We will be travelling to Thailand from Australia on December 27th and plan to be in BKK (somewhere we know well) until about the 2nd of Jan. From there, we plan to catch the train up to Chiang Mai (the great unknown for us!) Our party will be 4 adults and 1 child. I have a couple of questions:
1. Should we have any problems securing tickets for the train around that time - I assume we can buy them from the station in BKK
2. We would like to try the guesthouse accomodation we have heard so much about in Chiang Mai. Can anyone advise on the likely availability in very early January - I see many do not take reservations in advance.
3. If you have any recommendations for guesthouses in the area I would love to hear them
4. We hope to get out to Pai as well - I have read in other posts about the mini van transport to get there from Chiang Mai, do they also have guesthouses and if so, can you nominate any good ones.
thanks all, in anticipation