more »

Chiang Mai, Thailand — Week 3: Star Wars, Relocation, and a Red Truck up the Mountain

At the beginning of our third week in Thailand we decided to branch out and try somewhere new for breakfast. We’d seen a sign for a cafe with an all day breakfast called Saded Cafe. I wasn’t impressed. It was way more expensive than our usual places. I had the pancake breakfast with bacon (undercooked or just really fatty), rubbery… Read more »

Chiang Mai, Thailand — Week 2: Yoga, Thai Massages, and Other Adventures

We liked the menu at Guu Fusion Roti & Tea so much we decided to go back the next morning and have breakfast. I tried an egg rotee with drizzled condensed milk on top. If possible, it’s almost better than regular rotee! After breakfast we went to check out the grounds around the Chiang Mai University Convention Center to see… Read more »

Chiang Mai, Thailand — Week 1: Bureaucracy, The Old City, and Adventures in Shopping Malls

U.S. citizens, upon arriving in Thailand, can stay in the country 30 days without a visa. We had planned on getting that extended for 30 more days, for a small fee, while we were in Bangkok, but decided to deal with the extension in Chiang Mai instead. Thus, our first adventure in Chiang Mai was the non-visa extension process. Woo!… Read more »

Bangkok, Thailand — Days 2–5: Tuk-tuks, Street Food, and Tourist Claustrophobia

Brittany Swanson   December 14, 2017   Comments Off on Bangkok, Thailand — Days 2–5: Tuk-tuks, Street Food, and Tourist Claustrophobia
The Royal Crematorium for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand.

We started our first full day in Bangkok with yoga and meditation at our Airbnb’s rooftop pool overlooking the city. I’m not going to lie, I could have gotten used to a morning routine with that view everyday. Spec-tacular! Ale consulted good ole TripAdvisor for things to do in Bangkok which pointed us toward Wat Saket or The Golden Mount… Read more »

Bangkok, Thailand — Day 1: Awkward International Adventures

Brittany Swanson   December 8, 2017   Comments Off on Bangkok, Thailand — Day 1: Awkward International Adventures
View of Bangkok and the edge of a rooftop infinity pool.

We flew SIXTEEN hours from Houston to Taipei, Taiwan where we had a three hour layover. In that time I watched four movies: The Social Network, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Martian, and Wonder Woman. My hips were super cranky from sitting for so long, but otherwise I have no complaints from this hella long flight. Even… Read more »