Heading to The Land of the Smiles- January 12-27, 2014
12.01.2014 - 27.01.2014 -17 °C
In 2012 I decided to take an adventure of a lifetime and explored New Zealand for three weeks, it was an AMAZING trip (you can read about the adventure on past entries on this blog), upon arriving back I am have been craving an opportunity to explore another part of the world.
Thailand was never a destination that I had on my bucket list, however, in November I became aware of a phenomenal flight deal from Edmonton to Bangkok, Thailand. Researching more about the country it became apparent that it would be possible to explore the country on a tight budget. Unfortunately, I was unable to persuade any of my friends to join me, too many of them are still in university, have children-or about to have children or simply can't take 16 days off work in the middle of January. Ironically, I also would not have been able to take the time off during this month, however, a last minute, postponed event cleared my work calendar and allowed me the time off- it all just seemed to work out!
After enduring what I feel has been one of the coldest, snowiest Fall/Winter ever here in Edmonton, Canada I am looking forward to warm, balmy temperatures in Thailand. According to holiday-weather.com; "January (in Bangkok) has an average temperature of 27 °C, with an average high of 32 °C and low of 21 °C, making it a very warm start to the year. January is also a very dry month, with just 10mm of rain over two days, although the consequence of this is humidity that averages 70%. There are about nine hours of sunshine per day." Sounds pretty fantastic to me!
Unlike New Zealand, I have not had as much time to plan the trip out. I have booked a flight from Bangkok to Phuket and plant to spend a week in the beach resort of Patong, which is 800 KM South-West of Bangkok . I also want to check out the Grand Palace & Wat Pra Kaew, Wat Arun, Floating Markets and of course checking out the Elephants!
This video does a good job of summarizing Thailand!
Should be quite the adventure!