Bangkok, Thailand; Day 7

As we prepare to leave Thailand tomorrow we were up and out early for our Covid tests so we could get same day results. We got a recommendation from our hotelier for a private hospital that is reliable and affordable and it was exactly that. The hospital seemed to take things more seriously than ourContinue reading “Bangkok, Thailand; Day 7”

Bangkok, Thailand; Day 5

Today started with some life maintenance activities. Everyone’s favorite – dental cleanings!! Hard to believe we’ve been traveling for over 7 months and we’re due for another cleaning. Actually we’re a tad early, but we decided getting them done in Bangkok would be easier than where we’ll be traveling in the next couple of months.Continue reading “Bangkok, Thailand; Day 5”

Bangkok, Thailand; Day 4

Today the kids asked for a day off from cultural or educational content but of course we still tried to find something fun to do. On our way to our big Adventure, we thought we’d have some small ones. We got dropped off about 1.5km away from our destination so we could walk through ChinatownContinue reading “Bangkok, Thailand; Day 4”

Bangkok, Thailand; Day 3

We booked our first tour using the company GetYourGuide. We’ve had them recommended to us multiple times and finally used it. It’s a global online marketplace for booking tours – they find you a quality guide for a private or group tour. They have a big selection of the popular activities in any given area.Continue reading “Bangkok, Thailand; Day 3”

Ayutthaya, Thailand; Day 3

Today was a bit of a slow moving, discombobulated day for these 5 Adventurers. We were all a little tired from our activity yesterday and from all the Wats and ruins over the last few days. Ayutthaya has been a tougher stop than Sukhothai. Perhaps because it’s the second ancient capital and we’re less excited.Continue reading “Ayutthaya, Thailand; Day 3”

Sukhothai, Thailand; Day 3

Today we continued our Adventures in the ancient city of Sukhothai – but this time we had an expert local guide and more transportation than our feet. It still involved our feet, but included 10 wheels! After another hearty breakfast at the hotel, we met Sumitra (nickname ‘Me-ow’) and her colleague in the driveway ofContinue reading “Sukhothai, Thailand; Day 3”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 23

The 5 Adventures Academy worked from a remote location today and came back stuffed! This afternoon we were under the excellent care of the CookVenture Home Cooking Studio. They teach how to cook delicious Thai food. It was a fantastic experience. We highly recommend cooking classes where you travel and this school if you’re everContinue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 23”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 5

Today was Christmas Eve for the 5 Adventurers in Thailand. No school today so this afternoon we headed out to Nic’s Restaurant and Playground. They had an extensive menu, a playground for the kids and SANTA. Well, one of Santa’s helpers wearing a beard over his mask and an obvious pillow under his coat –Continue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 5”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 3

Most of the day was hanging around the house for school, present wrapping, reading etc. but around 4:30 we (ad)ventured out to explore more of our part of Chiang Mai. Our house host recommended the local Ton Phayom fresh market for fruits and vegetables so we thought we’d check it out and grab dinner whileContinue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 3”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 1

Today was an early but short and easy travel day for us. We left the resort about 6:15am and headed to the domestic terminal at Phuket airport. Our destination was Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and we flew Vietjet – a discount airline akin to Southwest or Frontier in the US.  The experience was familiarContinue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 1”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 8

After our favorite breakfast buffet we did school and then spent the afternoon at the pool. Buy one get one free happy hour was a draw for Brian and Tiffany while the kids decided to spend all their allowance money on donuts and then throw them in the pool. Afterwards we headed back to WeenaContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 8”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 7

This morning was our 7th at the Phuket Marriott Nai Yang Beach. That means it was also our 7th morning of the (complimentary) breakfast buffet. The kids are always thrilled with a good breakfast buffet – mainly because there are always treats offered which is highly uncommon when Mom or Dad cook breakfast. According toContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 7”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 6

Thailand requires 3 Covid-19 tests for travelers visiting from the United States. One before you board the plane in the US, one when you arrive in Thailand and the third on your 6-7th day in the country. The third test is an antigen rapid test we did ourselves – our first time doing one likeContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 6”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 5

Monday morning meant back to school for everyone.  Typically we will have a segment for Mathematics and a segment for Language Arts.  Today we added a creative block and gave the kids an assignment. They were given 25 minutes to create a new game of their own invention.  They needed to write down at leastContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 5”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 4

Today dawned with clear, sunny skies and quickly started heading for the high 80’s in temperature. Despite the heat, we decided today we’d have some adventures off the hotel property. Since we arrived we have seen boats and other activity about 1/2 mile up the beach. We also frequently have seen hotel guests heading thatContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 4”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 2

สวัสดี (Sa-wa-dee) (hello) We promise not to do as much Thai language in our posts from Thailand as we did Spanish in Central America. It’s a much harder language and alphabet to learn but we are making a try of getting proficient in some of the common words travelers need. Most of the people workingContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 2”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 1

4 of the 5 Adventurers awoke early this morning (2am local time) but Mom was resolved to get onto a more accommodating sleep schedule. After reading for about 90 minutes, “lights back out” was declared. Surprisingly, all were soon asleep until after the sun came up which wasn’t too bad for our first day ofContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 1”

Travel to Thailand; Day 2

After barely making our connection at JFK, we settled into our 12 hour flight to Doha. Honestly we were hoping for a little less adventure on this second travel day and we got it. A long haul flight in economy is not anyone’s first choice, but if you choose to do it, Qatar Airlines’ offeringContinue reading “Travel to Thailand; Day 2”

Travel to Thailand; Day 1

Today is the first of three travel day entries as we go from Leesburg, Ohio to Phuket, Thailand. We are leaving Jeremy Picklepants in Mamoh’s garage for the next few months so our launch point for this adventure is Cincinnati. We originally had booked this route for early November and we had two stops inContinue reading “Travel to Thailand; Day 1”

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