Tree Top Adventure and the Kind Travel Agent

Today has been cold, relatively speaking.  My phone says it’s 30C, but it’s overcast.  It feels pleasant and only mildly sticky. This morning I went on the Tree Top Adventure (1000 THB = $37).  It’s a rope course-zip line trip in the jungle.  I finally saw some monkeys.  There are signs everywhere telling you not to feed them. There were only two other girls on … Continue reading Tree Top Adventure and the Kind Travel Agent

I swam around an entire island!

I finally got to go out snorkeling today.  I love snorkeling.  It’s swimming without having to swim, breathing in water, or getting salt in your eyes, while amazing nature scenes scroll by.  I took a day-long tour, the boat took us to four different islands (Koh Thong Lang, Koh Yak Lek, Koh Rang, Koh Wai), and provided lunch, of course.  340 THB ($12.50). The crew … Continue reading I swam around an entire island!

Cabbages and Condoms and Jim Thompson House

I’m at a wonderful new hotel, Red Planet, with a queen sized bed and my own bathroom, and it’s right near the train line.  It costs almost twice as much as the last hotel, about $55/night.  I love it!  They even have a bellhop take my luggage to my room.  He made me smile.  He showed me how to use my swipe card to work … Continue reading Cabbages and Condoms and Jim Thompson House

Change Hotels – I regret Everything!!

I decided it was time for a new neighborhood, so I moved hotels.  I found another great review and good price ($32) on Agoda.com, and moved to T-Boutique. I had to stay at the old hotel until my load of laundry was ready, at 10.  My laundry was neatly folded, which was great, but it smells  of towels you left in the dryer and forget to … Continue reading Change Hotels – I regret Everything!!