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Thailand - two beaches and a birthday


July 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

 

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In Phuket, we had a beautiful private villa.

 

 

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Sweet little towel elephants on the bed.

 

 

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The villa had a private pool.  

Did I mention this was my fiftieth birthday?  GULP.

 

 

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Sweets on arrival, a treat from the hotel.  They also surprised me with the birthday cake in the first photo.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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 We did enjoy walks on the beach and collecting shells...

 

 

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Quiet time...

 

 

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We tasted the local cuisine at a neighborhood restaurant.

 

 

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One restaurant had a young hawk tied up outside.

 

 

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Peaceful sunsets...

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.  

 

 

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You could jump off our back porch right into the pool.

 

 

 

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And D had fun jumping off the back porch!

 

 

 

D in pool

 

 

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.

 

 

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The friendly masseuses.

 

 

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We had a very enjoyable time at the beach.  Now we need to plan a trip when we can actually swim in the ocean!

 

 

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Until next time ...

Sawasdee  - สวัสดี ครับ/ค่ะ

 

 

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Comments

rachel

Happy HAPPY belated birthday to you! I'm sorry I'm seeing this post so late. As always your pictures and words are fantastic & make me want to get up and go be young and fabulous like you are! Best xo

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