I have always imagined myself traveling to foreign countries, seeing how the rest of the world lives, taking in their cultures food, art and beliefs. Of course when a friend moved to England I thought well here we go my itch to do these things were going to flourish in my first trip out of the US.
Granted I have been to Mexico before but traveling across seas is an experience that is beyond words.
I have earlier posted about my trip to London and Paris, one which I will never forget. With out fail my need to see more of what our earth has to offer was in full bloom.
My brother in law had a friend visit and stay with us for a week and when upon leaving he said whenever we wanted to come out to Bangkok we would definitely show us around.
How could I refuse?
I set forth in researching all the places I wanted to see while visiting. The Grand Palace, watching an ancient lantern festival called Loi Krathong, shopping, eating and of course heading out to an island.
First here the Grand Palace was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
Koh Samed Island, not too far from Bangkok. Breathtaking display of natural life and how many untouched many parts of our planet there are.
Every woman’s and yes some men’s dream, shopping, shopping and more shopping! You can find everything from high fashion to dollar goods. Truly and great place to spend some money. I could go back purely to shop!
How could I leave out the fires show while on the island. By far the most /dangerous thing I have ever seen in my life. These guys take playing with fire to another level. Totally would be illegal in the US. Loved every second of it!
For a bit I thought wow that was a great show and low and behold it was only the warm up. They than brought out 18 guys and put on a show I could never have imagined.
A MUST SEE when on an island in Thailand!
I could go on and on but trust me this is a beautiful country. I will leave you with traditional offering to the Buddhist monks along with a breathtaking Bangkok Sunrise, enjoy.