Robbo’s Amazing Thai Adventures
We were delighted to have the chance to speak with Studio 10 roving reporter, David ‘Robbo’ Robinson about his recent adventures in Thailand travelling with Thai Airways International, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Insider Journeys. Over seven days and nights, he explored some of the most scenic parts of the country as he journeyed through Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Doi Inthanon National Park and the beaches of Koh Kood, Koh Kham and Koh Rang.
What were your favourite foods / food experiences in Thailand?
The food was one of my favourite parts of Thailand. From the amazing Pad Thai to the green mango – I loved everything and I never left anything on my plate!
What were some of your favourite destinations or most memorable experiences in Thailand?
Snorkelling and exploring the beautiful waters of Koh Kood, ziplining above the Thai Jungle, walking through the clouds 3000 metres above sea level on Doi Inthanon and navigating the exciting night markets.
What surprised you most, that you weren’t expecting?
At every single turn in Thailand there is something old and new that comes together and it’s often breathtaking. At one moment, you can be soaking up the rich history of the many temples and the next getting the best bargain in the world at a bustling market.
Based on your recent trip do you have any recommendations for different types of travellers specifically couples, families visiting Thailand?
Just get out and explore – Thailand never fails to surprise.
Robbo sampling the Singha
Where to next? Will you be back to Thailand and what you would like to do when you visit again?
I would return to Thailand in a heartbeat! It’s quickly turned into one of my favourite places to visit. I would love to explore Phuket next time.
Robbo’s Itinerary at a Glance
Robbo’s route showcased treasures beyond the well-known city and beach destinations. He first travelled north to explore Chiang Mai, a city famous for its history, culture and unforgettable wilderness. Next, on to part of the Himalayan mountain range, the breathtaking Doi Inthanon National Park which is home to evergreen forests, extraordinary waterfalls, interesting flora and fauna and two chedis (stupas) dedicated to the King and Queen’s 60th birthday anniversaries.
He stopped at the beautiful eco-mountain village of Mae Rim, for a thrilling trip through the treetops and jungles, with a combination of Zip lines, abseiling, sky bridges and forest walks suspended high up above the valley floor. He then headed to the majestic untouched island of Koh Kood, which offers pure peace and tranquillity with its emerald waters, white sand beaches tropical rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls and traditional village life, and on to see the abundance of marine life at Koh Kham and Koh Rang before heading back to Bangkok.
For those who are keen to explore Thailand and follow Robbo’s footsteps, we’ve developed a private travel itinerary including his trips highlights, starting from $2,250pp* twin share. International return Economy Class flights with THAI from $657pp*.