Phi Phi Islands.
These are just a few of the words that came to mind when I thought of Thailand, before my husband and I embarked on a two-week honeymoon journey (after a very, very long flight).
I don’t know how I could possibly write down all the things we did and experienced in one blog post, so I’ll let these photos speak for themselves!
Green Bay to Chicago to Qatar to Chiang Mai for a little bit of culture and beautiful architecture at our hotel, Rachamankha Boutique Hotel: lhttps://www.rachamankha.com/?page=home
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Hanging out with the elephants during our first excursion… feeding, bathing and playing with these intelligent animals…
(yes, I felt like a tool in these clothes lol, and very sweaty)
After 3 nights in Chiang Mai and trying to recover from the 13-hour time difference, we flew to Phuket then ferried to the island of Koh Phagnan for the Full Moon Party at Haad Rin Beach!
Our very cool hotel: Le Palais
Very interesting people-watching at the huge beach party. Check it out: Full Moon Party
Then we sweat our booties off at the Koh Samui airport where our flight got delayed twice. When we finally got to Koh Yao Yai, our home for 6 nights, we were greeted by the very hospitable resort manager and given a tour of our villa. We ordered room service and collapsed into bed. Where there was air conditioning. We loved air conditioning.
I mean, come on!! Right?!
Have you ever showered outdoors before? It’s pretty cool.
Had to get that infinity pool photo that I see other Instagramers snapping…
Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a day excursion to the Phi Phi Islands….
Isn’t it magical looking?!
Fun Factoid: the movie “The Beach” with Leo DiCaprio was filmed here at Maya Beach.
And, since it was our honeymoon…romantic candlelight dinner on the beach with a dude playing guitar and a woman beautifully singing Bryan Adams.
90 degrees with 82% humidity, I’m sorry, but it can be quite unbearable at times. We were ready to come home to our furry son and work! But first, we had a short tour of the Grand Palace in Bangkok and dinner at a riverfront restaurant…
The middle pic is where Bill and Hilary Clinton would stay when they visited!
Landed in Green Bay at night, Friday March 1, slept from 2am until 5pm the next day! Slept my whole birthday away! lol Then we slept all day Sunday as well. Someone told us you don’t get jet lag when going to Asia. I’m here to say they’re very wrong!
Thanks for checking out my blog, hope you enjoyed the photos!
Oh, and to answer the initial question at the beginning of this post, “Sawasdee kaa” is the greeting Thai people use. With palms together and a slight bow of the head, it can mean Hi, Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening. 🙂