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Please help me plan our Thailand trip!

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Outfit Details: Striped top and jeans are from the Who What Wear collection at Target. Vintage beret, Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, “Keiko” Bonlook cateye frames.

I am so excited about my upcoming trip: Kim, Tessa, and I are going to Thailand! I had tons of points built up, and was able to get Tessa’s and my roundtrip tickets for free, and Kim’s for a small fraction of the original price…so our biggest expense is taken care of. We’re there a little under two weeks, and our plan is to spend half the time in Chiang Mai and then fly to the Krabi airport, and probably stay in Ko Lanta. If you have any tips on where to stay, things to do (no elephant riding or posing with tigers, please, though we will be visiting the elephant rescue at Elephant Nature Park), places to go…please let me know! You can comment below, tweet at me @keikolynn, email me (keikolynn at gmail), or comment on my instagram if you have any info to share. You all were SO helpful in planning our trip to Tokyo, and I had the most incredible time, thanks in large part to all of your suggestions. I hope you can give us some good recommendations for Thailand, too!

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  1. Thats so exciting!! Two recommendations off the top of my head: Small House Kafe is an awesome place to hang out at the end of a long day, the owners are really great and they have adorable dogs. Also watermelon smoothies at any smoothie stand, it’s important. I hope you have an incredible time!

  2. I just returned from Thailand not too long ago, had a wonderful time. According to me visiting Bai Orchid farm and the temple of Wat Phra That should be on top of your list while visiting Chaing Mai. Have a wonderful trip.

  3. Ahhh Thailand is such a fun place to visit! When in Chang Mai, I ended up at the Elephant Sanctuary, who rescues abused elephants from being exploited in circuses, street performances, etc. The package that my friends and I did was a one-day hang out with the elephants, where we learned to feed them, took them on a trek through the jungle (while riding bare-back), and then bathed them in a nearby pond. It was so beautiful to watch how these animals bond with humans, which I think would be right up your alley!


  4. Hi Keiko! That’s wonderful, you’ll love Thailand, it’s a beautiful country! Since half of the time you will be in Chiang Mai, you should go to the catmosphere cafe- it’s a Star Wars/space-themed cat cafe, they have really good drinks & dessert there, all the while there a bunch of adorable cats around whom you can interact with!! It was fun, my friend and I enjoyed ourselves! You should also do the riverboat cruise in Chiang Mai, we went in the late afternoon and it was scenic and relaxing.

  5. That’s excellent!! I’m going to Koh Lanta next week! I already know we’re going to do a Thai cooking class at Time for Lime. I’ll let you know about what we find after we’ve scouted it out!

  6. A friend of mine taught in Seoul for many years and would travel to Thailand for vacation. It really made me want to visit one day, it looks so beautiful. I highly recommend the Phi Phi Islands, specifically Nopparat Thara National Park. If you ever seen that movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio, it was filmed there. My friend saw that move and visited and she said it was amazing. Her pictures showed that it’s just a beautiful, serene and breathtaking place.

  7. I love your outfit! I didn’t see the red striped shirt on the Target website, though. Is it something that hasn’t come out yet?

  8. Hi Keiko! I’m from Thailand, so maybe I can help. You should definitely visit some of the temples in Chiang mai, like Doi Suthep, and if you have time you should go visit the Botanical Gardens. Skip the village tours – it’s unfortunate but a lot of the hill tribe communities have been turned into tourist traps.
    Don’t miss out on Khao Soi, a northern favourite. Dada Kafe is also really nice if you’re looking for something healthy to eat.
    Have fun in Thailand!!

  9. Hey!

    Good luck and safe travels on your trip! I hope you and your friends have fun!

    What I’d suggest is you pack light clothes (like cotton shirts and pants) since it’s hot in Southeast Asia. Insect reppellant lotion, face towel, and bottles of water are always good things to bring, as well as a pocket umbrella (in case of sudden rain).

    I’ll post more tips when I can think up of more.

    Enjoy your trip!


  10. I am SO thrilled that you’ve already educated yourself and decided not to partake in the elephant tourist business. I spent a month volunteering at Elephant Nature Park many years ago and it is amazing! You still get to interact with the elephants but in a safe and healthy manner, not to mention learn so much and meet new people! I hope you do a blog post on your experience there…I try to spread the word the best I can but someone with a platform like yourself will be able to reach a much larger number of people…have a WONDERFUL time!

  11. I went to Chiang Mai two years ago and loved it. I wrote about it on my blog http://coffeeandcleveland.blogspot.ru/search/label/Thailand . We went to the Elephant Retirement Park and it was so great. The staff was so friendly and they have little baby elephants. One mother was actually pregnant when she was rescued. http://www.elephantretirementpark.com/ Also, I recommend a cooking class with Da http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1961657-d5953686-Reviews-Da_s_Organic_Farm_Hut_Thai_Cooking_School-Doi_Saket.html . If you plan to go you should do the lunch class. My sister and I were the only ones and it was like our own private show.