Lopburi to Sukhothai Thailand Over-Run by Crazy Monkeys

After exploring Bangkok and Ayutthaya – we decided it was time to continue heading north and check out the ‘crazy’ city of Lopburi (which was apparently over-run by crazy monkeys) before heading up to the wonderful Sukhothai. Watch Episode 2 in which you get to see Sofia learn the fine art of Thai cooking up in Chiang Mai and also enjoy a nice relaxing thai massage.

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Why People Visit Thailand Again & Again

Only a year has passed since we last visited Thailand, and in a few weeks we’re already going back for more – Thailand is a country that people either love or hate, and regardless of which, nobody leaves without an opinion. Many of the people I know have either never gone on holidays to Thailand, or they have gone at least twice. There is something captivating about the country that makes people go back again and again, some even make a habit of it when they travel – and fly to bangkok for that little kick, that spark, before moving on. Why do people love going back to Thailand? We all have our own reasons – here are some of mine.

Why People Visit Thailand Again & Again

Why People Visit Thailand Again & Again

The Beaches

You only need to look at Tripadvisor’s latest “award” for the best beach destinations in Asia 2012, and you’ll get my point.

7 beach destinations out of 10 on the top list were located in Thailand – if you want long, white beaches, clear turquoise water, coral reefs and cheap bungalows right on the sand – Thailand has it. Many people have been going on Phuket holidays year after year, but are now starting to look around for more options – which there’s plenty of (and yes, there are still many secluded beaches!). Personally, I wish there were a few beaches with good surfing, but I guess you can’t have everything … 😉

The Easiness

Lopburi to Sukhothai Thailand

Lopburi to Sukhothai Thailand

It almost seems like every new place I travel to reconfirms the fact of just how easy traveling around Thailand is. In many of the cheaper countries we’ve been to, getting around has been a huge hassle and very limited – in some places you can only choose between private taxis or taking horrific overcrowded and slow public transport. I don’t expect it to always be easy and smooth, but from our experience you have a good range of options in Thailand. You can go third class if you like, but the VIP First class buses are cheap and awesome as well, and knowing that you have the option makes things so easy. Things like Wi-fi connection is another thing that hotels in Thailand seem to really get, where in other countries in Asia it’s near impossible to find.

The Food

I won’t say that I enjoyed all the food in Thailand, but there are a few favorites that I have longed for many times during the past year; the curries in northern Thailand, the banana pancakes, the typical fruit shakes, the fresh warm corn waffles from local street vendors, pad thai, mango sticky rice etc … :p

The Prices

I was often surprised by how much cheaper accommodation was in Thailand compared to many of its neighboring countries, and the wide range of street stalls everywhere makes it super easy to grab a cheap snack or meal. The cheap prices is one of the main reasons why Thailand has become a good base for digital nomads, where you can live cheaply and have more money left over to spend on building up your company. Besides, when we looked for an apartment in different places around the world, we often found that you got more for your money in Thailand – maybe you spend the same, but you live a lifestyle impossible for that same price in Europe.

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21 Responses to Lopburi to Sukhothai Thailand Over-Run by Crazy Monkeys

  1. Jane February 3, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    what a great video, those monkeys really look like they are having alot of fun!

    • Sofia - As We Travel February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

      thanks! yeah they were up running around from dusk till dawn, having a blast 😉

  2. Cyprushotelss February 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Cheap Cyprus HolidaysAwsome video specially those monkeys, In whole Asia thailand is the best place to see.

  3. Anthony February 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    We can really relate to walking everywhere. It is the story of our lives aswell. Love those crazy monkey’s too!

    • Sofia - As We Travel February 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

      Awesome, I find that walking gives a different experience when traveling.
      The monkeys were pretty crazy, a little scary when they started chasing you 😛

  4. Anonymous February 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Awesome video! The monkey with he mohawk looks so cute! The temples look amazing.

    • Nathan - As We Travel February 4, 2011 at 4:10 am #

      Thanks! yeah some of those monkeys were cute, others tried to attack us – not as crazy place as some people online said – really worth checking out for at least a day.

  5. daniel February 4, 2011 at 3:50 am #

    In the future I’d recommend that you not auto-play your videos. you should give users the choice and ability to play your clips. Both my wife and I have unsubscribed from your RSS.

  6. Brad February 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    great video guys, really cool to see other travelers out there sharing these things on camera. how many more are you going to be doing?

    • Nathan - As We Travel February 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

      Hey Brad – thanks for that, yeah we feel its a great way to share who we really are with our readers – not just using text but also letting other SEE us travel.

  7. Anonymous February 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Loving the videos guys, picture are great but being able to hear and see whats going on is even better.

  8. Shawn February 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    haha oh those monkeys are crazy, but also look like fun!

    • Nathan - As We Travel February 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

      yeah Lopburi was an interesting place, great for a 1 day stop-over and a few monkey picture 😉

  9. Anonymous February 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Those monkeys look cute but I suspect they are the vandals of the animal kingdom – dig the gold nail polish too – I’m getting some of that to keep up with what all the hip buddhas are wearing

  10. PokerNomad September 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    We did the other way around early this year: Chiang Mai, Shukotai,Lopburi, Ayutthaya,  Bangkok, and Ko Phagnan. Just discovered this site, nice vids.

  11. Anonymous December 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Beautiful! What camera are you using?

    • Sofia - As We Travel December 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      Thanks! We’re using a Canon 550D, it works pretty well :)

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