Khao Yai: An easy family weekender from Bangkok

Situated about three hours from Bangkok is the beautiful Khao Yai National Park. Here you can find wild elephants roaming (well at least you will find steaming piles of fresh poo meaning they had to be there somewhere), wild monkeys at the scenic overlooks begging for food from visitors, cobras (or at least the big sign that says “cobra crossing”), leeches, waterfalls, and much more.

It had been a while since we had left Bangkok and my body was craving fresh air or at the very least the lack of the nasty smell coming up from the khlong that is so pungent I can taste it in my mouth as I walk home. We rented a car for very cheap from Sixt rental off of Soi 24, packed up the bag and the toddler and took off during the holiday weekend. The traffic out of town wasn’t bad when we left around 9:30am and as soon as you were out of the city you couldn’t help but notice the lack of gray smog hovering in the air. Freedom!

What to do

We had an idea of what we wanted to do during our time in Khao Yai but nothing was set, we wanted to go with the flow. Here are the fun family activities that we did during our stay.

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Bangkok Girl Blog Guest Post: Sukhumvit Wife Syndrome


A while back I had written a satirical piece for a local expat magazine about being a Sukhumvit Housewife. The article was never used so I thought my friend Anna might like to have it on her very popular blog: Bangkok Girl Blog!

Check out my post here. 

It is meant to be funny; very tongue in cheek. Some lady on Twitter didn’t understand my sarcasm and thought my write up was super (insert expletive here) bratty. Needless to say, others enjoyed it and I hope you will too.

SEEKing the next big adventure before the big 3-0!


I didn’t picture Bangkok for my life or that of my little family. I was hesitant about Bangkok at first but couldn’t imagine my life without it at this point.

Bangkok allows for many new adventures, experiences and opportunities. There will always be new cultural and travel adventures and making new expat friends from around the world but the biggest adventure has been the chance to try something new with my career path (and not worry about losing the house).

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WP&E: The Oriental Expression at Maggie Choo’s


Life is all about connections. Who you know will get you further than what you know a lot of the time.

WP&E is the leading Women, Professionals and Entrepreneur networking group in Bangkok. They were looking for a photographer to help with their shoot and I had a new friend, who I had previously reviewed his restaurant Cinema Winehouse for BKK Events (read the review here) refer me to the woman in charge, Sam. I had told Sam that I was just an amateur photographer and had only done street and travel photography. I had never worked in a studio before with lighting. She said that was ok! She encouraged me to give it a shot and I am so glad that she did.

I took around 1,100 photos that day and with the help of the lovely ladies at the makeup studio; I was given a lesson in shadow boxes and lighting. It was a great experience and the photos were used for the events advertising, which will take place tomorrow night.

Click here to see the photos taken!