Ever since I was a little girl I had wanted to visit Asia. I had felt this instant, and unexpected, connection to the continent, in particular to China. When I was younger my parents would catch me off guard humming a tone that sounded exotic, as if it came from the Far East.. I was consumed with thoughts of what China was like, and even took up Chinese calligraphy lessons when I was 6. It was a dream of mine to travel there, to immerse myself in their culture and to explore..
My family had raised me to be well-aware of the world, and as frequent travelers I have had the blessing to visit so many beautiful countries, such as Argentina, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Italy, the U.S, Mauritius, the Maldives and many others. We still hadn’t made it to Asia yet – it wasn’t the distance, as we had traveled far in the past, we just hadn’t found the right occasion to before. Until about a few months ago, after having heard endless recommendations from friends and otherwise, my parents announced to me that we would be visiting Thailand this December break.
I almost couldn’t believe it, I would be traveling to Asia for the very first time – and to beautiful Thailand no less! I simply love visiting the world; the thrill of discovering a new land is so magical, I wouldn’t trade that feeling for anything! I’m extremely thankful I’ve had the chance to visit so many places with my family, these moments are what make life so special. And so I wanted to take you on this journey with me, to visiting Phuket first and then Bangkok, which I will show you in the second part of my Thailand travel diary. I hope you are able to tell how beautiful this city is and how much culture it has.
From the moment our plane landed, I felt so much joy and excitement to just explore and wander. We spent the first few days (after a little jet-lag) relaxing in our peaceful resort, swimming, reading, spending quality family time together and taking a private speed boat one afternoon to the famous islands of Phang Nga Bay to see James Bond Island. Our little hideaway by the beach was wonderful and relaxing, but as soon as we got out into town was when I really felt like I was in Thailand! From riding the elephants to exploring the markets of Phuket Town, it was truly an amazing experience!
I hope you enjoy these photos, have any of you visited Phuket before? What did you think of it?