TRAVEL DIARY: THAILAND

After almost 5 months I had no intention of making this a blog post but after going through the pictures and reminiscing about lazy days spent poolside, I figured, what the heck! Looking at the pictures definitely has me itching to start planning my next vacation but in the meantime a stroll down memory lane will have to suffice.

Julien and I were lucky enough to get away for 10 whole days in February...sans Bubs - it was amaaaazing. We missed him terribly, of course, but it was so nice to be able to have this experience as a couple. We were in Thailand for a total of 8 days - 3 days in Bangkok, 1 day in Phuket and 4 days in Khao Lak. We knew we didn't want the stereotypical Thailand itinerary of beach and party so we rented a car in Phuket and ventured off the beaten path. 

When I left I imagined I would be able to get so many photos of me looking chic in vacation wear but, alas, it was not to be. On the first day I attempted to wear makeup and literally five minutes out the door it was sliding off my face. So for the rest of the trip I went makeup free and just allowed myself to completely relax and be immersed in the experience.

I seriously fell in love with Thailand - the warmth of the people, the food, the ancient history made for an amazing cultural experience and I can't wait to go back! So, without further ado, for your viewing pleasure, Thailand 2016 :)

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 We took the skytrain everyday while in Bangkok

We took the skytrain everyday while in Bangkok

 We had some crazy tuk tuk rides! 

We had some crazy tuk tuk rides! 

 Car seat: Optional

Car seat: Optional

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 Yummy shrimp in Chinatown

Yummy shrimp in Chinatown

 Gorgeous views of Patong

Gorgeous views of Patong

 Big Buddha was very big!

Big Buddha was very big!

 Views!!

Views!!

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 Trek in one  Khao SOk National Park  - the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world!

Trek in one  Khao SOk National Park  - the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world!

 I look like I've been walking for hours but this was actually at the very beginning of the trek :(

I look like I've been walking for hours but this was actually at the very beginning of the trek :(

 We were very wary of animal exploitation but were so happy to see these darlings in their natural habitat

We were very wary of animal exploitation but were so happy to see these darlings in their natural habitat

 Views!!

Views!!

 Sea gypsy or Moken island

Sea gypsy or Moken island

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