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Koh Pangan
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Wat Arun
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Pai Canyon
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
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Koh Pangan
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Thailand i've been waiting for this a long time

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first Bangkok

met a bunch of Turkish lads in my hostel

who took me around some of the sight

was absolutely dripping from the heat

it's so humid

spent the next day perusing and hiding in the air-con of a vegan cafe

on my last day i met this lovely german girl

who went on a photography journey with me

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i then took a night bus to Chiang Mai

where i met some Venezuelan lads who went on a ped adventure with me

i then did something i'd been waiting all my life for

I saw elephants

ahhhhh!!

got to go to the elephant jungle sanctuary

and hug and clean the elephants in mud and wash them in the river

it was a day I'll never forget

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i took a mini bus to Pai

stayed at a jazz hostel

which had two hours of live music each night

and hammocks which was super chill

one month in asia

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bangkok

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Chiang mai

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pai

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koh phangan

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Khao sok

thailand

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bangkok

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chiang mai

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pai

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koh phangan

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khao sok

one month in asia

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pre trip prep

first things first

grab yourself some flights

booking around 6 weeks in advance i find best

as prices are still low

however you don't have to book too far in advance

when i book flights i book by month

this allows you to find the cheapest flights

it's best not to have Definitive dates you wanna leave

as it can be a lot more expensive

i tend to use sky-scanner

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next step somewhere to stay

i find it best to book 2 nights in advance

this allows you the peace of mind of being able to go straight to a bed

in Bangkok koh san road is the place to be

it's central and party central

I stayed just off of the road at

laksameenarai guesthouse

just far enough away from the noise

yet close enough to everything

arrival

on the plane you'll be given an immigration form to fill out

If you are from the uk or hold and eu passport

then you'l get a free 30 day vis on arrival

just leave the plane and head straight o immigration

hand in your form and get a stamp

and thats that

grab your luggage from baggage claim

now to grab a sim card

i went with AIS a 30day 15gb sim for 799THB

once you'll all set up you'll be wanting to head into town

i grabbed an orange bus outside exit b

the s1. it was 60THB to koh san road

what to pack

Bangkok is hot

hot hot hot

and humid

a great mix

you'll basically be sweating your butt off the whole time

i suggest thin natural fibre clothing

also consider that Thailand has tonnes of markets with cheap clothing, so you'll probably be buying a lot so maybe don't pack so much

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The list

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handbag

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phone

headphones

charging block

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purse

passport

travel documents

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lip balm

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sunglasses

suncream

make sure it's eco friendly

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book

speaker

playing cards

notepad & pen

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reusable chopsticks

bamboo straw

metal water bottle

tote bag

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watch

make sure its waterproof

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snacks

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toiletries

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bamboo toothbrush

toothpaste

flannel

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deodorant

face sponge

soap bar

shampoo bar

brush / comb

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coconut oil

aloe vera gel

for that burn

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cotton hair bands

hair grips

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tweezers

metal razor

scissors

metal nail file

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eye mask

ear buds

must haves for a peaceful nights sleep

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plasters

ibuprofen

menstrual cup

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make up

jewellery

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medicine

mosquito repellent

a natural citronella one is best

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clothing

 

underwear for a week

put them in a separate bag so you always know where your clean undies are if you have any

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a swimsuit / bikini

 

sports bra

sports top

leggings

great for activities or hiking or if you like the gym

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4 sleeveless tees

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shorts / skirt

baggy trousers

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overshirt / kimono

hoodie

jacket

raincoat

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cap

towel

large thin scarf

to cover yourself for temple, or lay on the beach with, or wear as a skirt

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pyjama vest and shorts set

fluffy socks

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flip flops

beach sandals

trainers / boots

for hiking / trekking / activities

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misc

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camera

gopro

a must have

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multi plug adapter

charging wires

 

neck pillow

head torch 

dry sack

to keep all your valuable technology save on those dodgey boat rides you'll take

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dr bronners soap bar

an all round great soap, especially for washing undies in the sink

laundry bag

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bangkok

what a city

the capital on Thailand

and a hub of south east asia

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so extremely busy

and smelly

oh my dayz it stinks

people everywhere haggling you for tuk tuks or to buy stuff

insects, crocodile. all sorts of tasty treats 

!!! not !!!

