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5. You taught your kids to cook Phad Thai – but they always add gummy bears instead of shrimp.
4. You purchased a heater for your closet to keep it at a consistent 30c, added sand, and a loop recording of the tide.
3. On the way to work you were scowled at six times, pushed three, and found out the mail carrier deliberately loses your letters because you forgot his Christmas gift.
2. After realizing your kids don’t cook very well – you actually paid $15.95 for an order of Phad Thai that would cost you $2.00 in Bangkok.
1. The Snowpacalypse as seen here, here, and here.
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5. Bangkok – Central World Plaza
Thailand’s version of the Times Square countdown in the Big Apple draws massive crowds to the heart of Bangkok across the street from the Amari Watergate. Revelry lasts well into the wee hours of the morning as throngs of people enjoy libations at a series of large beer gardens. Leave the kiddies at home for this one as the crowds can be intimidating at times.
4. Phuket – Patong Beach
This tourist haven near Amari Coral Beach Phuket lights up with festivities on New Year’s Eve with what seems like a competition between bars for the best party. The streets and beaches are jam packed with partiers all night long and the sky lights up with an impressive array of fireworks and lanterns at the stroke of midnight.
3. Chiang Mai – Nimmanhaeminda Road
The largest New Year’s celebration in Northern Thailand near the Amari Rincome Chiang Mai is a culinary paradise with different types of food from all over Thailand and the world represented. A kaleidoscope of cultural showcases, concerts, and craft merchants line Chiang Mai’s main road culminating in an impressive array of fireworks at midnight.
2. Pattaya – Walking Street
Perhaps the wildest New Year’s party in Thailand is on Pattaya’s Walking Street not far from Amari Orchid and Amari Nova Suites. This densely packed thoroughfare comes alive with huge crowds partying till the break of dawn. A seemingly endless array of pubs and open air bars provide revelers with non-stop action and memorable experiences.
1. Koh Samui – Chaweng Beach
A few steps from the Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui is our pick for the top party spot – Chaweng Beach. This chill expanse of shoreline plays host to throngs of revelers from around the world. As the sun drops the party starts with outdoor concerts and dance sessions on the beach that last well into the morning.
Former students that became teachers at Amari's Baht for a Better Life school.
Some people are reluctant to give to a charity because they believe little use will come of such donations. However, every little bit helps as this story demonstrates.
Recently, we visited one of the first schools we helped to build and found a remarkable demonstration of the power of charity.
The rugged area of northern Thailand is framed by emerald hills and rolling fields of rice paddies. Unpaved winding roads led us to the quaint school constructed some 10 years ago.
The school – while modest – was a beacon of hope for the children – many of which have little choice but to take up their family’s agrarian trade after primary school.
The border police operate this particular school as it is nestled just outside Laos – and we noticed two particularly young looking teachers clad in police uniforms.
These two teachers were in fact students at the very school they now taught at. Through hard work and dedication they joined the border police and gave back to their community by becoming teachers.
It was small donations by our guests that made this school and the powerful story of these two young teachers possible – proof that every bit counts.
Amari’s charity, Baht for a Better Life, is working tirelessly to improve on these school projects by getting the community involved and creating initiatives that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Next time you stay with us – spare some small change because often that’s all it takes to lead to big changes for someone.
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