I don’t even know where to begin. With a 3 hour boat, 3 hours waiting, 9 hours on a bus, 24 hours in Bangkok, a 4 hour flight followed by a 9 hour flight, it’s safe to say the journey home wasn’t for the faint hearted and I had a lot of time to reflect about my adventure in Thailand. The past 6 weeks has been one hell of a rollercoaster. Overwhelming, hectic, crazy, mind boggling, the list goes on and on. From being at peace with the elephants in Chiang Mai to being drowned in Bali to weaving manically through the roads of Bangkok in a tuk tuk. I learnt a lot about myself this trip and whilst for some of it I wanted nothing more than my own bed and an English breakfast, I wouldn’t change one thing about my experience. For any of you going to Thailand or planning to go to Thailand, here are my best bits. Trust me, all of these are a must!
Ko Tao is everything I love about islands. Beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and crystal clear water. The only problem with Ko Tao is it is by far the most expensive place I’ve been.
So… I guess you can tell that the home sickness really got to me in Koh Phangan as I did not take one single photo on my camera there!! But I had some amazing nights out, most of which I remember and I’m looking forward to seeing how my disposable photos come out…
Yesterday evening we arrived in the beautiful Ko Samui. I was pretty dubious as to whether I would actually like it here as I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews. But it has exceeded expectations by a long way.
I can’t believe we have less than two weeks of our trip left! It’s gone so quick and slow all at the same time. What a whirlwind… Whilst dreading the end of another adventure, I am so excited to go home.
I have just spent the last two days in Koh Phi Phi… and I think this maybe one of the most beautiful islands I have seen yet.
Once again T and I were up at 7am for another day of adventures. We had paid B2500 (around 50 pounds) to go the Elephant Nature Reserve Park, one of the things I had been most excited about before leaving for Thailand.
After a day of doing completely nothing and a rather chilled morning today, Tierney and I headed to a traditional Thai cooking class taught by a kind man called Da.
After a 9 hour luxurious bus journey, Tierney and I arrived in Chiang Mai.
Our hostel was called Eco Resort which is absolutely amazing! (We have just moved hostels but Eco Resort is much much better!, I’ll do a post on all my accommodation at the end of the trip.) After quickly dropping off our stuff we took our and first Tuk-Tuk ride and headed to the Walking Market, which is a Night Bazaar that only happens on weekends.
When I asked various friends for their advice and opinions of Bangkok, most responses were “Bangkok isn’t that great, it’s just really overcrowded and dirty. You really won’t need much time there.” But for me, Bangkok has exceeded expectations and last night I was blown away by Bangkok’s beauty.