“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
I got a lot of weird looks and interesting questions when I talked to friends, family, coworkers, etc. about my plans to vacation in Thailand. There was a lot of “Why are you going there?”, “Black people don’t visit places like that.” and “What would you possibly want to see and do there?”. I’ve come to realize that traveling and exploring the world is not for everyone. A lot of people barely make it outside of their home state, so venturing outside of the States to Asia is beyond comprehension for some. While the Mr. and I got weird looks when discussing our travel plans, we chuckled on the inside and realized that our minds’ curiosity stretched far beyond our birth place, the neighboring cities and partying in Vegas every chance we get. The desire to explore, experience different people and cultures, and see some world outside of our “norm” is far more intriguing and satisfying….and we are “a okay” with that. 🙂
You cannot visit Thailand and not experience one of the many islands of Thailand. There are hundreds…yes you heard that right…HUNDREDS. While many aren’t inhabitable for people or are extremely small, there are several that are waiting to be explored. It was a little difficult choosing an island, but we decided on Krabi Island. It’s a pretty laid back island that isn’t as lively and vibrant as the more popular Phuket Island, but that didn’t take away from its niceness.
Krabi was an hour flight from Bangkok. After landing we headed to the Amari Vogue Krabi resort located on the deserted end of the island. I must say that the resort was BEAUTIFUL, but a little boring for our taste. LOL. There wasn’t too much to do on site at the resort and it was pretty dead after the sun went down. I guess I’m used to resorts offering more adult entertainment throughout the day and night. While Amari Vogue Krabi was a very nice resort, I don’t think it’s meant for those who are looking to do a little more than eat, sleep and relax. Nonetheless, the views and scenery was beautiful and breathtaking.
We decided to venture outside of the resort and take an island hopping tour of Phi Phi island, Phi Phi Don, Maya Bay, and Bamboo island. The tour included snorkeling, lunch, and sightseeing. This experience will also go down as one of the best experiences of my life. We had an unforgettable time. We swam in the crystal clear waters, roamed the beaches and islands, shopped, ate some amazing Thai food and snorkeled. Pure awesomeness!
I’d say we did a good job of exploring Thailand in the 8 days we were there. So, for those wondering what led us to Thailand….now you know! 🙂 I’d do it all again in a heart beat.
This was, hands down, one of the best vacations EVER! I’m not exactly sure where the wind will blow me the next go round, but I’m welcoming it with open arms.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of my Thailand adventure!