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Country number 5, Thailand is now complete. In total we spent 3.5 months here in three visits.
The first, see Thailand Part 1, we visited backpacker central in Bangkok, went to see the bridge over the river Kwai and the nearby beautiful Erawan waterfall at Kanchanaburi and also the sin city of Pattaya.
The third, we saw the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, spent way more than we should have in the markets of Bangkok, relaxed at Prachuap Khiri Khan (see post), did diver training at Koh Tao (first time, second time), recovered in Koh Phangan, looked after 22 animals in Koh Samui and briefly visited the Andaman town of Krabi.
Overall we enjoyed the majority of the time here, and we got to do some really cool and interesting stuff but we think we spent too long here over all and we could have easily missed out on a few places but conversely we also did not spend long enough at the dog sanctuary, I still miss those doggies, luckily we get regular updates from Francoise!
Would we go back? Yes- definitely to Koh Samui to see Francoise and the animals, Koh Tao for some more training, Chiang Mai, just because its a nice place to visit and Krabi to go to the islands for more diving….