Tuesday, March 4, 2008
so, dave and i are owed a really good trip. it's been almost 2 years since our honeymoon, and therefore since our last big trip. we love to travel together (hell, that is how we met!), and are acutely aware that we have limited time left for the longer travels. if we want to have a family, we can't go away for 2 weeks to wherever we want.
we were supposed to go to india, but sadly we ran out of time to plan it. so, what's the next best trip options? egypt or thailand, of course!! hehehehe... for those of you who are wondering, no, we can't do a regular trip. =) and though we had a hard time making a decision, we finally settled on thailand.
we are doing bangkok --> chang mai --> krabi --> bangkok. it should be an amazing trip -- elephant treks, temples, food, cooking classes, silks, crafts, etc. we really like to get our hands dirty when we travel and be as local as we can, and that's the general plan yet again.
and the prices! i can't believe them! yes, it costs a good amount of money to get there, but it's more than made up for by the prices of the food, transport, and hotels/guest houses. dave and i both enjoy staying at smaller local places (as long as we have our own bathroom), and have found one great place in chang mai for $22, and another in bangkok for a whopping $48! and both include breakfast!! it's crazy.
as i continue planning for our quickly-arriving trip -- we leave on march 29 -- i will update the blog with great photos that i find around here. the photos in this post are from my friend carrie's trip with her husband last summer.