Highlights from Phuket, Thailand

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In the summer of 2017, I traveled to Thailand. I had no expectations or plans. I just relaxed, ate good food and enjoyed the Rainey season....

Here is my journey... 

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Clear water, blue skies... 

The Sound of water can bring the most perfect peace...

 

Love At First Sight... 

 

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When bae can't keep his trunk off you...
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I felt a strong sense of peace...

A magical peace that made me feel like everything was going to be ok and that I was in the right place, at the right time!


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The Phi Phi Islands...

The Phi Phi Islands are located in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the western Andaman Sea coast of the mainland.

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There are six islands in the group known as Phi Phi...

Ko Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Lee are the largest islands...

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One of those monkeys jumped on me.. 

I screamed like a bat shit crazy woman......

It was quiet embarrassing!!!!!!

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That monkey stole that bottle of Pepsi....

He drank it like it was a Hennessy on the rocks....

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"Be like a turtle....

At ease in your own shell!"

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Purple Mangosteen

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White potato soup

Pineapple plants in the country side of Phuket

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Where I Stayed

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TheMalika Hotel

Old Town Phuket

The Malika  Hotel is a gorgeous quaint hotel, With lovely spacious rooms. The hotel staff are extremely nice and pleasant and offer great advice about the must sees in Phuket!! They offer a lovely breakfast and you can book excursions through the front desk if you don't want to haggle on the main area of Bangla Rd. The area of old Phuket Town is very quiet and relaxed. You will be within a bike ride or walk to many restaurants and the 7-11 convenience store. The hotel is extremely cheap and safe for the solo traveler!

The only con: The Malika hotel is too far from the main attractions of  Bangla Rd and the beach.

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Photos from The Malika Website

Photos from The Malika Website

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The Sathon Hotel

The Sathon/Silom district of Bangkok

I ABSOLUTELY loved this hotel!!!!!!!!

As a solo traveler, I was skeptical about using airbnb alone in a foreign country, but I truly enjoyed it! The staff of the Sathon were amazing! Very nice and friendly! The cleanliness of the room was great and they cleaned it every time I left! The location is truly a plus! There are restaurants , bars and clubs within a 10min walk. Also, most of the huge malls are less than a 20 min Grab taxi ride away.

Photos from The Sathon Hotel Airbnb page

Photos from The Sathon Hotel Airbnb page

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THINGS TO KNOW WHEN TRAVELING TO THAILAND....

  • Its incredibly cheap!!! The dollar goes very far in Thailand. You can have a luxurious stay for the low low!...

  • Thai massages are EVERYTHING! But are not for the faint heart! You will turn into a pretzel! 

  • Wear sunscreen even if you are melaninated! The salt water combined with the sun had me looking dried, cracked and dusty!...

  • Liquor is cheap... Drink till your heart and liver are content..

  • Is it a lady or a man!?!?! Who knows!?!

  • Thailand's Thai food is different from the states... I didn't like it...

  • The fresh fruit taste like heaven..

  • The rain during their "rainy season" wasn't bad at all. It didn't stop me from enjoying my time!

  • Haggle at the excursion stalls on Bangla Rd, You can get a lot of the excursions for a cheaper price than what is offered on their flyer.

  • The Grab Taxi app is like Thailand "Uber"