Travel Film: Northern Thailand (Chiang Mai & Pai)

Our trusty GoPro caught all of our most memorable moments brilliantly again!

Disclaimer: travel fever might strike you after watching this… 😉

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Saffas on adventure: THAILAND & LAOS

That time of the year that we count down to – January. The month of adventure, exploration and new memories! Our winter vacation break has finally arrived, our backpacks are packed and ready, the batteries are charged (the electric kind), passports in the pocket, smiles of anticipation all around – Thailand and Laos, here we come!
We were very excited, as we were going to places that we have only heard friends, that have been there already, speak highly of. The loose itinerary looked like this: Chiang Mai, Pai (Northern Thailand), then Luang Prabang (after taking the slow-boat down the ‘Mighty Mekong’ which takes around 3 days, more on this later) , Vang Vieng and Vientiane (Laos).
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Temple in Chiang Mai

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Journey Down South: Thailand to Malaysia

Winter vacation in Korea means sunshine and beach time somewhere else in S.E. Asia for us! This time we traveled down Thailand, starting in Bangkok, island hopping all the way down (over the border) to Malaysia, and ending in Kuala Lumpur. We backpacked for 22 days total: 16 days in Thailand, and 6 days in Malaysia.

Our itinerary looked like this: Bangkok – Ko Samui, Railay, Ko Lanta, Ko Lipe (all Thailand), then hopping over to Malaysia, Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur.

In this post, we’ll add what we did, saw, ate and liked the most. We’ll give some suggestions/tips for future travelers, and also add some prices for budgeting purposes for anyone interested. After every entry for each place we stayed, we’ll give our general impression of the place. To take into consideration: this is OUR opinion and impressions and might (will most probably) deviate from general outlook. We also traveled in January, which is high-tourist season, and Chinese New Year (in Penang). Continue reading