I've realized that i need to write less... more often. tons of shit has happened but i don't quite feel motivated cause I keep writing long ass stories. so I'm gonna try to blog more often even a line or two here and there.
I still need to finish my blog on Thailand. so I'm gonna do a quick run through.
In Ao Nang, we did elephant trekking and the 4 island tour. both of which was awesome. The three of us also got sick there. but we pushed ourselves to do all that we could. I managed to do some exploring on my own which I have discovered that I truly enjoy. The elephant trekking was a lot of fun. Elephants are gentle creatures but the sheer size of them can still be intimidating.
During the 4 island tour, we became the captain's object of affection which worked to our advantage. One of the helpers took a liking to me and swam alongside with me as we snorkeled. He pointed out a number of things that I would surely have missed just trying to swim by myself.
After Ao Nang we hit up Bangkok and I visited the Grand Palace by myself which was spectacular. We also went on a boat cruise. I myself missed out on a Muy thai boxing match because I was running short on cash and was leaving early the next day so needed to get my stuff packed. I had a brief emotional moment when we stopped off at chinatown. Standing in the midst of Chinatown there I remembered my father telling me that my grandmother back in the day would make a visit to Thailand every summer. She would make the trek from Vietnam. The very thought of her being there maybe even standing at the very spot I was at one point in time brought tears to my eyes. I can't imagine what a trip to Vietnam would do to me.
All in all, I loved Thailand. I want to do another trip there in the nearby future, tho my next place would be Chiang Mai and Phuket. I would also like to go to Koh Samui. I would prefer to be able to spend a month there at least and backpack around.