Sunday, December 26, 2010

Phuket, Thailand!

Hello everyone!  Merry Christmas and I hope you all are having a blessed holiday.  

I have been in Phuket, Thailand for a few days!  My friend Emma and her family and friends were already coming to Thailand so they were kind enough to put me up in their 5 star hotel room.  We are staying at the Hilton Arcadia Phuket Resort and Spa.

I planned my itinerary to Thailand because I could not pass up that opportunity and I was already traveling through Asia.  

I have been to 4 countries in the past 1 1/2 months. It's just been overwhelming to experience so many cultures, languages, cuisines, religions, people and places back to back.  It's fun, exciting, invigorating, thrilling, adventurous and educational while experiencing fatigue, homesickness and sometimes sadness all at once. 

My emotions have been all over the place on this trip and my mind has reflected on so many different aspects of my life.  From thoughts and memories of my mama and missing her to what path shall I take next in my career and other future endeavors.  This is my first Christmas without her so I am fortunate enough to be spending it with friends.  I am blessed.  

1 hour thai massage on the beach $400 baht ($13 US dollars)  freshly cut coconut juice $50 baht ($1.50)

shrimp pad thai $170 baht ($6 dollars) 

My first attempt to boogie boarding! 

My friends in Thailand

Ginger and pepper scallops

Thai green curry

 traditional thai dances

 Coconut Ice Cream 


  1. Thailand looks so fascinating. My next foreign trip will be thailand. I loved everything u have written here.

  2. Looks wonderful! Don't forget to pack an Asian baby or two in your bag on the way home! I will take them!! LOL! Merry Christmas. I miss you love ya, xoxo Nancy

  3. I'm sure your emotions are all over the place, it's a lot to take in.... Through it all it appears you're are having a wonderful once in a lifetime experience, so just go with it.. Stay safe!!