I know, I know. I’ve been gone a while and my site has been totally dead, but don’t you worry because this post is about to blow your mind! For my mid-semester break, here in Australia, four friends of mine and I all ventured to Bangkok, Thailand! First things first, Thailand is hot. We went in early April and it was in the 90’s Fahrenheit the whole time I was there — that’s right around 32 Celsius — and it was humid! Sunscreen was definitely necessary and even with my 50+ broad spectrum I still managed to get a nice sunburn on my shoulders and neck! When we first arrived in Thailand we just relaxed because we arrived late in the evening on Saturday, so we grabbed dinner and went to bed.
Sunday: We explored the Sunday markets just outside the part of Bangkok we were staying in. Because we were far from most of the sites we wanted to visit, we had to take a lot of taxis and if you have never been to Bangkok, you have no idea how hard catching a taxi can be — definitely read up on this if you plan on visiting Bangkok! The markets were huge and have lots of amazing stands for food, clothes, lights, etc. You name it, Sunday markets have it!
Monday: This was our second full day in Bangkok — we explored all of the popular temples in and around the city! Here are some of my best shots from the day!
While the temples were amazing and an amazing experience, Tuesday was my favorite day in Thailand because we got to spend it at an animal sanctuary called The Wildlife Friends Foundation, Thailand. Here, we got a tour of the whole sanctuary and met a number of their sweet residents! After our tour we got to spend the rest of our afternoon with a truly gentle giant, Boonmee, a 55 year old rescued elephant, as well as a few of the sanctuary’s other elephants!
Wednesday: Well, we were meant to go on a rain forest zip line, but it decided to monsoon so instead we spent the morning indoors drying off and waiting for the rain to pass. Later in the afternoon we all went separate ways on our plans. I went out with my friend, Cara, and got our nails done and went and did a little shopping!
Thursday: This was our last day in Thailand and we spent it at an all day spa called Oasis. I received a package treatment that included a full body sugar scrub, a hot oil full body massage, and a traditional Thai facial. Then we were off on our flight back to Melbourne, relaxed and ready for a lazy weekend before starting classes again on Monday!