Traveling through Thailand has been an eye opening experience for me. I have become completely enthralled by this amazing country and its fascinating culture. I didn’t really know what to expect when I jumped aboard this tour but I certainly don’t regret it. Our tour guide Brady was very knowledgeable and easy going, making my travels with Life Before Work that much more enjoyable. Every location that we were taken to was absolutely captivating and exciting. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody, especially the inexperienced traveler who wants to take the plunge. Believe me, its worth it. In fact, I loved it so much I decided to extend my stay by another month. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, its been a hell of a ride! Cheers!
Elephants, Tigers, and Bears…oh my!
Authour: Laura Hennings
Kanchanaburi is lovely. It is so green and has a very laidback vibe. Our first full day there, we went hiking to the seven waterfalls. It took us a while to finally jump into the waterfalls…the reason why??? There are big fish that come up to your feet and suck off all of your dead skin. If you stick your feet in the water they swarm around you in an instant. At one point I had about 40 fish sucking at my feet! It tickles so much! A few of us brave souls scaled up two waterfalls up to the highest point. Not very many people know about it and it’s a beautiful little secret. Once you get up there you are surrounded by a private turquoise lagoon that has a view over all the waterfalls and the green jungle. You can also swim under the waterfall into a hidden cave…absolutely stunning. The nightlife consists of a few kickback bars, including the 10 Baht Shot…BEWARE OF 10 BAHT SHOT! They will come up and bite you right before you know it.
The next morning, we all had to shake off our hangover to go elephant trekking. Everyone was in the love with the elephants. They are beautiful and playful creatures. We even got to bathe them in the river which consisted of soap fights and getting dunked.
Now we are back in Bangkok, and the three week tour is sadly coming to an end. Don’t worry though, we went out with a BANG . Our tuk-tuk drivers raced us to the infamous PingPong show. It was absolutely bizarre, but I actually enjoyed it. While I was going to the restroom I even got to meet the girls in the show. We shared five minutes of pure laughter and kept making jokes about all the “nasty foreign men”. haha kidding….but really. The men can get out of hand there. The performers smiled and waved to me during their performance which made me feel special.
The three weekers are about to go have our last dinner together. I will miss them beyond belief, but I have the two week northern tour to look forward too! I am waiting anxiously for the three people that will be joining me. The three weeks was a wild party so I am looking forward to spending two weeks with a more relaxed pace. I look forward to learning all about the culture, Buddhism, and visiting the mountain tribes. Chiang Mai, here I come!!!