08 May, 2014

A SLICE OF PARADISE, THAILAND


holiday in thailand

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer" I love that quote and I never feel guilty booking a plane ticket! One of my dreams has always been to travel to Thailand, I seriously love South East Asia, the culture, food and nature always gets me. Not to mention the weather is always a plus! So coming back with a tan, hundreds of photos and a bucket load of memories, Thailand did not disappoint. Even though the air is hot and humid and hits you the moment you leave the airport, the breath taking beaches, tasty cuisine and friendly people makes up for it.
 
My partner and I travelled to South Thailand to Phuket and visited Kata, Kamala, Kho Phi Phi and Patong. Passing through Maya Bay (where they filmed The Beach) has to be one of my all time favourite moments! Although the islands are very touristy, amongst the abundance of carved elephants and 'genuine' fakes, you'll see sights that will take your breath away. We were hardly ever pressured or heckled into buying anything or to dine in their restaurants, which makes a change from touristy towns. The Thai people were friendly and respectful and made the experience much more enjoyable.

So 2 weeks of sunshine, 33 hours traveling on planes, a scattering of mosquito bites, 1 crazy tuk tuk ride, a few interesting Thai massages, countless tom yum soups, freak rain storms and a whole lot of adventures - I can't wait to go back one day and explore more!

Hope you enjoy the photos :)
coconuts in thailand
Coconut juice for only a £1!
Refreshing watermelon and lemon shake
thai food in thailand
Seafood yellow curry and fried rice, pretty and delicious!
kho phi phi island
Walking through Kho Phi Phi
Caves and speedboats
Maya Bay, too stunning for words
Arriving at Kho Phi Phi - so many travellers
Beautiful clear waters and long tail boats
Big Buddah
Wishing bells
Feeding the elephants
Phuket Fantasea
Palace of the Elephants in Kamala
Bar in Kata Beach
The infamous Bangla Road
Sunset in Patong *sign* so beautiful

Have you been to Thailand?
 
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25 comments

  1. Lauren Parker8 May 2014 at 16:58

    looks so stunning! Would love to visit Thailand!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. amazing pictures! this is one place i would LOVE to go to xxx

    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Amazing pictures!! What a lovely trip, thanks for sharing! :) X


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  4. Hi Charlotte, yes you should definitely put it on your wish list! x

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  5. You should, it's an amazing place!

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  6. Thanks Siham, it's a beautiful place :)

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  7. Beautiful photos and a lovely quote at the start xxx

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  8. So pretty! Love your hat in the first picture



    Emma| With A City Dream

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  9. Amazing, love Thailand, your vacation looks so fabulous!! And the food, yum!! xoxo

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  10. SO HAPPY this post is up! Your photos make me want to cry - I've been missing the insane Thailand buzz of life since I left. Incredible photos as well - next time I go back I'll have to visit Kamala - how beautiful! I also miss those watermelon shakes like no other.


    Haha I can TOTALLY relate to getting eaten alive by the mosquitos and terrifying Thai massage experience. I did NOT expect a miniature Thai woman to jump on my back and beat me up when I booked a Thai massage lol! Such a different world out there. Can't wait to go back!!

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  11. Alecia Mariana13 May 2014 at 15:24

    Amazing pictures!! Looks beautiful!


    xx,
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  12. I know, love that quote :)

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  13. Thanks, it was an amazing trip! x

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  14. I feel you hun, missing that relaxed yet crazy lifestyle over there! There's so much to explore, really want to visit Koh Samui and Krabi next time.


    haha!! we went in for a relaxing massage and came out wincing in pain!! even the 'oil mssage' was pretty interesting ;)

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  15. Thank you Alice, I know I have the travel bug too :)

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  16. wow! It seems like such a lovely place. And the views are amazing! You took some pretty gorgeous photos!!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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  17. It really is an amazing place, so many beautiful views :)

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  18. This really looks like paradise!

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  19. OMG, what funny timing! Have definitely been realizing the "life is short, book the ticket" reality the past couple of weeks... so far all my planned trips are domestic but I hope to go abroad soon and I'll definitely be adding Thailand to the list. Also, the photos are just gorgeous!

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  20. I think it's great to have any type of getaway, I'm yearning for another trip as well!
    Thank you, Thailand is an amazing country!

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