I took the train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok today. The ride took 12 hours but I got a chance to see a lot of the countryside you don't see on a plane. But now that I have seen it, I will take a plane next time that takes about 1.25 hours. The train trip only cost about $12 so its hard to beat. Trading off time for money.
Tomorrow morning I leave for Pattaya, a beach resort only a couple of hours from Bangkok. It has a sleazy reputation. But I read that 1/3 of all foreign tourists in Thailand go there so I thought I should at least check it out.
I am a 54 year old single American man from Connecticut travelling for one month in Thailand. This is my second trip to Thailand, having spent 17 days there last year in Bangkok and Koh Samui.
This year I plan on getting some dental work done at Bumrungrad Hospital and then spend the remainder of my time travelling throughout Thailand. This blog will be a record of my journey.... full info