Due to the amount of time we’ve spent wandering around south east Asia we’re occasionally asked for itinerary suggestions by people planning trips. Below is a favourite itinerary idea of ours. We’ve done all of the legs of this railway adventure at various points but have never done it all in one go. Even
The first port of call after having my Australian passport renewed was the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore to organise our 60 day Tourist Visas. For those of you who aren’t aware, Australian’s receive thirty (30) days of free tourist visa access if they fly into Thailand. If you enter by land then it
Oh my. The photo above was taken so long ago! It was a self portrait taken out front of the Perth International Airport in Western Australia. Back on the 1st November 2011. We have both changed a lot since then. This is what we have been up to over the last four fantastic and
Train travel really is the best way to travel long distances. We may think differently in a few months time, but getting on the train that was taking us from Chumphon all the way north to Phetchaburi really was exciting and welcoming. We visited Chumphon’s train station the day before our departure to check
We were originally only intending on spending one night in Chumphon. We would arrive by ferry from Koh Tao, get some sleep, maybe have a wander around town the next day then get on the train for Phetchaburi. We booked our single night at the Nana Buri hotel on the net and thought “job
Dim Sum can be found almost everywhere in the world. We’re big fans and seek it out now and then anywhere we are. There were two very busy dim sum places near the hotel we were staying at in Chumphon, Thailand, so we seized the opportunity to get our fix. It was really excellent.
Food halls using coupons instead of cash is something we’re encountered a few times in south east Asia but which we’d never seen at home in Australia. It was rather confusing the first time but its simple once you know how it works. We thought we’d explain it so you can avoid the awkward
Make time and stop at Chumphon in Thailand. Too many people just pass through Chumphon on their way to or from the islands of Tao, Phangan and Samui. Chumphon is on the train line that runs the length of Thailand and has a pier from which you can catch ferries out to the islands.
Our ferry from Koh Tao to Chumphon was lovely. Well, the ferry itself was lovely. It was spacious, had comfortable seats and even air-conditioning. The ocean however was fairly rough leading to there being a lot of very ill people on board which may possibly have included both of us. The video doesn’t do