Why You Should NOT Explore Caves in Phuket

Caves are known to have creepy critters like bats, spiders and snakes!  So when we signed up for the Simba Sea Trips tour in Phuket, which included cave exploring, I thought this may not be a good idea given my severe case of arachnophobia (I don’t do spiders).  Thankfully my excitement for sitting on a secluded beach outweighed my fear so I was on board!  (Spoiler Alert: It was the most adventurous trip I’ve ever been on and I would absolutely do it again!) Continue reading “Why You Should NOT Explore Caves in Phuket”

Bangkok (and a crazy tuk tuk driver)


“I take you anywhere you want to go for 1 baht!!  Where you go?”

As we were walking to a metro in Bangkok, Thailand a tuk tuk driver sped up to the side walk barely stopping before he jumped out and chased us down saying he could take us anywhere we wanted to go for 1 baht.  That converts to about 3 cents in USD…unheard of!  We kindly told him no mostly because he seemed crazy and because it sounded way too good to be true.  After several unsuccessful attempts to dodge him we figured we’d give it a try. As expected, there was more up his sleeve.   Continue reading “Bangkok (and a crazy tuk tuk driver)”