The last time I traveled to Thailand was the last time I was intoxicated to the point where I couldn’t sleep for a couple hours. Normally I can contain my alcohol, but seeing a friend for the first time (since Las Vegas) in Chiang Mai (famous province to the north); and also it being Christmas Eve, it was that time to rock it out!
One-day trip. A Christmas breakfast that involved the best banana pancakes in Thailand, a lunch with a couple folks while I was repping a flashing reindeer stocking, and an almost-missed flight because I decided I wanted to see the ‘Doi Suthep.’
However, since then….why travel in Thailand when you can go to Bali or the Maldives, right?
Here I am in a pinnacle moment that it’s either stay or head to Central America. So, to burn off some of the steam and step-away from all the noise, I decided to head to a place like no other.
Toilets Outside Bangkok = The Best
I’ve never seen toilets quite like these. It’s funny because the beautiful, newly built slate of shops are at the back of the parking lot while the typical 7-11 and pitstop is in the front. For people who don’t like walking an extra 20 meters – you’ll miss a remarkable, and I mean a REMARKABLE glimpse of the worlds best public toilets.
I was contemplating whether or not I should upload more of the photos from the trip, but it would be alot of scrolling (lol) for you guys, so I’ll just talk about it on my podcast and you guys can tune into my twitter (arseniobuckshow) and see some of the photos I took yesterday.
In saying that, after heading down dozens of miles to this place called Kanchanaburi, we stopped at a local Steak Burger place that was sitting roadside in the middle-of-nowhere. What was so nice and odd about this place was not only the modern jazz music, but the cacti. That was the first time in my life I saw those spikey-thorned plants in this country. The entire vibe was great and I’ll have to write a blog or so on the places I ate at.
Finally, after what seemed like a half-a-day, we arrived at this ultimate retreat. It was tucked off in a very narrow alley-way, paved with dirty and covered by trees. While we were driving through, I just felt like it was a horror movie. We were inching little-by-little with our eyes wide-opened, hoping nothing would go wrong. At the front of the gate, a girl rose up from her hammock and instructed us to drive through the gates. Following that, a man on his motorbike guided us to the rocky parking lot where a lady greeted us, hauled our bags into this two-wheeled cart, and walked us over to reception.
Upon checking in, it was SURELY FORESTY. I had no idea it would be of this magnitude, though. Frogs, birds, bugs of all kinds, big wooden seating panels everywhere, bungalows tucked away everywhere and even a three-story one that featured rooms on every floor. The seating area/breakfast area overlooks a gorgeous river and you can hear chatter off in the distance. Ahhhhh…just wonderful. The room, as spacious as it was, was pretty nice. I mean it’s going to be a battle with bugs in the outer area (bathroom), but for the most part, the place was pretty legit and well-worth the price.
The waterfall was absolutely GORGEOUS! That was the first time I’ve ever been to one, and it was at no additional cost (because Thailand has a tendency)! I sat under a waterfall for the first time in my life, and it was exquisite! Just feeling energy piling on top of my head and hearing people cheer and laugh around me….life; at its very finest!
Story of being followed and a little bit more is in the podcast down below!