Friday, September 25, 2009

Ten Things We Love About Thailand!

Michael and I both went to Thailand separately in our teens and here are 10 things we couldn't forget about our first visit to Bangkok and Pattaya:

1. The warmth and gentleness of the Thai people.

2. The unique mode of transport called the  Tuktuk, Thailand's version of a motorized rickshaw or tricycle as we would call it in the Philippines. It is so named because of the sound its engine makes as it navigates the busy streets of Bangkok.

3. The wobbly and hilarious Elephant Ride.

4. The kick your taste buds get when you eat Thai Food. Thom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Chicken in Pandan Leaves. . . I'm getting hungry.

5. The tart and sweet mangosteen, a local fruit.

6. The sights, sounds and smell of the floating market! It is an experience to be in the middle of the river with trade and commerce all around you.

7. Affordable shopping at Pratunam Market!

8. Jetskiing in the clear waters of  Pattaya. As you look down from your jetski, the clear blue waters actually allows you to see the teeming marine life below.

9. The buffet breakfast at our hotel! It was always a feast!

10. The symbolic purple orchid that greets you everywhere.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jen and Mike,

    I also loved thailand, I was there last year. I was based in china and came home in Philippines for a few days. Before going back to china, i thought it might be fun to visit thailand for a few days. My plan was to stay in thailand for 4 days max. But after staying in Khao san and meeting a lot of good people i ended up extending my stay in thailand for 1 month then flew back to shanghai from bangkok