June 23, 2011

 February 2009

I left the busy and humid streets of Bangkok for Phuket. I needed the sea, sun, and fresh air to welcome me before my 25th birthday. I started planning my birthday get away months before and I was freezing cold in Toronto. I was feeling miserable and I wanted to be totally selfish and travel for a month. I somehow made it happen but not without a lot of skepticism from friends and family on how I was going to survive. I have to admit, I was scared but at the same time the excitement took over me and I tried to just enjoy everything.

It only took me an hour to get to paradise from Bangkok.

My first order of business was going to the beach and enjoying a nice cocktail. I walked from one end of the beach to another and got severely sunburned. I was a lobster!
The beach in Phuket is gorgeous! I rented a sunbed for 200 Baht for the whole day. I bought some street food to munch on and grabbed drinks at a nearby sand bar. I did not move for hours. I just wanted to relax and enjoy the beach.

The best decision I made was staying at a much quieter side of Phuket. My hotel was close to the beach and restaurants. I only have to walk for a couple of minutes to enjoy great food.

my lobster face after getting sunburned that day
entering food coma!

At night, I enjoyed drinking a lot of Mai Tai's and eating a lot of different seafoods. I love love eating seafood and I had the freshest fish, mussels, etc in Thailand. It was heaven for me until I got allergies! Anti-histamine to the rescue. I am never leaving home without it.

A lot of the restaurants have fresh seafood in containers with lots of ice on display so you can pick and choose your meal. You can have it cook any way you want. I don't know how I even managed to order food while my servers were speaking Thai to me.

I will have more food photos soon and more stories from Thailand.

*photos taken by me and A


  1. I am loving your holiday photos, you look so happy, relaxed and tanned! :)

    I love that photo of the tourist parachuting, how cool that would be, and also scary for me haha.

    Have a good weekend love. ♥

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  2. wow i'm so jelaous it looks an AMAZING!
    very cute blog!!
    i'm following you by google friends hope you'll do the same if you'll like mine :)
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  3. i love the photos.. i want to go tooo!! :)


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