Just Go Challenge: Thailand Pt. 1

When Kevin and I got married we made a bucket list for our life together. We both believe that life isn’t something you should sit back and let happen to you, rather life is something you should get out there and proactively experience. As we surveyed our carefully-crafted list, it quickly became apparent where our priorities lay: in traveling as far and as often as possible.

Just three years after “I do,” I found myself on a plane to Bangkok, ready for the greatest travel adventure of our marriage (so far).

We spent our first few days in Bangkok. The following were my favorite parts of this leg of the trip:

 

My first meal in Bangkok

My first meal in Bangkok

Amazing street food (fried bananas for the win)

Tuk tuk rides (a small motorized cart for 2-3 people, much more efficient than pedi-cabs if you ask me)

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha): not photographed because of strictly guarded rules against picture-taking while inside. It is the most sacred temple in Thailand, after all.

 

The Reclining Buddha

The Reclining Buddha

We then departed Bangkok for the second leg of the trip, which the avid beach girl in me was most looking forward to, Koh Samui. Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s many islands. We stayed at a resort where I enjoyed time poolside, beachside and in the spa. We also had a beautiful dinner on the beach. Note: I would not normally indulge myself in spa treatments, but because of the exchange rate, the spa became a suddenly affordable luxury. Hello, lemongrass oil massage, yogurt facial, steam room and Thai massage!

Dinner on the beach

Dinner on the beach

More about the Thai experience to come later!