Moments – Phuket, Thailand

Sunset, Karon Beach Interesting Trees Souvenir Shop in Patong where we bought three of the hanging wood carvings of twisted, bizarre faces!!  We noticed the name of the shop after the fact…..very fitting for the area!!  😉 Umbrellas hanging above the entrance of a restaurant.  An ice cream shop with a close up of gum drops…

Zekreet Beach. Well, Not Really!! Zekreet, Qatar

Michael and I packed up the doggies and headed for Zekreet Beach.  This area a popular spot for camping and a popular go-to spot on the weekends. This was an adventure for sure because just like all the universal “off the grid” locations that only locals know about and/or aren’t clearly indicated on how to get…

Wat Chalong Temple, Phuket, Thailand

At this very moment I’m sitting in the Cafe Murano at the Luxury 5 Star Resort, Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel, sipping delicious coffee and enjoying a glorious view as I blog, until my 1:00pm appointment at the Tony Sawaya Salon located here at the hotel.  This day brought to me by a gift card from a…

The Big Buddha, Phuket, Thailand

Michael and I decided to visit Buddhist temples in the area.  Our first stop was The Big Buddha located on top of one of the Nakkerd Hills, not far from our hotel. After our ride on Lulu, the elephant we continued up the road to the apex of the hill that brought us to the entrance…

Riding Bareback on LuLu the Elephant, Phuket, Thailand

This was a moral dilemma. It was so, SO exciting to ride an elephant – bareback at that!!!! An experience I will never forget because it was a teenager dream Indiana Jones inspired adventure come true…. BUT…. Only if the elephants are treated ethically. Most of the Tripadvisor feedback of elephant safaris in Thailand are…

Bangla Road, Patong, Thailand

We ended up here, Bangla Road, …because it was where all the action was, shopping right? We didn’t know what we were getting into… but when it hit, we took it in. That said…… I lasted maybe an hour and wanted to leave!  It was CRAZY!  Packed, PACKED with tourists and built for tourists, this…

Rang Hill, Phuket Town, Thailand

Without a destination in mind, we set off on a scooter for a day of adventure! Michael has driven scooters in Bali, Indonesia as well as having his own motorcycle, so he was a confident driver on the busy streets of Phuket! We found ourselves driving up Rang Hill to discover a look off over…

Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand

We booked a tour through Phuket Island Hopper to explore the Phi Phi Islands. The sky was overcast…rain seemed just around the corner.  I was grateful for the overcast sky as it was a minimal shield from the sun scorching us during this entire day spent on and in the waters of the Andaman Sea. The sun here, like…

Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Coming to you live from Phuket, Thailand! I’ve been awake since 4:40am yesterday, Thursday morning and have since then worked, home to meet Michael to get a taxi to the airport, have flown on three airplanes with (of course) a few glitches along the way when transferring from plane to plane!!  Seems our luggage arrived…