My favorite things from our Thailand Trip 2016

Favorite place we stayed:  Phi Phi Island, Thailand.  It is just soooo beautiful!  The Holiday Inn Resort there was absolutely wonderful!

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands

Holiday Inn Resort, Phi Phi Island

Holiday Inn Resort, Phi Phi Island

Favorite hotel room (and bed):  Hands down the nicest was The Intercontinental junior suite in Hong Kong.  It was like a little apartment…even had a butler button!

Intercontinental Hong Kong, Junior Suite

Intercontinental Hong Kong, Junior Suite

Favorite shower:  The outdoor shower at the Holiday Inn Resort on Phi Phi Island.  I LOVE outdoor showers!

Holiday Inn Resort, Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Holiday Inn Resort, Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Favorite bathroom:  Radisson Blu, Bangkok.  Check out the view from the shower!

Radisson Blu Bangkok

Radisson Blu Bangkok

Favorite hotel room outdoor space:  Narima, Koh Lanta.  Loved sitting in the hammock and listening to the waves crashing from our private elevated deck.

Narima, Koh Lanta, Thailand

Narima, Koh Lanta, Thailand

Best hotel view:  Intercontinental Hong Kong view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong.

Intercontinental Hong Kong, Lobby Lounge

Intercontinental Hong Kong, Lobby Lounge

Junior Suite, Intercontinental Hong Kong

Junior Suite, Intercontinental Hong Kong

Favorite pool:  Nattha Waree Hot Springs pool outside Krabi, Thailand.  My favorite pool in the world so far! Seriously!

Natha Waree Hot Springs Pool, Krabi, Thailand

Natha Waree Hot Springs Pool, Krabi, Thailand

Favorite staff:  Golden Butterfly Villas, Siem Reap Cambodia.  They were just soooo friendly! Five star service!

Golden Butterfly Villa Staff, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Golden Butterfly Villa Staff, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Best Breakfast:  Radisson Blu, Bangkok – 27 Bites was out of this world!  Honeycomb included!

27 bites restaurant, Radisson Blu, Bangkok

27 bites restaurant, Radisson Blu, Bangkok

Favorite thing we did:  There were so many incredible experiences, but if I had to pick just one, I’d say scuba diving.  We did a 2 day scuba certification class and the two dives we did at Koh Haa were just amazing!

Scuba Dive at Koh Haa

Scbua dive at Koh Haa

Favorite flight:  Tie between first class on Japan airlines and business class on Cathay Pacific.

Japan Airlines First Class Sky Suite

Japan Airlines First Class Sky Suite

Cathay Pacific Business Class HKG - ORD

Cathay Pacific Business Class HKG – ORD

Favorite airport lounge:  Sakura First Class Lounge, Tokyo’s Narita airport.  (no pic)

Favorite food:  Anything Mango…fresh mangos, mango smoothies, mango sticky rice.

Fresh Fruit at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Fresh Fruit at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice

Favorite Coffee:  ugghhh….there is really no coffee we liked in southeast Asia.  However, I did enjoy the iced coffees and found this little beauty called Birdy did the trick nicely of easing my coffee blues.

Iced Coffee!

Iced Coffee!

Favorite Kitty:  I had to include this, being such a cat person and seeing so many… Mr. Fluffy LongTail and Miss Prego both on Phi Phi Island, Thailand

My fav kitty on Phi Phi Island

My fav kitty on Phi Phi Island

2nd place kitty!

2nd place kitty!

If I could change anything….I would’ve liked one extra day (meaning four days) in each place we visited.  There is just so much to see and experience when you travel to parts of the world that are so different from your own.  I definitely want to go back to Thailand!!  I’m also very glad that we got to experience so many different things as well as modes of travel.  From the planes to the ferries to the tuk tuks.  It was perfect!

We learn a lot about ourselves through travel, and on this trip we learned that we both really enjoy the beach vacations and the outdoors.  I enjoyed the temples and ruins etc. but I can only do so much of that.  It just doesn’t hold my attention very long.  Give me a hiking trail and a beach to lay on and I’m good!  I enjoy the cities as well, but we found that Jerry does not so much.  He got a little anxious in the big cities and the smog smell bothered him.  Having learned these things will help with planning our future trips!  And speaking of future trips, I’ve already got the next one planned.  Hint:  it also ends with “land” but far different than Thai-land!  Stay tuned!