Summary of Asia Costs

Although I enjoyed Asia, it was not my favorite on this journey. It is inexpensive, however, as the costs for my 65 days in Asia were $56/day with; food $14/day, rooms $14/day, entertainment/fees/yoga $6/day, transportation $12/day (this includes 6 flights!), misc. $8/day, and visas $2/day. I expected to stay in Asia longer, but am ready for

Bangkok, Thailand

I wasn’t planning to visit Bangkok as I had stopped here on my way back from a business trip years ago. I’m so glad Phuket didn’t work out and I came here instead. There is so much to this city. From the noisy, dirty backstreets to the elegant resorts and well-kept temples on the Chao

Phuket, Thailand

I know Phuket has a bad rap as a party place, but I thought that if I booked a private room and found a quiet place to read, it would be OK. Well, I spent 4 days trying to like it here, but gave up and booked a flight to Bangkok. I am sure that

Ayutthaya, Thailand

I took the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya to see some ruins, based on suggestions from other travelers. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam, in the 1700’s, this was the largest city in the world. It was a popular place for trade and was reported to be very beautiful at its peak,

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Loy¬†Krathong, Yee Peng, or Festival of Lights is celebrated on the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar. The celebration is held in several cities in Thailand, with Chiang Mai being the largest event. At first, the event was cancelled, due to the King’s, unfortunate passing in October, but I learned