I Went to Thailand
I had the time of my life in Thailand. I visited 6 cities in 8 days and traveled for at least 80 hours. We went kayaking, climbing, swimming, hiking, elephant trekking, and scuba diving.
I decided to take a vacation for a lot of reasons. It wasn’t really apart of my family culture to take a vacations. To be honest, the reason I wanted to go on this vacation was because one of my favorite seasons of the bachelorette took place in Chang Mai, and it looked gorgeous and romantic. I also had the trip at the back of my mind because I read somewhere that Thailand was one of the recommended destinations for single female travelers since the tourism culture is so large and developed. It was considered a safe destination, yet exotic enough to feel adventurous. When the possibility arose of taking the trip alone, it seemed like a lot of the barriers to entry were removed.
I managed to find what I considered to be a very affordable flight on a brand new route for Sichuan Airlines near the end of October. The trip itself was booked for over my Christmas holiday. I would be taking 5 days off of work. For me, this is quite a lot of time.
Thailand is a beautiful destination for climbing, so I managed to enlist Robin, a super strong climber to take the trip with me. Going with Robin made the whole trip more doable. He was so confident with international travel where I wasn’t, and I had a high tolerance for long haul travel and uncomfortable situations. We balanced each other out, and he turned out to be one of the best travel companions I’ve ever had.
The next few posts break up our trip. I can't wait to share some of my vacation photos with you.