After two hours of class, four loads of laundry (yes, four), groceries, errands, and photo loading, I eagerly pressed "new post". Blog time. But wait, where to begin?! I could dedicate each and every photo (over 200) to a post of its own, from our boat ride to Monkey Island, snorkeling at Kai Island, swimming at Phi Phi island, The Four Seasons, Tuk Tuks, Thai dining (which will get a post of its own), and the locals. Every photo frames an emotion, discovery, memorable meal, or bewildering observation.
Instead of attempting to dissect my vacation day by day, moment by moment, I'll do my very best share the highlights, beginning with Bangkok.
We arrived in Bangkok around 9pm. Customs was friendly and the airport was packed! After a 25 minute taxi ride through a congested and lively city, we arrived at paradise, The Four Seasons. The Four Seasons welcomed us with fruit, smiles, and a gorgeous room (with quite possibly the most comfortable in the world).
Every morning Alex and I would workout, eat breaky, and then explore the city. I wish I took photos of the breakfast spread because it was to die for! I typically had a bowl of muesli with rasins, sliced banana, and soy milk as well as a plate of fresh papaya and pineapple, and pot of chamomile tea. My belly was full, happy, and well sustained for a full day of explorations.
I'm not the best with directions, let alone maps, so Alex was the chief navigator. I was the photographer and everything else girl ;)
We took the public ferry to the Golden Palace and saw many things along the way..
silly band and told him the same in return.
Since Nadine lived in Bangkok last year, we were able to get some inside tips and must-sees. We took her advice and went to JJ Market, Mo Chit. This market covers roughly 35 acres of land with over 15,000 stalls. It's massive and a little overwhelming. I'm actually surprised Alex and I didn't get lost!
Bliss...but then we flew to Phuket. Double bliss?
I hope you all had a wonderful week and Easter holiday! Happy May! It's good to be back ;)xo