Our trip has come to an end

After 3 weeks of traveling, our trip has come to a close. We spend our last night in Bangkok on the Kings Birthday. Our departure, you could say… is bitter sweet in many ways. We don’t want to leave but also can’t wait to have our own bed and see our pups. We have experienced so many things in 3 weeks, way more than I thought we would. There were highs and lows, but experiencing them is what makes the memories. Michelle and I both agree we wouldn’t change any of the choices we made. Without the bad experiences, the good ones wouldn’t have been as good as they were. The culture and diversity from the two countries we visited was truly amazing; from snorkeling in tropical islands of Koh Tao Thailand to playing Frogger in the fast paced city of Saigon Vietnam, I feel like we did it all.

We traveled a ton on this trip, not staying anywhere for more than 3 nights. With that amount of traveling, it took energy, time and money. Put it this way, we will be in Bangkok international airport a total of 5 times by the end of this trip. Having said that, we saw many towns and cities by boat, plane, both road and water taxi’s, tuk tuk’s, foot, scooters and trains… we used every transportation resource we could to get to each destination.

We have tons of photos but wifi was hard to come by in many of the places and we had to pay for it most times (if it even worked) so we will share the photos when we get home. We have some good ones so we are excited to share.

I’d like to say it’s back to reality tomorrow but truth is, I think we are leaving it. We both won’t forget this trip, we learned a lot and had a blast!!

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Horse lamps and leg whippings.

So to begin our 4D movie night of the new Hungry Games, we relaxed next to a horse lamp in one of the nicest theaters I’ve seen. Yes, that’s a horse lamp. Not to mention, everyone was in suits and cocktail dresses treating a movie night as an anniversary dinner. Yes, Michelle and I both rocked tank tops and flip flops to counter the occasion. Then off to the movie… It was an experience that is only offered in Asia and maybe Europe. A movie where the seats move to the action of the movie, mist is shot in your face to give water affects, smells to heighten the olfactory system, wind turbulence, and back of the calf lashings to really put things things into perspective.

Movie was terrible in my opinion but the experience was memorable.

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Rest & Relaxation

Checked in to a beach resort last night in Koh Samui to get some well need R&R. Spent two nights in Koh Tao enjoying the beaches, snorkeling and sunsets. It’s an amazing island with crazy snorkeling right off the beaches. Ventured to remote beaches with the scooter down windy little paths to see some amazing coral reefs. Stayed in the most amazing beach bungalow! Now getting some down time before we head back to Bangkok (and to hopefully kick Chad’s cold that he caught). Here is just a taste of some of the photos.

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