Two weeks ago today, the jet lag got the best of me and I was fast asleep before my head hit the pillow. For a couple of days after, I talked about my Thai adventure, remembering tastes, feelings, goose bumps. I went through the photos a couple of times and I even started this post almost a week ago, but somehow I wanted to settle back into my life, to let the tan, the memories, the jokes set in before I started ordering them, presenting them. Just so you know, the tan is slowly fading, so I am already thinking about the next holiday at sea.
What you see below are some snippets from my three weeks summer holiday in the middle of the winter, which, in itself, it’s nothing short of extraordinary. I will share some links, some superlatives, but this is by no means a travel guide to Thailand. If you like the sea, good food and are curious what people are like in another time zone than yours, you should give Thailand a chance, at least once. I loved it. You may just love it, too.
Just some of the 20+ courses from our feast at Gaggan, in Bangkok. An explosion of colors and tastes, each with its own serving dish and cutlery. It felt kind of nice.
Several reasons to go back to Yang, Koh Lanta, like the exquisite tuna steak, wonderful desserts and cozy surroundings.
Elegant set up and tasty sushi of all sorts at Tororo. Unagi rules.
Some of the flowers in the garden at Fantasy Resort & Spa, jackfruit at Khanom market and the ever delicious, refreshing and unexpected fresh coconut.
So this is it, in 40 pictures (out of a couple of hundreds), how I spent my holiday in Thailand (more like ate it, but nobody’s counting any kilos right now). Not in the pictures, however well worthy of being mentioned (for further eating and drinking): Richey, Roi Thai, Jai Dee Home (best mango lassi), Lanta Ilmare Beach Resort (accomodation in Koh Lanta), Coco Cottage (in Koh Ngai).