Jul 27, 2016

Summer Travel Guide - Thailand with Lisa Kay

Avid animal lover Lisa Kay wear many hats - a busy professional in the property management world as well as full time student one has to wonder where and how she unwinds and recharges her batteries - well Thailand of course. So imagine her joy when a baby elephant wrapped his trunk around Lisa and drew her in..... read on about her amazing adventure.





I was drawn to Thailand because?


Many of my friends who travel overseas first visit metropolitan hubs of Western civilization like Paris and London - those places are amazing as well and I hope to also lay eyes on them someday soon. However, I always knew that when I finally got my first chance to visit a foreign land, it would be some place that still had untamed, undeveloped areas; I wanted a front row seat to the most beautiful, natural sights on this planet, I wanted to get lost in nature, meet some indigenous people, and experience ancient cultures and traditions in a place where nothing and no one looked familiar. Phuket, a Southern province of Thailand, is a mountainous island in the Andaman Sea covered in rainforests and beaches; it is surrounded by smaller islands and archipelagos set in majestic blue waters and is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, literally. 




What were the essentials you packed?

I did a significant amount of research beforehand and was very thoughtful about planning my trip, purchasing travel/adventure insurance, getting the recommended vaccines, and having copies of all my documents – so I brought along duplicate copies of all my paperwork.

Besides paperwork, I brought my best friend (Kyle Cody), cowboy boots, a few sun dresses, my sun glasses, and some flip flops. What else does a gal need? 



Favorite Thai experience or what one MUST do when in Thailand

I rented a car, so we traveled from one end of the island to the other and saw as much as we possibly could. Every experience was my great, but a few “biggies” stand out amongst the rest…
  • An ATV tour through the jungle covered mountains in Chalong to Big Buddha. 
  • Writing our names on tiles to be used in the ongoing construction of Big Buddha, 
  • Driving the quads up to an outdoor tree house restaurant at the top of the mountains overlooking a vast rain forest
  • watching a fantastically colored sun disappear into a calm, blue-grey sea while we sipped wine on the beach until the early morning


Best thing I ever ate in Thailand

The Halal food we ate on Krabi island in Koh Phi Phi was amazing, but I do not know what it was. 



Thailand Travel tip(s)

1. Wear sunscreen.
2. If you rent a car, the steering column is on the opposite side of the car, you drive on the opposite side of the road, driving up and down some of the mountains is a bit treacherous, have a GPS handy, you will always be surrounded by mopeds and motorcycles in Thai streets and at intersections, there are animals crossing every road everywhere 24/7/365 (dogs, cats, monkeys, and elephants),
3. Learn some Thai greetings before you go (hello, good day, thank you, help me, and please). 
4. Have Fun and take a million pictures.
5. Get a protective, water proof case for your phone and tether it to your body. 



7 comments:

  1. WOW !!! Great pictures and great information!
    Thanks Lisa Kay for being informative and sharing your wonderful experience.
    -keep us posted as the traveling continues!

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  2. Great article. I love that a piece of you is now forever in Thailand in the form of your name written on a tile.

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    1. Thank you Lisa for sharing your wonderful adventures with us - looking forward to the next one

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  4. It was truly a beautiful place and the people were amazing! Can't wait to visit again!!!

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  5. It was truly a beautiful place and the people were amazing! Can't wait to visit again!!!

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    1. Hey Cody - seems you are the best travel buddy! take us with you next time

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