Hi guys! I’ve been looking back at pictures recently, and I thought it would be fun to write up a few “Throwback” blog posts about past trips or events. So, here I am, typing up my first “Throwback” post.
A few years ago, back in 2013, I had the amazing chance to visit a beautiful country, which you will have guessed by the title of this post : Thailand. I went with my mother and sister, and let me tell you, I’ve never been so far away from home in my entire life.
First off, we flew from Montreal to Zurich, where we had a 16h layover. As my mother used to work for Swiss International (the airline) we flew Swiss, and the flight was amazing. I got to fly first class, and let me tell you, it was amazing. I felt like I was such an important person! Before the plane had even left, I had a glass of orange juice in my hands. I had three windows to myself, a big screen to watch movies, they even pulled out a table and set it up with a nice table cloth for dinner. I even had my own little basket of bread!!! (Excuse the poor photo, I only had my little Ipod with me!) The food was amazing, and the staff were so nice! I would go back there anytime!
We rented out a day room so that we could sleep during our layover. After about 9h of sleep, we went out and got to explore Zurich a little bit. It was during Christmas time, so we got to see a little market where we ate some sausages. It was a really nice evening to be out.
After that, we went back to the airport for our 12h flight from Zurich to Bangkok. All I can say is that 12h is reaaaally long. Like, really. I tried to get some sleep, read, watched a few movies, listened to music, but once we landed, I was really happy to get out of that plane. That relief was short, because next thing I knew, we were boarding another plane to fly to Chiang Mai. Luckily, the flight wasn’t nearly as long.
While we were in Chiang Mai, we got to visit the Elephant Nature Park. Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary where elephants with a troubled history are brought to. They can then get medical attention, and roam freely with other elephants, safe from danger. Every elephant has a person that follows it to make sure everything is okay. These people live in the sanctuary with their families. To be there was simply amazing. I got to feed elephants, help bathe them, pet some. I was so impressed by how big they are, it all felt surreal. To know that all of these elephants had been abused, or hurt, was really sad, but I was happy to see them live a happier life. They also care for many other animals, like cats and dogs, and have plenty of volunteers to help. They have a vegetarian buffet at meal time and serve little snacks throughout the day. I would absolutely recommend this place to anybody who has a chance to go.
Whilst we were in Thailand, we also visited a few temples. I was actually really impressed by how lovely they all were. They all looked so elegant, yet simple, with all the gold. It was nice to see another culture.
We spent the last stretch of our trip on the beach. We stayed in little houses that were directly on the beach on an island called Koh Samui. It was really nice to fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Of course, the beach was beautiful. We got to visit a little night market, eat in this amazing italian restaurant called Aromi Diversi Restaurant and Bar. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Seriously. We also went Zip-lining through some amazing views. I am not usually the best with heights, but I was blown away by the view.
Finally, we went back to Bangkok for a night, we got to do a little bit of shopping, and all, before we left.
So, I guess this is pretty much it for my trip. All in all, it was a really nice experience, I got to see so many beautiful things and experience different things. I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I will talk to you next week with another blog post! If ever you have any comments, please leave them down below, I would love to get feedback! Don’t forget to like and follow if ever you enjoyed this post. You can also follow me on Twitter and on Instagram!
See you soon,