A childhood dream come true! Our stay at the Rabeang Pasak Treehouse Resort

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Did you ever see the movie “Swiss Family Robinson”? If you haven’t, it’s about a family from Switzerland who are chased by pirates and become shipwrecked on an island on their way to New Guinea. They build a ginormous treehouse tricked out with all sorts of gadgets and take in an elephant and monkey as pets. And that sums up my childhood dream. Well, minus the shipwrecked pirates bit. So when we came across the … Read More

Riding Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Riding Elephants: We officially checked this off of the bucket list! I knew this was something I wanted us to do in Thailand so I did my research far in advance. Once I started googling “riding elephants in Chiang Mai”, I quickly realized that this practice could be very harmful for the elephants so I sought an ethical company concerned with the well-being of the elephants. After reading hundreds of TripAdvisor reviews we decided on … Read More

A trip back in time – Visiting Sukhothai, Thailand

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Our second stop in Thailand, following Bangkok, was Sukhothai. We were warned in advance that this ancient city was off the beaten path for our planned itinerary, but visiting Sukhothai, Thailand was a highlight of our honeymoon! There is only one airport in Sukhothai and it is managed by Bangkok Air. If you’re planning on visiting Sukhothai from Bangkok, you must either: This site provides more detail on the various options. We were picked up … Read More

The Jim Thompson House and the Snake Farm – Bangkok, Thailand

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Day 3 of our honeymoon trip began by meeting our good friend, Viwan, who I work with in Switzerland. She was home visiting her family in Bangkok for the Winter holidays and graciously volunteered to be our wonderful tour guide for the day. And by the end of the day, we were whooped! Since we had already toured the Grand Palace and Wat Pho (read more about that here) she decided to take us to … Read More

Visiting the Grand Palace & Wat Pho – Bangkok, Thailand

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Following our morning walking tour, our afternoon was set aside for visiting the Grand Palace & Wat Pho. Over 20,000 people visit the Grand Palace every day. The palace’s construction began in 1782 and it was used as the official residence of the Kings of Siam until 1925. It is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. The Grand Palace houses Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is considered … Read More

The Rattanakosin Story Walking Tour – Bangkok, Thailand

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Rattanakosin Story Walking Tour

To start off day 2 of our honeymoon trip (see our entire itinerary here) we scheduled the Rattanakosin Story Walking Tour with Expique. The tour began at Tha Maharaj which was on the opposite side of the city from our Airbnb. To get there, we hopped on the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin and then took the local ferry to Tha Chang and walked the rest of the way. Don’t stand too close to the … Read More

Night Lights Tuk Tuk tour – Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok Night Lights Tuk Tuk Tour

After arriving in Bangkok earlier that day, I thought the best way to get acquainted with the city would be to start with  a tuk tuk tour. I stumbled across the Bangkok night time tuk tuk tour ran by Expique and it was exactly what I was hoping for. We met our adorable guide, Nemo, at Krung Thonburi BTS station. She gave us a quick overview of what to expect on the tour, a map … Read More

Overview of our Honeymoon Trip to Asia and Oceania

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The Rattanakosin Story Walking Tour

Looking back on our honeymoon trip to Asia and Oceania, I’m left with one question: “How can we quit our jobs and just travel the rest of our lives?” Well, I don’t have the answer to that, but I at least want to recap our adventure if for no other reason than to relive it once more! Planning for this trip started about a year in advance. Rather than registering for wedding gifts at various … Read More