Tuesday, July 10, 2007

You spoke, and I ignored you.

A couple months ago, I asked for opinions of where we should go for our summer vacation. Very few of you responded. That is because my readership clearly sucks, and is smaller than, oh, "Tractor World" magazine.

But that is OK. I don't need you. I made a decision all by my big girl self!

We are going to THAILAND!!!

We finally bought our tickets yesterday. We leave a week from tomorrow, on July 18th.

This is our plan:

July 19 - 21: Arrive in Bangkok and stay at the gorgeous Old Bangkok Inn for 2 1/2 days. We will be staying in this room, with our own private garden:


One of the coolest things about this place is that all rooms have a computer with high-speed internet. So I can blog from my hotel room! How cool is that?

July 22 - 25: Fly to Chiang Mai for 4 days up in the North, where we plan to do a short trek and rafting trip, and cooking classes. I might even get up on an elephant, although this prospect frightens me immensely, due to the widespread rise of enraged, rampaging elephants on the loose.

July 26 - 30: Spend 4 days in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. We are especially excited about this part. I'm pretty sure my grandmother actually went to Angkor Wat way back in the 70s, and I've always wanted to follow in her footsteps. Plus I've never quite gotten over my childhood dream of being an archeologist. Or the later dream of dating Indiana Jones.

July 31st - August 3rd: Finally, we'll fly to Ko Samui, or Ko Tao for a few days of beach time. Jorge can go diving, and I can indulge myself with a copy of the new Harry Potter book.

August 4 - 5: Then a couple final days in Bangkok for shopping before we head home!

3 comments:

Mary said...

Sounds like an awesome itinerary. I'm jealous. I'm sure you guys will have a fantastic time and make sure to take lots of pics; like I actually have to say that, right? I can't wait to see the pics. Be safe in your travels.

Andy + I might have to copy your itinerary if we ever go to Thailand. :)

Anonymous said...

wow sounds amazing! sounds like a wonderfull time! Cant wait to see pics!
-Amanda

Finding Bangkok Hotels said...

I can't deny that you have very good idea. By the way, from my experience of Bangkok trip. I think that looking for accommodation around Sukhumvit are is the good idea because Sukhunvit is in the heart of the shopping district, both in terms of large department stores and the various stalls lining both sides of the road. The various side-streets provide a proliferation of nightlife venues. For the renowned and well-known spots, you will need to walk onwards past the Asok crossroads to Sukhumvit Soi 21 or Soi Cowboy. This area also offers a wide selection of cuisine to choose from, both in terms of air-conditioned high-end restaurants and open air restaurants offering quite reasonable prices.