The flight to Thailand was approximately 12 hours and to get to Koh Phangan, the island we were staying at, took another half hour. Koh Phangan is the fifth largest island in Thailand. We took a motor boat to the island. The ride was so bumpy. Once we arrived at our resort we were greeted with a glass of fresh watermelon juice. In Thailand when you enter someone’s house, store, room etc. it’s polite to take your shoes off (at our resort you had to even take your shoes off in the bathroom!!!).
After our watermelon juice a lady took us to our villa. The walk was really short and took only three minutes. When we got to our room I saw a full sized pool (considering that it was all ours!) and a hot tub. I got so excited once I saw this.
On our second day in Thailand it started raining and didn’t stop for 10 days. When we were walking on the beach to go to the town for Thai massage the waves were so big. One wave was so big that I fell and got all wet and sandy. My wet clothes and all the sand felt so uncomfortable so when we got to town, I bought a new dress. It was raining so hard that most of the streets where flooding and it was so hard to walk because the water was up to our ankles because of all the rain. Since our resort was on a hill when we were walking up to our room it felt as we were walking up a waterfall because the rain was rushing down the hill. Because of all the rain there was a landslide and it knocked down four electrical poles and the entire island lost power for two days. Luckily our resort had a generator so we still had some power be we didn’t have wifi for 3 days!!!
Whenever room service cleaned our room they would leave an animal made from a towel. Some of the animals they made were elephants, rabbits, and rhinos. At our resort they have a Muay Thai class for kids. Muay Thai is basically a Thai version of kick boxing. It was only my brother and I in the class and it was so fun!!! Close to the end of the class it got really tiring so I pretended that the pads that I was punching were my brother to motivate me.
After the ten days of non-stop rain, it was finally sunny and I got to go swimming in the ocean!
After our stay on the island we flew to Bangkok, which is the capital of Thailand. We stayed in Bangkok for 5 days and almost every day we went to the night market. The night market is basically a market that is held every evening along a street called Khoa San Road. At the night market there’s all types of vendors and there’s even some that sold fried bugs. Some of the bugs that are available to buy are frogs, silk worms, scorpions and tarantulas. I still can’t believe I did this, but we bought some silk works and I ate one!!! Unlike my dad, I hated it! That’s when I decided I’m never going to bugs again.
Thailand was a very exciting and relaxing at the same time. The beach was the relaxing part and Bangkok was the exciting part. Bangkok was also the first time I ate a bug!