some very pretty temples though

the incredible detail

and tonnes of golden buddhas

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make sure you check the days you are coming

aren't important or eventful

as i accidentally ended up stuck

during the kings coronation

luckily i managed to talk my way into letting me past

however they were going to make me wait four hours

on the side of the road just to across it

which unfortunately a lot of people ended up doing

veganaire

all day

 

an all vegan cafe chain

5 spots in Bangkok

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a great selection of Thai & Western foods

 

they also have waffles, raw slices and ice cream

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i got the pizza roti

and it was delicious

ethos

BRUNCH & dinner

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delicious food

a mix of western, Thai and asian cuisine

breakfast, lunch & dinner

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great atmosphere

hippie vibes

table and floor seating

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just at the top of khao san road

so very central and easy to get to

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i had the fried rice with tempeh

chocolate soy shake

wat arun

temple

 

Peanut Butter Goodness!

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Looking for a delicious heartfelt breakfast,

Fix & Fogg has you sorted.

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This quaint little business was started in 2013 by two lawyers who were sick and tired of their 9-5s and wanted more out of life. 

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Their peanut butter is made in wellington using steal cut process with no nasties just well sourced ingredients and local ethical produce.

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Visit their store on Eva Street for all your peanut butter needs. PB on toast, porridge, smoothie bowls and specials each week. Try out all their innovative and delicious flavours.

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The best way to start your day!

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50 THB

Wat Pho

Temple

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here lies the reclining buddha

46m in length

he is huge

and lays in a giant temple

pretty cool to see as he's very shinny & gold

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you can also walk around

and check out some unique architecture

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lots of spires

and golden buddhas

Chiang mai

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munchies

elephant jungle sanctuary

sanctuary

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meet and greet with the elephants

they had two family's

and one had two babies that were so cute and cheeky

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then we got to play in the mud

and wash off in the river afters

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was lovely to see the care they received from the mountain people

each elephant has a buddy

someone to lead in their training and care

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1700 TBH

fast food

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not for the health conscious

 

burgers, hot dogs. nuggets

chips. nachos. blt

big breakfast and burritos

lots of yummy vegan fast food

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bright yellow so you can't miss it

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the 'beef' burger is great

their fake bacon is so good

pai

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blossom

cafe

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a health all vegan spot in Pai

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lots of teas, juices & smoothies

smoothie bowls

tempeh burgers

salads

even a chocolate cake which was delicious

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very cute aesthetic too

pai canyon

canyon

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the sketchiest place

but so beautiful

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incredible to see the shapes created from the canyon

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even more fun to climb it

koh phangan

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koh phangan is a medium sized island

off the east cost of the south of Thailand

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known for its full moon and water fall party's

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it's also known for being a vegan and hippie haven

with lots of vegan cafes, yoga retreats

& healthy living stores

Beach Coconuts

smoothie bowls

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voted no.1 spot on koh phangan

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a super cute beach themed joint

situated on the south coast

an array of fresh smoothie bowls

they also do peanut butter toast

different shakes

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lots of delicious stuff

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the owners are super nice as well

very accommodating

eat.co

vegan cafe

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there are two of these cafes on the island

eat.co which offers breakfast and dinner

the eat.co.2 which offers brunch

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a mix of sandwiches, salads, burgers.

brunch bowls. soups and salads.

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for breakfast smoothie bowls. Pancakes. Waffles & toast

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freak shakes, juices & smoothies

lek shop organics

health food store & vegan cafe

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all your health food, from salts to essential oil.

creams, incense, etc 

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the also do amazing sugar free cakes and coconut ice cream.

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i got the carrot cake with coffee ice cream.

khao sok

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khao sok is a national park

situated in the middle of the bottom of Thailand

it is a huge lake with jungle and caves all around it

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one day boat tour

trip

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couldn't recommend more

an amazing experience

 

an all day exertion including a boat tour

a jungle hike. caving. swimming & kayaking

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expect to get wet and muddy

bring head torch, beach sandals, swimsuit.

dry clothes. bug spray. towel. ear plugs. camera & dry sack.

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best in January due to water levels you can explore the whole cave

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