Imagine being greeted at your hotel and taken to the southern shores of Koh Samui. You board your own private long-tail boat and are transported to a remote island. Of course this is all atop the most beautiful blue waters you will ever see. You stop in a perfectly remote location to snorkel a bit and have the entire reef to yourself. Then you move on to another island, where a gourmet lunch is served, just for you! Okay, now you are listening. Let me tell you about our experience.
You guys know me, and my general aversion to trying new foods. Well, I think I’ve turned the corner. I’ve recently become acquainted with Indian food, and I have to say that I’m becoming a fan. While we’re in Koh Samui, we found a fantastic place if Indian is your proverbial cup of tea. The restaurant is Noori India and they provided a memorable dining experience for us.
Wow! What a complete treat. We have been traveling for a long time and as you know we love our western food. I was a bit worried about what we may or may not find on Koh Phangan, as we had never been. We stayed on the northwest side on a small beach named Haad Yao. And how lucky were we to find Crave!
She did it! Just a reminder for those of you just joining us. We set out on an Adventure333 (3 Generations, 3 Months, 3 Countries+). 3 generations (my 72 year-old mom – Gma Bev), to cover 3 countries (Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia), in just 3 months (November, December, January). Our amazing Adventure333 has come to an end and Gma Bev made it all the way!
Announcing the Wagoners Abroad Restaurant Review Week! As you know we are a full-time traveling family and we like to eat! We have always shared our accommodation choices and living expenses with you all of the time. Now it is time to share with you where we eat, but only our favorites!
We arrived into country number 3, Cambodia, on January 3rd. This was very exciting for us all. We were thrilled that Gma Bev was still backpacking along with the rest of us. This was her trip of a lifetime and she was doing well. Of course, you should know her by now, there is never a dull moment with Gma Bev around. Nope there is an extra layer of adventure and excitement, so let me share with you her shenanigans in Cambodia!
Adventure333 (3 Generations, 3 Months, 3 Countries)
We are going to mix things up a bit this time and share our expenses with you in a different way. We usually go by calendar month, so I will share that info with you. I also think there is some use to viewing the expenses within one country as well, so I will add that too.
There is one thing we have noticed the more we travel, we love making new friends. We lived in North Carolina for 12 years and had a handful of people who weren’t just the work or neighbor friends, but good long-lasting friends. In some cases it took many years to slowly cultivate those friendships. Then we moved to Spain and in no time we made those same deep friendships. In some cases we felt even deeper connections with the friends we made in the 2 years we were there. What we didn’t know was that we could make even more friends in just a few months in Chiang Mai. Continue reading
When researching our options to travel from Chiang Mai to northern Laos, there were a few options to choose from. We could take the 22+ hour bus journey (14 hour bus to Vientiane, Laos, transfer and then hop on another bus for 8 hours to Luang Prabang). We could fly or we could do the bus and boat combo. Each option came with its pros and cons, but much thought went into what was best for our family. Oh and don’t forget, for this portion of our journey, my 72-year-old mom is moving along with us. Continue reading