Khao Sok and Khao Yai national park are popular among tourists, but if you want to go to a park where you won’t spot much foreigners, try Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani province. This small and relatively unknown national park is also the place to be if you want to be one of the first people in Thailand to see the sunset!
My last week in Bangkok has arrived! I’m very busy packing and arranging last minute things. Last weekend I got to spend time with four of my colleagues with whom I created a friendship in the past two years. This weekend trip was planned weeks ahead because of our busy schedule but because this was my last weekend, we all made an effort to spend it together. I was told we were heading to Kaeng Krachan and sleep in tents. They fooled me until we were in the car and finally told me we were going to Koh Si Chang! YAY!
When you say Grand Canyon, the first thing you think about is the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Surprisingly, in Thailand we have something that is called the ‘Grand Canyon of Thailand‘, better known as Sam Phan Bok.
Okay, it might not look like the real Grand Canyon at all, but this rare sight is one of a kind. The beautiful work of Mother Nature can be spotted in the northeast of Thailand, located in Ubon Ratchathani. This location is an upcoming tourist destination so if you get the chance, visit Sam Phan Bok as soon as possible. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
Surin province is know worldwide for its annual elephants festivals that attract many visitors from around the world. If you aren’t able to visit one of the festivals, a good alternative is a visit to the Baan Ta Klang Elephant Village. This small village was once home of the ethnic Kuy people who trained and raised most of the elephants in the Kingdom. Now this village is turned into an Elephant Study Center.
It’s cold in Bangkok! Yes, you’re reading it right. A few days ago it was about 22 degrees outside with a heavy breeze. That is like pretty cold for Bangkokians. Sweaters are being brought out again and skytrains are finally not as freezing as it used to be. The other day even the tap water was ice-cold and I had to turn on the boiler for the first time this year! Finally I’m not sweating the minute I step out the door. Long story short, I LOVE Winter time in Thailand!
Thailand is known as the land of delicious food. Pad Thai, som tam, tom yum goong… Everybody has heard of these dishes. If I could choose, I would choose a simple Thai restaurant where the motor taxi are passing by so close that they can steal your food off the table. Occasionally I like to be spoiled with delicious food, like who doesn’t! My Thai family likes to go to buffet lunch and dinner, especially hotel buffets, and sometimes I’m allowed to join too (yay!). Let me introduce you to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, the Dining Room!