Happy Birthday to me!
For my birthday, we went to Thailand and hung out on the beaches of Phuket and Khao Lak. I am not really a beach girl, but living here in Asia has given me a new appreciation as the beaches are so beautiful.
It is hard to see in the above photo - but I am wearing my birthday crown from cousin Maria and holding a bottle of champagne - this weekend was all about the celebration!
In Phuket, we had a beautiful private villa.
Sweet little towel elephants on the bed.
The villa had a private pool.
Did I mention this was my fiftieth birthday? GULP.
Sweets on arrival, a treat from the hotel. They also surprised me with the birthday cake in the first photo.
July is a rainy month in most Asian countries. The Indian Ocean was too rough to swim, but we were very lucky and had sunny skies for the five days we were there.
We did enjoy walks on the beach and collecting shells...
We tasted the local cuisine at a neighborhood restaurant.
One restaurant had a young hawk tied up outside.
We were in Phuket for three days then we moved to a hotel in Khao Lak, about an hour away. What was unique about this hotel was the pool - it is suppose to be the longest in SE Asia. It was fun swimming around the property.
The photo below was taken at sunset - such a pretty glow. I loved the architecture, it was very Thai. Our room was the one on the right side - the end unit.
You could jump off our back porch right into the pool.
And D had fun jumping off the back porch!
We enjoyed a few massages. The price - $15 for an hour with fresh coconut oil. Oh it had the most wonderful smell! The beach was directly in front of us - so relaxing to hear the waves.
The friendly masseuses.
We had a very enjoyable time at the beach. Now we need to plan a trip when we can actually swim in the ocean!
Until next time ...
Sawasdee - สวัสดี ครับ/ค่ะ