Thailand was different for us.
We've been trying not to move around too much within a country, opting instead to pick one or two spots and stay put so that we can have downtime, save money and really get to know the place.
But for Southeast Asia we were keen to travel over land as much as possible so we started in Johor Bahru in southern Malaysia and headed north all the way through Thailand and then east into Laos. We did settle for five weeks in Malaysia, but were more ambitious for its northern neighbour. We moved eight times in 30 days while in Thailand and were busy most days.
It was quite the adventure!
We learned Muay Thai in Koh Lanta, swam through a cave to an enchanted-looking beach in Krabi, participated in a musical comedy cooking show in Bangkok, stayed up late and hung out in a jazz club in Chiang Mai and picked up elephant poop at a sanctuary in Chiang Rai. We had a wonderful visit from LJ's aunt and uncle, learned to speak some Thai, slept in hostels and on trains, and ate loads of street food.
We're now exhausted and chillin' for a while in Hoi An, Vietnam. I'll fill you in on our time in Laos soon, including our incredible two-day slow boat ride down the Mekong River.
But first, I'm going to catch up on some sleep.
In the meantime, here’s a look at a moment from each of our 30 days in Thailand.
And scroll down for more info on where we stayed, how we travelled and what we did.
Thailand with kids
Where to stay in Thailand
Koh Lanta Yai
Lanta Nature House (booked with Agoda)
Lanta Andaleaf Bungalow (booked with Agoda)
Baansuan Nateen Farmstay (booked with Airbnb)
T Boutique Hostel (booked with Booking.com)
DP House (booked with Booking.com)
Elephant Valley (booked via email)
Ban Mai Kraden Hostel (booked with Booking.com)
How to travel through Thailand
To Koh Lanta Yai (from Malaysia)
To Ao Nang
To Chiang Mai
To Chiang Rai
What to do in Thailand
Koh Lanta Yai