I have always imagined myself traveling to foreign countries, seeing how the rest of the world lives, taking in their cultures, food, art and daily life. Of course, when a friend moved to England, I spent a few days visiting her and I thought, “well here we go”! My itch to travel more overseas instantly flourished 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. You must experience it first hand. Granted I realize not all trips are wonderful and yes like most travel you need to be cautious. But lets be real, thats life people!
I earlier posted about my trip to London and Paris, one which I will never forget. With out fail my need to see more our earth has to offer was in full bloom.
My brother in law had a friend visit, he lived in Bangkok. He stayed with us for a week and upon leaving said whenever we wanted to come out to Bangkok we would definitely show us around.
How could we refuse?
I set forth in researching all the places we 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.
Yeah, not to many events but this is the couple that stuffed in a helicopter ride, catamaran cruise and snorkel trip in a three day trip to Kaua’i. As you can tell we do not shy away from a busy itinerary on a vacation.
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.