It seems unreal and a hundred years ago, but there was a time without children. This time was used for travelling, sure, but how things are when one is young; while there is time, there is not much money.. and I did not travel as much as I wish now I had and totally could.
I have been to Thailand – it was my first backpacking trip and the first time I traveled longer than just for a week (family trips excluded). We spent 3 weeks travelling from Bangkok south visiting island after island and just enjoying ourselves, eating, drinking, wandering around.
The second time I came with my husband to Thailand, starting as well in Bangkok, we moved north to Kanchanaburi and Ayuttaya and finished the trip -again- on an island. Working folks need to relax as well, right?
One of my nicest memories of these trips is when we were hiking up the 7 tiers of the Erewan Waterfalls near Kanchanaburi. It´s some years ago but I am having vivid memories of monkeys, fishes, christal clear water, the heat and the awesome feeling when arriving at the 7th tier. (And the well deserved drink afterwards)
|These fishes are the kind that is taking culinary delight in dead human skin and are therefore used a lot in beauty salons, but the fishes in those ponds reached a size that I was rather worried that they might bite off my entire toe ^^|
Thailand is definitely a country that is on our “must-go” list when taking the kids on our big adventure and I hope we can go back to Kanchanaburi and hike up those falls. Knowing our boys, they will have a blast and while I am writing this it´s getting even more obvious, that we -of cause- will go back; not only because Jonah is sitting next to me asking if we will, where it is and if he can throw stones in the ponds <3
We traveled a lot by public transportation and were amazed how convenient it is to get around. Check out this guide to get more info on traveling by train in Thailand.