Trip Report


Trip Report

My first solo trip, Magic Thailand

A trip full of experiences and adventure

by gio gioAbout Me:Hi there, I´m Jorge a young boy in my early thirties, A Madrilenian born and bred. I moved to Dublin (Ireland) fourteen years ago, I just came to learn English for the Summer...well...fourteen summers later I´m still here, I guess there... read more

Thailand30 days / September - October 2015

Highs & Lows

Thai street food is the best food ever.

Not easy to get off the beaten path

Itinerary Overview

This trip is a classic, Thailand is one of those countries for first solo travellers. Thailand means, the land of the smile. After visiting some other countries, I can state that this is totally true.

I flew from Madrid to Mumbai and from there to Bangkok, I arrived to this 24/7 extremely busy city on mid September, Moonsoon and low season, even though, I I found myself surrounded by a tone of tourists and travellers from all around the world.

After the first three nights in Kaoh san Road, I needed a quieter place and against all odds, I found a very nice place, for a better prize (10 euro), and better installations, very quiet place and still in the heart of Bangkok.

I spent a week in Bangkok, visiting temples, markets, parks... theres much to do and see. Night time in this city is also caothic, messy and fun, you won´t get bored.

My next destination was Koh taoh, a paradise for divers. I stayed in a bungalow facing the sea for ten days for about 13 euro a night. Good deal!

I took my Open Waters course in Koh Taoh and is one of the best experiences I´ve had in my life, I also met lovely people and I was amazed with the nature of the Island.

I headed up north trying to get off the touristy itinerary, It´s not easy in thailand. I arrived to Pai, a beautiful hippy small town fullfilled with good energy. Pai is also a good starting point for routes, hikkings and exploration.

I ended up renting a scooter bike in Pai and riding all the way down the Thailand and Myanmar borderline, through the Thai jungle crazy roads to Khlong Wang Chao National Park. Only Thai tourists I found here, and not many.


  • 6 Nights: Bangkok
    If you go to Thailand, Bangkok is mandatory
  • 10 Nights: Ko Tao
    Paradise for divers
  • 14 Nights: แม่ฮ่องสอน
    Starting point for a bike route along Mae Hon Son

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Nothing at all

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    No issues or problems

  • How was the food?

    Street food, any market you go you´ll find decent food

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Explore Thailand

  • Packing tips?

    The less the better

  • Transportation Tips?

    HItchiking its possible, Tuktuk, Mototaxi

  • Any surprises?

    Thai people is extremely kind

  • Booking details?