Wednesday, May 21, 2014

thailand outfit post: yellow tropical print tank, green khaki shorts, sandals

Inspiration - Asos

After four days in Bangkok we took a short flight down to the island of Phuket where we stayed in a place called Patong Beach. It's an intense mix of beautiful natural scenery, miles of seedy shopping stalls, beautiful five star hotels and a mix of normal & sleazy nightlife. There were huge numbers of tourists from Europe, Australia & Asia and we were surprised when we were told it was actually the beginning of the slow season. I can't even imagine the busy season. Maybe I'd describe Patong as a little bit like Key West on crack? I think "intense" is the perfect word.

We did a bit of hotel jumping throughout the ten days we were there. The picture below is the patio of our room at the Millennium Resort. We had fancy pants 2 hour couple massage for about $60 US each. Um, yes. (Little massage places around town would have hour massages for about $9 US.) It was totally amazing.

One afternoon we decided to do a local elephant trek. It was so cool seeing such huge animals up close. We got to feed them lots of bananas and get a 'hug' from the baby. Too cool. Today's outfit is what I wore for the trek. 

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Some Patong pix:
 
Patong Beach sign.
 

Soi Bangla. Main nightlife drag similar to the Bourbon Street in NoLa or Duval Street in Key West.

 
Hotel pool
 
 
Baby elephant giving me a "Wet Willie". The tip of his trunk was as dexterous as a finger and he stuck it right in my ear!
 
 
Elephant trekking with the hubby.

2 comments:

  1. I cannot believe you got to cuddle with a baby elephant! SO jealous!!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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    1. It was cute. And then he sneeze a bunch of snot on my husband. And it was hilarious. :)

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