Last day in Bangkok

What does one do on their last day of a weeks travel across Thailand? I say treat yourself. We have really maximized each day, which is a lot to say when you’re traveling with a 4 year old.

After saying goodbye to our friends Josh and Jen, who had to catch a flight to Japan this morning, we checked out of our hostel and had breakfast at a little cafe. We decided to make our way to the river for a ferry to Ko San Road (really just to see what all the talk is about), but got distracted by a massage and spa along the way. We looked at our feet, dirty and tanned with flip flop lines. It was time for mani/pedis for me and Eliana and a Thai massage for Seth. Prices range from 150 baht ($5) for a pedicure to 300 baht ($10) for massage.

This I highly recommend.

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Ao Nang

We rented scooters and rode along the coastal town of Ao Nang today. Beautiful here; reminds me a lot of Santa Cruz, California. We spent the morning scouting out a resort to treat ourselves with. Once we found one, we cooled off in the pool, had an amazing Indian dinner and did a little touristy shopping.

Tomorrow is our last day in the south so we’re thinking of trying to squeeze in some snorkeling and perhaps check out the elephants in Krabi. Then it’s back to Bangkok!

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Bangkok, Thailand

We arrived in Bangkok late Saturday night and met up with our close friends Josh and Jen at the hostel we booked. We treated ourselves to some Mexican food because this city has everything! (And coming from Bogor, we were feeling a little oppressed.)

A good nights sleep, hardy breakfast and we were off to the train station to buy some tickets south to Surat Thani for the following day. We managed to wrestle down second class sleeper tickets, which was a relief because we’ll apparently be traveling with the full moon party crowd.

We spent the day in Bangkok riding tuk tuks, longboat ferries, and sky trains. We met up with Seth’s cousin Yosi and his wife Emma for lunch and ended up spending the day exploring the city together. We bought fresh squeezed mango juice and cooled down with ice cold towels while listening to some chill music in the middle of the Jujarak market. A fancy dinner by the Temple of the Dawn on the water was the perfect end of the day.

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We’re going to Thailand!

We bought the Lonely Planet Thailand book over the weekend. With our track record (we bought the LP Indonesia book in 2004), that meant we had to buy tickets. After a bit of research, we took the plunge.

The biggest bonus of all? In only a few months, we get to see some of our favorite people in the world. In Thailand. On The Beach. And we are STOKED!

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