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Guest blogger Ian Borromeo recounts his first experiences of Thailand. In this two part series, Ian shares his impressions of Phuket and Bangkok during his five day stay. Enjoy!
Touchdown Thailand!I’m not quite sure when I first wanted to visit Thailand but I do know it was a desire from long ago. The people and culture appeared to be similar to mine - I’m of Asian descent - yet so unique and mysterious that I had always wanted to find out how special this country really is.Last month I finally had my first opportunity to travel to Thailand. Although it would only be for a couple of days in Phuket and Bangkok, this was still a dream come true.Impressions of PhuketAfter hours of travelling, I found myself laying on a soft white bed relaxing to the sounds of the waves echoing into my senses at Amari Coral Beach Phuket. With elegantly decorated rooms in contemporary Thai style, this was truly paradise. Having been up for more than 17 hours, I settled down for much needed rest and relaxation, excited by the prospect of island hopping the next day. Island HoppingBright and early, we went to James Bond Island for a day of island hopping. This was pretty amazing. Swimming on a beach in absolute privacy was a genuine highlight. These islands were like nothing else I'd ever seen - crystal clear water, white sands and enormous limestone rocks jutting out of the water- such a dramatic landscape! That evening we headed off to witness the world class performance of Thai artists at Siam Niramit which was indeed a brilliant show. It was like watching a Las Vegas production, with overwhelming lights, sounds and visual effects. The remarkable talents and artistry of each performer definitely leaves you wanting more.Next Destination, BangkokAfter two memorable days in Phuket, we left for a much anticipated three days in Bangkok.Find out more about Ian’s experience of Bangkok in our next post.
Krabi – It’s hard to beat Krabi when it comes to atmosphere. Magnificent white sand beaches, towering boulders rising from the azure sea, and emerald jungles teeming with flora. All of these things make Krabi our top pick for a romantic getaway.
Phuket – Coming in a close second is the world renowned tropical island of Phuket. Offering guests a little bit of everything – from awesome beaches to the exciting parties of Patong – Phuket has a little bit of everything for couples.
Koh Samui – Another one of Thailand’s beautiful islands – Samui offers couples the best of both relaxation and adventure. Take a romantic stroll along the beach or join the famous full moon party with your loved one – Samui is known around the world for good reason.
Bangkok – So this pick may seem a bit out of place among our list of tropical beaches – but the Thai capital can indeed be a romantic place. Dine high above the city at one of the many rooftop restaurants or take an enchanting cruise on the river. Bangkok gives you and your loved one a chance to enjoy as much seclusion or excitement as you wish.
Koh Chang – Perhaps the most peaceful place on our list – Koh Chang is Thailand’s hidden island gem ideal for a romantic getaway. Lounge near the turquoise waters or explore the verdant jungles – Koh Chang offers a charming yet exotic refuge from the bustle of modern life.
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