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Ayutthaya

Since I left home last June on my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures. As this blog is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time to reflect on not just what I did, but how I felt. I also…

I thought I might be templed-out after my morning of bicycling around the ruins of Ayutthaya, but in reality I found myself wanting more and signing up for a sunset boat cruise to see even more wats! During my day of biking I was able to hit all the highlights on the island that makes up…

Wat-Mahathat

I told you all about how I got to Ayutthaya, but I didn't really let on to why I stopped there. I went for the same reason that any traveler goes: for the temple hopping. Ayutthaya is one of Thailand's former capitals and reportedly once one of the largest and most impressive cities in the world…

My Solo Travels Begin

My solo travels began with a journey to Ayutthaya, a city a few hours north of Bangkok. On the day that my friends left Bangkok and I woke up alone, I wrote this post. Reading it now is almost painful because I remember how terrified I was. That probably seems ridiculous to a lot of people…

This week I said an emotional goodbye to Koh Tao and began the journey north to Chiang Mai. I've been visiting little towns in Thailand that I've always wanted to see and traveling by train the whole way. Traveling solo has been a challenge for someone like me who tends to be a bit introverted... especially…