thailand – a tropical paradise (and a giveaway)
When I look at my journal entries from Thailand, they look like a string of ridiculously luxurious pleasures:
Coffee, snorkeling, cocktails, fresh seafood, fresh mango, fresh pineapple, reggae, sun sun sun, sun burns, sun cream, aloe vera, scuba diving (like flying under water), massages on the beach (every single day), long tail boat rides and speed boat excursions past small tropical islands jutting out of azure waters, sun rising, sun setting, moon rising, island hopping, beach combing, cocktail sipping, reading, spicy-salty-sweet-sour thai food, red wine, jack johnson, 80’s ballads, waves crashing into white sand, adorable hermit crabs, the sound of cicadas, the sound of tree frogs, mai tais in pineapples, other juicy drinks with flowers and umbrellas, soft evening breezes, cooking classes with big mama Mai shouting keeeeel it every time she crushed garlic with her cleaver, pick up truck shuttles with a massive beefy German man taking passenger’s suitcases and plopping them on the roof like they were 2-lb bags of apples and CCR blasting out of the speaker in the corner and the tough German man singing along to Born on the Bayou, and the two tanned French boys smoking fags in the back, crystal clear water, fruit smoothies, iced coffees, walking around in a bikini and fishermen’s pants (all day, every day), sea breeze and hammocks, Christmas lights and people wearing Santa hats on the beach and sending wish lanterns in the sky, bbq prawns, bbq fish, bbq corn, dinner with my feet in the sand, ceiling fans, warm thai hospitality, a visit to an amazing animal welfare sanctuary (where I wanted to adopt every single dog and cat), the way the ocean looks like silver tinsel under the full moon, beach bars, bamboo huts, 1-year anniversary celebrations, late night swims, more massages, more cocktails, more sun, more relaxation.
And the truth is, that’s what it was. You’ve seen it in all the brochures, all the travel magazines, the Blockbuster sensation The Beach. A tropical paradise, quoi? I didn’t write much the entire week I was there. Girl was too busy lying on the beach, sipping cocktails (which I think you’ve gathered) and swimming all day long.
The tan is starting to fade and it’s February in England and I think we all agree that we could use a day on the beach so today, I share with you some sunny, tropical photos. You are welcome.
P.S. Also! I just realized this is my 300th post, people. Holla! I think this totally deserves a giveaway. So leave a comment and let me know what your favourite honeymoon photo has been so far (anything from India or Thailand) and I’ll pick a lucky winner at random at the end of the week and SEND THEM THAT PHOTO. Good times, yes? Can I get a woop! woop!
P.P.S. This P.S. was sponsored by caffeine. Keeping the girl silly since 1993.