Friday, December 17, 2010

Must Love... Thailand

As previously mentioned my mother recently treated my sister and myself to a nine-day trip to refreshing Thailand. It was one of the most amazing trips I've been on and I enjoyed (nearly) ever minute of it.
We kicked off our travels by flying into the huge city of Bangkok. Flitting from market to market in tuk tuks, we drank $2.50 cocktails and indulged in $4 half-hour massages. We sun-baked and swam at our four-and-a-half star resort, eating poolside or getting room service.
One of our many tours took us to a war memorial where hundreds of Australians were lain to rest after the bridge over the River Kwai incident occurred around the second World War, before walking over the bridge itself. We nursed leopard cubs and got up close and personal with elephants, tigers and monkeys.
We then flew down to Phuket for a more beach-style getaway. Here we toured the biggest Buddha in Thailand, Old Phukettown, a cashew nut factory and even more markets. One day we took a day trip to Coral and Raya Islands where we sun-baked, swam and snorkeled out over a nearby reef. Other highlights included horse riding through the jungle and along the beach and attending a Ladyboy Cabaret performance at Patong Beach.
The people were very friendly and once they knew we were from Australia they all wanted to say "G'day, mate!" I'd recommend anyone to take a trip over - just be prepared to be asked if you want a massage, taxi, tuk tuk, tailored suit, designer bag or dvds a million times over.

P.S I've got the travel bug bad now!
Happy holidays,

1 comment:

  1. So lovely! I love all your photos, you all looked so beautiful and rested! x