Travel Log: Thailand & Its Island
It was about 2 years ago when I visited Thailand. On my itinerary were its capital Bangkok and one of its breathtaking islands, Koh Samui.
I left in December 2012 for Bangkok, met up with family at the Bangkok airport and then took a short 30 minute flight to the island. I welcomed 2013 there, which was one of the greatest new years I’ve ever had. The weather was such a plus point as compared to the bone piercing winter of Delhi. As soon as we were done with check in, we headed straight for lunch and then for the well known Thai massages at one of the many small spas. The massages became part of my daily routine, and I especially loved the ones on the beaches in the shacks under the sun.
I devoured pad thai and shrimp tom yum day in and day out. My evening snacks were Nutella filled crepes and some crunchy seafood bites. The nights always ended with long walks along the lively and brightly lit streets with a stop at the ice-cream shops which seemed to become a ritual.
I also took some time out to visit the cultural sites on the island. These were all the beautiful Buddhist temples located close to one another. After my 5 day vacation in Samui, I left for Bangkok where I spent an entire day in the capital city of Thailand just shopping and roaming around the city. I also made sure I visited the famous Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha) which is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It’s located within the lush green gardens of the Grand Palace, the architecture of which is bright gold and shades of greens, reds and blues. The mirror and marble work is phenomenal and the entire vibe is overwhelming.
The 5 days I spent in Koh Samui felt rather short, as did the 2 days in Bangkok. It’s a country I’m definitely going to visit again. The weather is great, the food is one of my favourite cuisines and the people are extremely helpful and warm. It’s culturally rich and maintains a great sense of nightlife as well. It’s a perfect holiday destination because it fulfils ever purpose of what I like to do on a vacation.
Thailand is a must-see place on my map. Take a look at all that I’ve been talking about:
Have you ever visited Thailand? Tell me which your favourite holiday destinations are and I’ll add them to my list!