Happy Friday! I’m off to the Huntington Library to celebrate my mom’s 34th birthday (again). Talk about this stuff at happy hour this evening…
So I missed the memo on bringing aquatic sporting gear to the 2015 San Diego Pride Parade…
Our last day and a half in Phuket was spent getting to know the bartenders at the main pool. It was a vacation after all, we needed to be lazy slobs for a second. Not a LICK of it was photo worthy, so let’s flash forward to our quick and stinky day in the capital of Thailand.
We found our place on Airbnb. It was my first time using it and I absolutely loved it. Easy and cheap with a SUPER nice host and this view:
Our first whole day in Phuket wasn’t really in Phuket, as you saw. Instead, it was spent in a screensaver.
In our continued quest to spend time away from the pit of comfortable first world delights, we signed up for a tour around a few cool spots on the island of Phuket. The first stop, nice and early in the morning, was a beautiful lookout point over Karon Beach. Continue reading “Out and About in Phuket”
Wanting to make the most of our free day in Ko Samui, Eli signed us up for a trek through the waters, sands and hills of Angthong National Marine Park which is about an hour northeast of our island home.
We were picked up at the hotel by a van containing a very large very excited Chinese family who happened to be taking the same tour as us. We all tumbled from the van out onto the main harbor on Ko Samui to be checked in and herded (with at least 500 other people) into the appropriate tour groups to wait for our respective speed boats. While waiting for our boat, I thought I’d use the restroom.
We woke up early after only a few hours in Thailand only to be whisked back to the airport (after our first monk siting!) for a short flight to Ko Samui.
We left San Diego International Airport on Sunday June 21st on a Japan Airlines flight that left in the early afternoon. We were excited to fly for the first time as “Trusted Travelers” who could skip the TSA security lines…only to find that JAL doesn’t participate in the program. So, we joined the rest of civilization in a line that we didn’t care about because we were on our way to Thailand where they don’t let you read work email, even if your life depended on it.
We confirmed the location of our gate on our way to the Stone Brewing Company, and not the other way around. We each ordered taster flights and broke out the new GoPro for its inaugural Thailand video.