As you know if you’ve been following my Photo of the Week posts, I’ve spent the last six weeks in Thailand… and I have another 13 weeks left here in Southeast Asia! I’m so excited to start sharing this trip to my favorite place on earth with you.
While this will mostly be a solo journey for me, I was joined by my baby sister Olivia for the first three weeks of the trip. She’s graduating college this May (hence my very-solid return date!) and going straight into the rigorous and prestigious Teach For America program. She won’t have time for a summer vacation, so she tagged along on this trip instead.
We started in Koh Tao — the island I lived on last year — to park it for a few weeks to catch up with friends and work, go diving, soak up the sun and visit all my old haunts. After, we headed up to Bangkok for a few days of nightlife (both of us), eating tacos (me), and shopping (Olivia). That city is one of my favorites in the world — the amazing markets, the hectic Khao San Road, the delicious street food, the luxurious yet affordable hotels — I love it all. For Liv’s last few days we jetted North to Chiang Rai, where I redeemed a bunch of hotel rewards points for a stay in a five-star resort. This was a totally new destination for both of us! You’ll be hearing all about it and more in the coming months.
For now, I’ll leave you with a little video introducing the next chapter of coverage on Alex in Wanderland… the Baackes sisters take Thailand by storm!
Anyone else find themselves drawn back to the same parts of the world? Or do you prefer totally new adventures?