In July 2012 we started our first major travelling trip together and we started it in Thailand. Both of us had been there before–both of us to the islands and limestone cliffs, but on our trip together, we spent time in the capital of Bangkok and up north in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.  We loved the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the bustling street of Khao San Road, the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak, the zip-lining and lush jungle in Chiang Mai and the incredibly disturbing White Palace in Chiang Rai.  I will always remember Thailand for the best soup I have ever eaten in my life: from a street vendor in Chiang Mai.  I dream of this soup.  Seriously, go there just to eat the soup. The Pad Thai’s in the whole country are memorable as well.  A great place to travel and start your South East Asian adventure.