Thailand

Thailand was amazing from landing to departure.

We started off in Bangkok. An overcrowded city filled with people, tuk-tuks, mopads, motorcycles, and massage "parlors". The food was amazing. Our stay at Dream Bangkok was awesome thanks to the concierge YoYo and Ms. Jane in the Flavors Restaurant.

The buffet breakfast was not like any other we were accustomed to. Not only did they have the standard breakfast items but they also included a full salad bar, freshly made soup, fried rice, fish, and so much more. Everything was delicious.

We saw the beautiful temples that are most popular with tourist like ourselves. We went dancing at Sugar Nightclub where we were entertained. We had dinner at an interesting restaurant called Cabbages and Condoms and did some shopping at MBK Center; by the way they have a number of food vendors on the side with some delicious food to charge you up before you spending time spending money in the mall.

We wrapped up our trip with time spent by the beach in Phuket. Phuket is beautiful during the day and filled with lively entertainment at night on Bangla Road. This area is a bit "seedy" but if you are into trying and seeing new things, this is the place for you. There are tons of food vendors, a shopping mall, lots of places to grab a drink, and if you are into some rated R shows, they have that for you as well.

We spent a full day touring the Phi Phi Islands. We snorkeled, took pictures, saw lots of monkeys at Monkey Beach, and had lunch on a beautiful island.

Some of us spent a day getting massages and spending time at the beach while others spent time at a nearby elephant sanctuary feeding and bathing these amazing mammals.

Overall the natives of Thailand were amazingly helpful, friendly, and gracious. We encountered a number of foreigners who were just out ride rude; pushing and shoving in crowds, cutting in front of you in lines, etc.

Thailand is a beautiful country that I would definitely visit again despite the 21 hour flight it took from Newark, NJ to get there.

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