Day 16: The Train to Surreal October 30th 2009 Neither one of us had ever taken an overnight train so we knew that that our 13-hour journey north to Chiang Mai would be memorable, one way or another.
But our train didn't leave until 6pm so we made the most of our last day in Bangkok - which really meant staying indoors, in AC, as much as possible.
Have we mentioned how much we like our hotel? We got in another workout at the gym this mo ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
We've decided to take off six months to see Asia and Australia and revisit New Zealand before we turn 40. Angelique's been to Asia once (Bhutan, a few days in Malaysia, only one in Singapore) and this will be Adrian's first time on the continent. Neither one of us has been to Australia but we did spend 3 weeks in New Zealand in 2007 and can't wait to return. If all goes well, our plan to is to spend a week in Japan, six weeks in southeast Asia, 2-3 in Australia and then 3 months in New Zealand, returning home to San Francisco in late March, 2010. Enjoy the blog!... full info