We have now finally arrived in Chiang May, a destination we both have been looking forward to for so long. It took us a while to get here, nut it’s so fun to finally be here!
Our travel day went very smoothly this time, and it took us about 12 hours to get here. We booked a train ticket through the website 12.Go.Asia, a website used for booking online transportation tickets. We have used it a lot during our travels here and it has worked great every time.
The train journey from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai took about 12 hours as I just said. However, we traveled with a so-called sleeper train, which meant that the train travels during the night and that we had our own beds on the train which was a lovely and comfortable change from all the uncomfortable bus seats. We really love to travel during the night. First of all, you do not waste an entire day traveling that you could have spent exploring. Secondly, you can sleep the whole way, making the trip feel much shorter. Thirdly, it’s not as hot and you don’t have to carry your bags around between pickup points in the heat. However, as always, they crank up the air condition on all buses, trains and flights here in Asia and it was really cold. Therefore, always bring a sweater and a pair of long pants to wear on such occasions.
Another tip for those of you who will be traveling in Asia. If you have connecting transportation and multiple layovers, make sure you have a couple of hours between each. Delays are extremely common in Asia and if you miss you connecting bus/train/van you will probably have to wait a while for the next ride. Sometimes you’ll even have to buy a new ticket. Better safe than sorry!
Our last sunset in Ayutthaya