Sending Flowers to Thailand

A few days ago I was approached by gogoflorist.com, a bouquet delivery service company based in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. They offered me to send a bouquet to someone in Thailand in exchange for a review on my blog; whenever I get the chance to send a bouquet of flowers for free, I’ll take it!

I could select a bouquet valued up to $85, so I hit their website and scrolled through the categories and ended up at the category popular. I decided to go for a classic bouquet of 12 red roses  — a statement of love as written in the description — for $79.90 delivery included. A standard price compared to other sites.

I choose to send the flowers to my mother-in-law with a short love greeting, and she received the flowers on the same day. That’s pretty impressive considering she lives in a small village in the middle of nowhere in Krabi Province 1,200 km from Chiang Mai. To be able to do this, they work with florists and contractors in all cities throughout Thailand.

10 of the Most Beautiful National Parks in Thailand

There are over 100 national parks in Thailand covering one-fifth of the country, some of which still have tigers and elephants roaming free. From the jungle-covered mountains in the north to the marine parks in the south, below are seven beautiful national parks I have visited followed by three famous parks yet for me to explore.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Nong Thale Lake, The Most Beautiful Lake in Krabi

Nong Thale Lake in the village of Nong Thale is quite off the beaten path 15 minutes north of the busy Ao Nang. The peacefulness during the sunrise is hard to beat anywhere in Krabi. While it’s not a tourist spot, it’s popular among Thai photographers — I’ve met photographers both early in the morning and late at night trying to capture the Milky Way.

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nakhon Si Thammarat in Southern Thailand

Nakhon Si Thammarat is the largest province in southern Thailand and compared to other southern provinces like Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi — which the beautiful Andaman Sea locates all — this Gulf of Thailand province has very little tourists. But with its interesting history, ancient temples and beautiful lush mountains, Nakhon Si Thammarat is one of the most exciting provinces in Thailand — and below I give you seven reasons to go.

1. The eco-friendly village of Kiriwong

A Visit to the Sunday Night Market in Chiang Mai

Something that is always mentioned as a must-do when reading about Chiang Mai is the Sunday Walking Street market (or just Sunday night market), and I can definitely see why. Stalls are lined up 1 km along Ratchadamnoen Road in the center of the old walled city with music and dance shows. Starting from 16:00 till midnight, Ratchadamnoen Road is always closed to traffic while the market is open.

The Platinum Fashion Mall in Bangkok – Thailand’s Largest Indoor Wholesale

The Platinum Fashion Mall in Bangkok is Thailand’s largest indoor wholesale with over 2,000 shops. If you like the typical Bangkok market but prefer air-condition, this is the place. On our last visit to the capital, I followed my wife to this enormous mall spread over seven floors separated into three zones, and after a couple of hours, I had to drag her out of the damn building. Below are some pictures I took.

Top Restaurants in Krabi – My Best Experiences

Although it can be nice to sit at one of the seafront restaurants along the tourist strips with a Singha beer waiting for the Tom Yam Goong to hit the table, I prefer going local. My best food experiences in Krabi has been in places outside the hustle and bustle serving genuine local food. I highly recommend trying at least one of these restaurants on your trip to Krabi, but count on paying more than the random sidewalk restaurant — it’s so worth it!

Bankolek Riverside, Ao Nang

Top Instagrammable Spots in Krabi, Thailand

It’s no secret that many travelers go to Krabi to boost their Instagram feed with beautiful shots of limestone cliffs that jut out both on land and into the sea. Below are the top instagrammable spots in Krabi that you simply can’t miss!

Koh Lao Lading (Hong Islands)