Seable has been on an incredibly exciting mission for the last 3 weeks to our new destination; Thailand.
The team from Seable that went on this journey was myself Emma, Holiday Tailoress and CEO Damiano La Rocca. We set out on this trip with one mission…..TO COME BACK WITH AN EXCITING ACCESSIBLE HOLIDAY THAT WE CAN OFFER TO THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMAPIRED. I, myself could not wait to get started and show all that we had to offer upon our return.
ASo here is our story of our trip to Thailand:
Arriving at Heathrow airport, we sat and went through the incredible itinerary that Nutty adventures had sent us. They are the fantastic company that are going to show Seable what Thailand had to offer as an accessible destination.
ABOUT NUTTY’S ADVENTURE
Nutty’s Adventures brings together a mixture of high-quality cycling tours, mountain treks and river-based adventures throughout Southeast Asia.
Their philosophy is to minimize the environmental and social impact of tourism activities, whilst providing opportunities for visitors to responsibly contribute to the well-being of the local communities.
Nutty’s Adventures is a new style of tour operator and a specialist in CBT, Community-Based Tourism. Nutty‘s Adventures offers all types of responsible travel, green eco-adventure activities and volunteer work holidays.
Specialize in Community-Based Travel (CBT) that allows tourists to have a closer connection to local people while directly experiencing their lifestyles and cultural traditions.
They are a tour operator situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, and their well-trained English-speaking guides will provide you with remarkable experiences that you’ll be talking about for the rest of your life. Nutty’s Adventures offers a wide variety of 3-day excursions and we also love the challenge of organizing unique tailor-made tours for the individual needs of families, charities, businesses and tour groups.
So, as you can see in the last sentence, ‘they love the challenge of organising unique tailor-made tours’ and here at Seable we love everything unique tailor-made for our clients. We set off on our 13-hour flight with anticipation of what was to come over the next three weeks. We flew with Malaysia air and we both thought the flight was fantastic. Comfy seats, great food and a brilliant entertainment system including so many audio books/films, the 13 hours flew by-literally.
Arriving in Bangkok, it was 9pm there time and we were excited to drop our bags off and see what the city centre had to offer; and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was electric with many people fully enjoying what the street food had to offer. As did we, and we probably got carried away with wanting to try something from every stall. After tasting each delicacy, finally, our bodies were feeling the effects of travelling and we set off to our hotel to get some rest. We were staying in the Hotel De’Moc and it was lovely, big accessible rooms with a great balcony. Excited with the knowledge that the next day we started our adventure with Nutty and the team we said goodnight.
Waking up full of excitement we planned our day ready to meet a member of the team at 6pm. Breakfast in the hotel was great.
We wanted to check out Bangkok city in the day time, to see if it is something we can include into our trip for our clients. It did not disappoint-under the sunshine the little streets were wonderful, the smells of the food cooking in all the little street food stalls mixed with the sound of the street vendors, was something you must experience. There were also many stalls selling fantastic clothing for super prices and as a girl I can say that I took advantage of this situation and bought some lovely things, including some amazing trousers for only 100 baht-about £2.50.
We set off back to the hotel and waited eagerly to meet the team. Nun was the lady who would be spending the next 2 days with us. She went through what we would be doing for the next couple of days and told us what was a must-see in our last evening in Bangkok. We said bye and set off to Chinatown and personally it was my favourite evening in Bangkok. The atmosphere was electric with lots of people walking around the many streets of Chinatown. As we walked along, we tried food from as many stalls as we could and it was all so yummy. After we had eaten way too much food, we got a tuk tuk back to the hotel. Tuk tuk’s are fantastic for getting around the city quickly, inexpensive and a great experience.
Meeting Nun at 8am we had breakfast and then made our way to Bangkok train station. After a short wait, we boarded to train to Ayutthaya. The train was a typical Thai train, with big old seats, fans in the ceiling and had many people walking up and down the aisles selling food. We bought some mango and watched Bangkok pass up by as we travelled for 1 half hours to central Thailand.
Arriving in Ayutthaya we got in a traditional Tuk Tuk and went to visit Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. The whole place felt incredibly peaceful, with classical music being played through speakers throughout the grounds, birds singing and the sound of the water.
After the Palace, we took the tuk tuk to Baan Koh Kerd and had a village tour, trying out local delicacies and meeting the community. It was amazing to get to experience their way of life.
That evening we stayed in a Homestay that was located on the river. It was a very traditional house on stilts, that had basic amenities but was perfect for what we needed. The owner of the home made us a wonderful traditional dinner and we ate it on the terrace overlooking the river.
To be continued…..