I’ve never been one for extensive, long travel. Having a gap year never appealed to me so I went straight off to University without a break after college and then went straight into work using family holidays and holidays with friends to satisfy my urge to travel. However, now as I creep closer and closer towards my mid-thirties, the idea of disappearing off around the world for a bit and seeing so many wondrous sites holds such an appeal that if it weren’t for a lack of funds I’d probably be planning my trips already. There has been a blogger in a lot of newspapers who used her maternity leave to go travelling with her partner and baby and then has begun to do exactly the same thing with her second baby which I honestly think is amazing and pretty brave too (maybe slightly insane!!) There are so many places on my “If only I had the money to go there…” list that I’d love to visit, but one that really rings loudly is Thailand…
With a bright and vibrant culture there are so many things I’d love to see and do in Thailand because this is my dream Thailand Holiday I’m going to pretend that I have no toddler accompanying me.
On the top of my to do list would be to visit and Elephant wildlife park/reserve and help look after the elephants for a while. A friend of mine did this and has pictures of herself basically sat in the lap of an elephant that was lying down which just seems incredible! She said it was one of the most life-altering experiences of her life and it is definitely something I’d love to do and help the elephants in any way I can.
There are so many beautiful beaches which are stretches of white sand and clear blue waters such as Ko Pha Ngan and the Phi Phi islands both of which I’d absolutely love to visit. Ideally, I’d love a beach shack for a few days down there and spend them lying on the beach in the sun and truly relaxing.
There is such a huge religious culture in Thailand and it is evident in most places that you visit. So on my to visit list would definitely be one of the sacred places like the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. You can actually get a private tour of all the temples which would definitely be fascinating.
Speaking of tours, a must would be to visit the vibrant Bangkok which will be such a contrast to the other more traditional areas of Thailand that I want to visit.
Part of visiting would also be so that I could try some of the authentic Thai food in places such as the Chiang Mai street market. I know I would probably be hard pushed to find some vegetarian food but I’d love to wander round, breathing in all the fragrant smells and finding a hole in the wall vendor that sells the most amazing food you’ll ever eat!
So many wonderous places to see and things to do in what looks to me like a magical country. Perhaps I will go there one day. Perhaps I will go alone or perhaps I will take my daughter and show her the magic through her own eyes instead of from my words.
Have you ever been to Thailand?
Where in the world do you long to go?
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