Thailand, Travel

The Best Of: Thailand

The Best of Thailand

Oh, Thailand, how I miss thee.

Cities visited: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Random Jungle Roads on a Motorcycle

Thailand will always be special to me unlike any other country can be. It was the first country I visited outside of the US (I’m not counting Canada because it’s like “America lite”- sorry Canada). Landing in Bangkok, Thailand immediately rocked my world.

Out of everywhere I visited, I spent the most time in Thailand. I literally left the day that my entrance stamp expired. The customs officer even commented on it – I told her that I wanted to stay as long as I could! I love Thailand! She smiled.

Thailand and I had a lot of firsts together. I visited my first cat cafe, taught English even though I didn’t have a college degree (and hated it), tried all kinds of interesting foods, took a cooking class, bathed baby elephants, saw more temples than I needed to, took my first sleeping train, rode a motorbike through the jungle, and ate crazy amounts of Pad Thai.

I also sweat my ass off EVERY. DAY….. WORTH IT!

Thailand was the perfect way to enter my travels into Asia, making Thailand one of the best of the best!

Photo viewing recommendations: If you’d like to view the story behind each photo, click on the photos and look through them like a slideshow. The story is in the captions!

I know in my heart that someday I’ll return to Thailand – I would even consider living there. Next time, I’ll appreciate it even more. In contrast to the other countries I visited, the Thai people were the nicest, the food the most delicious, and the fruit the freshest.

In the meantime, I’m trying to live as Asia-like as possible! Even at this moment, I’m wearing my ‘Aladdin’ pants I got from Thailand. Now, off to make some Pad Thai….I don’t care that it’s three in the morning!

I’m so excited to be bringing you the “Best Of:” series. I love looking through these photos, re-living all these experiences, then sharing them with you. Next week, we’ll be seeing the Best Of: Laos!


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    September 18, 2016

    I love all the cat pictures! All the pictures overall, of course, but the kitties are my fav. It looks like such a neat place with nice people, glad you had fun and were safe 🙂

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    September 19, 2016

    I loved Thailand as well! Great pics!

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    I am dying to see Thailand in person!! great photos 🙂

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    Rachel G

    September 19, 2016

    I’ve been to Chiang Mai and Hat Yai, just for a little bit. I’d love to visit Thailand more one of these days. Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your English teaching experience! We’re in our 3rd year of teaching English abroad–and for me, I’ve found the perfect job. I love English, I love it like crazy, and I also love the creativity of teaching and building relationships with students and acting like a clown and seeing things connect in their minds–and hearing reports of how their grades have improved. I even love teaching grammar and vocabulary for SAT prep–so I’m glad I’ve found the perfect role. It’s not at all for everyone, and it’s no way to get rich, at least not where we live, but I’m glad I get to do it.

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    September 19, 2016

    Thailand! I haven’t been there in ages but I really like visiting! That’s awesome that there’s a cat cafe there and hooray for cooking classes! (I adore Thai food. <3) Great photo highlights! :]!

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    September 20, 2016

    I love, love LOVE Thailand. It’s like my second home. The people, the food, the beaches. Just amazing.

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    Hazy Lights

    September 21, 2016

    They don’t wake up till 11? Sounds like the place to be! Great photos as always.

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