3 must-see Temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand JetSettingFools.com

3 must-see temples in Chiang Mai Old City

Chiang Mai, Thailand is a sprawling city that was first established in the late 13th century. The historic Old City was once a walled city with gates and a moat for protection. Designed as a square, the layout features a grid of roads and numerous sois (alleys) connecting them.… Read the rest


Southeast Asia Travel Budget and 6 Month Budget Review JetSetting Fools

Southeast Asia travel budget (and six month budget review)

Sticking to our budget is key for traveling long term, so we’ve limited ourselves to an average of $100 per day for accommodation, food, drinks, public transportation and any miscellaneous costs that pop up (and they always do). The only thing that takes precedence over the budget is whether or not we’re enjoying the journey.… Read the rest


Koh Lanta Sunsets JetSetting Fools

Koh Lanta sunsets: A photo essay

We’ve spent two weeks on the west coast of Koh Lanta and have watched the sun set over the sea every single day. Sometimes we recline in beach loungers and sip on cocktails made with fresh juice, other times we grab a few beers from the corner market and plop down in the sand.Read the rest


Long Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand JetSetting Fools

A look at Long Beach, Koh Lanta

After being in Koh Lanta for more than a week and only leaving Klong Khong Beach once (to go on the Four Island Tour), we decided it was high time to check out another stretch of sand. Not too far to the north of us is Phra Ae (Long) Beach, which, as the name implies, is a lengthy beach, capped with rocky hills.Read the rest


Daily Life on Koh Lanta, Thailand JetSetting Fools

Daily life on Koh Lanta, Thailand

We’ve eased into our little slice of beach heaven on Klong Khong Beach just fine. Our rhythm of quiet mornings, afternoon swims and beach sunsets is as soothing as the ocean itself. Boredom isn’t looming, as we are still intrigued by daily life on Koh Lanta.… Read the rest


Four Island Tour from Koh Lanta, Thailand JetSettingFools.com

Four Island Tour from Koh Lanta, Thailand

Several large monoliths are scattered in the Andaman Sea just off the coast of Koh Lanta. Some are sheer rock, others have small beaches along the edge and a few have swimmable caves. The reef that lies just below the surface is a feasting ground for fish and offers fantastic snorkeling spots for sea-loving humans.Read the rest


Life on Koh Lanta Thailand JetSetting Fools

Life on Koh Lanta: A typical day

Long-term travel definitely has its benefits, one being the ability to slow down and take our time to get to know a destination. That is exactly what we are doing as we live the life on Koh Lanta. It didn’t take long after we arrived to settle into the slow pace of island life.Read the rest


Visit Koh Lanta in the Low Season Thailand JetSetting Fools

Visit Koh Lanta in low season: Where to stay, How to get there

After spending two weeks in northern Thailand in the city of Chiang Mai, we headed south to the islands. There are heaps to choose from; Phuket and Koh Samui are more popular and commercialized, but we were looking for something a little more quiet and local…and we found just that in Koh Lanta.… Read the rest


Chiang Mai Trekking Trip Thailand JetSetting Fools

Chiang Mai trekking trip

Daytrips from Chiang Mai can take tourists trekking in the forest, zip lining over the trees; to see elephants, tigers, or butterflies; to hill tribes, nearby towns or faraway temples and can be booked for a half day, full day, two or even three days.Read the rest


Buddhism in Chiang Mai Thailand JetSetting Fools

Signs of Buddhism in Chiang Mai, Thailand

It would be nearly impossible to visit Chiang Mai without noticing the strong connection the residents have with Buddhism in Chiang Mai. Besides all the temples, almost every house, shop, café, hotel and even street corner has a ‘spirit house’ where daily offerings of food, drink, flowers and incense are placed for loved ones who have passed away.Read the rest