Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thailand by Rail

David, Sara, Anne and Gary in front of the Bangkok to Chiang Mai train

The prospect of a 15-hour overnight train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai on the overnight train was a bit daunting.  But in first class it was such a fun experience that even my mom enjoyed it!!  The bar (a bucket of Singha beer) was located right next to our seats, which made socializing with the other ten travelers on our tour very easy!  After dinner the crew came through and made up all of our beds - what service.  In a way, you could say that we slept in the bar that night.

It may not have been the best food or the best night sleep I have ever had, but waking up and pulling back the curtain on my bed to see northern Thailand was something I can't do everyday.  A few quiet moments watching the world pass by were the perfect start to what would be a very memorable day in Chiang Mai.

Sara and Gary on our carriage of the Bangkok to Chiang Mai train

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