A friend of mine is going on a 3 month vacation traveling to Mexico, South America and Thailand. This past weekend she had a bon voyage party. She's only 24 so she has the luxury of taking a little work hiatus (lucky) and packing her bags to embark on a experience of a life time. I'm so envious *sigh.
Last year I was fortunate enough to go to Phuket, Thailand with some friends. This time no hostels ;) we traveled in style and stayed at the Marriott Hotel & Resort thanks to my friend who has a time share there. Since this trip, one of my goals is to travel out of the country every year. But since I am a little low on the funds (um like $0 for travel right now, not to mention a somewhat hefty credit card balance that I need to pay off) don't know if it's going to happen in 09. Right now I may have to settle for a trip down memory lane.Phuket, Thailand Spring 2008
Patong Beach on Phuket. This is where the tsunami happened a few years back. So sad. They have rebuilt everything since. There were signs that said "If a Tsunami happens run for the hills".
So many Thai people on scooters. Even as many as four on one. Even little kids and babies. They must be reading the Britney Spear's parenting hand book ;p
This was my signature hair style the whole time there. It was so hot and humid, I didn't even try to do my hair.
Right outside the hotel there was a man with an elephant. Isn't it sooo darn cute! It was dancing. Don't laugh too hard at the fanny pack we were going for a hike that day. I know it's totally dorky :)
Check out the speedos!
We took a boat ride (got totally sea sick) and found some monkeys. People were feeding them bananas and watermelon.
#1 place I really really want to go to: The Greek Isles: Santorini and Mykonos
photo by lpinseel via flickr
photos by lpinseel via flickr
Doesn't it look so beautiful there? I love the architecture, the white buildings and the splashes of color. It's so quaint.
I recently saw the movie Mamma Mia and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (I admit it) and fell in love over and over again with Santorini.
Oh, I better start saving! What countries are on your "must travel to" list?