And it’s over, my one and only week of holiday this summer. How bittersweet. In order to not despair I’ve decided to make a little summery of my trip!
I finished work a little early, grabbed a taxi to the ferry pier and hurried home to grab my language and my man before getting taxi number 2 to the airport. I live on the same island as the airport so it’s super cheap and convenient to book a taxi when going. At the airport we met up with Sarah who was taking the same flight as us. Apparently we had to wait on the airplane for an hour before we took off. Fortunately, I was sleeping as soon as I sat down so I didn’t notice it much.
It’s a 3 and a half hour flight to Phuket from Hong Kong and we landed around 1am. In Phuket we had taxi number 3 waiting to take us to our hotel. We didn’t get to bed until 3.30am and I can’t with word describe how wonderful it was to finally lay down on that rock hard bed.
🎼Dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun!
Can you guess what song that is? Yes, the wedding song! It was time for Emma & Greg’s wedding! I never really been to a wedding before so we were very excited! Me and Nathan spend the day walking around Kata. It was a bit of a mixed bag regarding the weather. We went from this:
To blue skies in about 10 min. The blue skies photos seem to be non existent though so just trust me on that one.
Once we had passed lunchtime we went back to the hotel to get ready. Nathan tried desperately to find a iron somewhere since his clothes had gone a bit wrinkly, but failed the task. I don’t think anyone noticed though.
Our friends were going to pick us up with a taxi on their way to the venue but because of some language barrier this also failed. Nathan was annoyingly positive over the situation and said with a confident strong voice “let’s just walk!” It was hot. I had make-up on my face. Heath+make-up=pool of brown/black/pink mess on my dress. And on top of that, if we walked we would definetly have been late. You can’t be late for a wedding!
Just when I was about to sit down on the street sulking like a 3yr old, a tuk tuk came and saved the day!
We arrived in time! And the wedding was beautiful! Just look at her!
The ceremony was moving, funny and cleverly written. I really enjoyed it, thank you so much for having such an amazing wedding!
After the ceremony me and Nathan took some
stylish photos at the beach.
The food was amazing, it was a buffet and they had so much that I could eat! They even had glutenfree bread! When we got to the desserts, the waiter brought out a selection of glutenfree options that almost made me cry of happiness. People are allowed to cry at weddings, right?
That tray of heavenly treats were just for me. #goals or whatever the young people would write.
The newly wed couple did the traditional cutting the cake activity in a quite untraditional way.
With a sword. I love their style. And speaking about traditions, guess who caught the bouquet?
Ok fine, it kind of got handed to me. Still counts. Right?
Since we don’t seem to like sleeping in or resting to much, we woke up at 6am and got on a boat to Phi Phi island. We slept most of the way to be honest, but luckily I woke up just in time to get some views from upper deck before we landed. Landed? You know what I mean.
We spend about one hour in Phi Phi. I had some very spicy food and a very delicious ice cream.
And then we got on an other boat to Koh Lanta. Once there, we stayed in a really cute bungalow with walking distance from Long Beach.
We bought some essentials like sun tan lotion, water and snacks before going to the beach where we had food and chilled. As you can imagine, we felt a bit rough at this point.
Time to explore the island! We rented a scooter and cruised around for hours!
At one point I needed to go to the toilet, and we entered something that at first looked like a restaurant but turned out to be a quite fancy hotel. The toilet was great and since the pool was just there, basically begging us to jump in, we had a swim before continue our journey.
There’s lots to see and do on Koh Lanta. We stopped by at this super cute little jewellery shop:
I was more impressed by the house then the jewellery, isn’t it increadable? The guy build it! We also passed a rubber tree forest!
We adventured around until the evening, which we spend playing cards and eating delicious food down at the beach again.
Time for some booked activities! After breakfast, we had a tuk tuk to pick us up and take us to the ferry pier. There waited a speedboat. We met a wonderful Norwegian family on our way there who we spend most of the day with! Both parents and the four daughter’s had a great sense of humour and such a caring personality.
We did 4 islands in a day. It included a pretty near-death-experience boat ride, snorkelling for pretty fish, a life-changingly delicious lunch, bare feet cave exploring and adorable monkey feeding.
Here’s a ton of pictures.
I don’t think I ever been happier then when the monkey say next to me, having a snack. I even got to stroke her. Love.
Fire up the oven! I’ve already written about this day in a previous post, and I don’t have that much to add. Except a quote from the cooking teacher.
I didn’t know if I should laugh or run. I laughed. It seemed to be the right option.
I’ve blogged about these days already, just wanted to add a little moment when we were on our way back to the hotel at night and we met 5 kittens.
They were so cute!
Thank you Thailand. I’ll see you again one day.