06/09/16

Explore Bangkok as a local


There’s so many things to do around Bangkok and you’ll never have a hard time finding a good list of what to do while visiting. But I feel like the list has never been updated and that there is too many places and things on repeat. So in this interview I’ve tried to mention some of the more hidden gems, and some places (like JJ Market) that are totally mainstream but has to be experienced! Try visiting at least 3 of this places and you’ll get a feeling of how it is to be a local in Bangkok, pretty amazing!

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Have you been to any of these places?

XoXo

-A

 

16/06/16

Afternoon tea at the Sheraton


Thailand was the first place I encountered afternoon tea and I’ve been a sucker for it since. My first time will always have a special place in my heart and I’m so glad I went there because it made the best first impression ever. The place I’m talking about is obviously the high tea at Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai. There will never be anything quite like it. Who doesn’t love soft but crunchy macarons and green tea infused with tropical flavours…girl_afternoon_tea_pranburi_sheraton

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While visiting Pranburi last weekend we thought we should try out something other than the usual meaning Evason, Lay Cafe and OX seafood. It didn’t take long before we got set on the idea of afternoon tea. There were posters along the roads advertising afternoon tea at the five star hotels so it was hard to get rid of the idea. We quickly decided to go for Sheraton’s and we weren’t disappointed. Their decor is on point and there are nice seatings both inside and outside. We wanted to chill upstairs on the terrace but the weather was just too hot. I love how it was inspired by Thailand and the price was even lower than we had expected. The staff were just amazing too. If you’re ever in the area you should definitely sit down and try it out.

 

Doesn’t it look yummy?
Xoxoxo

-A

10/06/16

Bhu Nga Thani and private pool villa fun


We had the most amazing stay at Bhu Nga Thani in Krabi. I would give it a 100% overall score. The place is clean and beautiful and the staff super adorable and helpful. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful hotels on Railay beach.
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This is the view from the East side of Krabi… No beach, but beautiful nature and Mangrove forests…

The hotel is located right next to Railay princess on Railay East side meaning it will be just at the end of the walkway that connects with the beach. It’s also right where the East side pier to Ao Nang is, so you get to chill at your hotel right until departure.

The view gets even prettier as the sun sets and the restaurant is placed right on the edge, meaning you can stare right into the deep for as long as you need to, hehe! The view is partly covered by longtail boats and mangrove trees which is picture perfect if you ask me.

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Loved the private pool and outside area!

The hotel is just stunning!

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If you walk even further along the East side of Railay there’s many restaurants and bars all ranged from backpacker style to luxury. They even have a super delicious pizza restaurant and many friendly reggae bars. If you walk even further into the woods there’s also nice night hangouts but keep in mind that you will need to cover yourself completely in mosquito repellent.

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Birthday girl!! Someone “forgot” to bring make-up for the trip, hehehe 😀

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The view from the bed overlooking the pool area

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Cocktails with a view… this was their honeymoon cocktail and came with the room. So tasty!

The overall experience of the hotel will still be the same even if you go for the normal rooms, but if you want to make the most of it- I would recommend you to book the pool villa. We had the best time there! And OMG, the bed was super soft. There’s (obviously) a private pool but also a nicely sized jacuzzi to play around in and not to mention the nice inside and outside area to chill. It’s so worth it.

I’ll definitely stay here again during next visit.

Xxx

05/06/16

Birthday celebrations in the rain


Too bad we forgot to ask the weather Gods for good weather for my birthday. We had rain and clouds pretty much all the time during our stay at Railay Beach. Luckily me and Tom are pretty similar and not too picky making us able to have fun pretty much anywhere and situation. Even if that means hanging out in our hotel bed laughing at dumb stuff while eating take away pizza, chips AND candies.

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How crazy is it that we got moments of sun to take our #leapkiss photo!

The first night we stayed at the Sand Sea Resort which is located right where you get off the longtail boat from Ao Nang to Railay East. I got us a room upgrade with a view and was very satisfied with it. The regular rooms on the other hand didn’t look like anything special.  BUT, great location!  

The calm before the storm, hehe

The calm before the storm, hehe

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Anyone that’s been to Krabi would be able to guess where this is just from looking at his photo.

The rain went away as the sun set so we still had time to chill by the beach while eating seafood and watching the fireshow. PERFECT island vibe! It’s so weird  that Krabi isn’t an island. It sure feels like it.

Railay West, compared to the East side; there’s a large beach here. Making it a lot more expensive. I dolove  the beach on the Phra Nang beach too , the suset is amazing!

The second day of our trip we actually had 3 hours of sun, so you can imagine we were at the beach soaking it all up, having ice cold juices and taking the photos we needed. At one point it got so hot we had to go to walking street to cool down. Right when the smoothie lady was saying how lucky we were with the weather…the storm arrived.

Our time on the West side and the beach had come to an end and we were finally spending some time on the East side, where (in my opinion) the fun is!Also… the food and drinks costs half the price on the East side and it’s only a 2 minute walk from the beach side. I think most people don’t realize this, as they tend to just stay on the side where they have their hotel.

 

I knew Tom had booked us a night at the  Bhu Nga Thani but I was super surprised when we arrived and he had booked us an amazing private pool villa. It was perfect! Especially with the weather we had. I want to keep the photos about the hotel for my next post, as it was so special it deserves a post of its own.

Love this guy with all my heart <3

Because of the weather we choose to not climb during this trip, nor do any island hopping. I think this trip just proves how amazing Krabi is though. You can have a BLAST there no matter what <3

Until next time xxx

-A

13/05/16

Krabi here we come


Hotels booked for Krabi. I’m already dying to go back.I think Krabi is of my top 3 places in Thailand. I love the combination of beach time and activities and especially the fact that they have so many climbing spots. Not to talk about all the photo opportunities. I can’t wait to watch the sunsets or the sunrise and I’m not planning to miss any while there. We booked the Sand Sea resort which looks pretty sweet and has great reviews. I love that it’s located right on the beach. For the second night we booked Bhu Nga Thani. It’s also located pretty close to the sea, but looks newer and offers more view than the first one. Can’t wait to share with you guys!

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My Krabi crew 2014 <3 at Railay beach

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Poda island doens’t have a lot happening, but makes the best photos! Turquoise waters and clear blue skies…

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We also booked our trips to Norway in July and are flying with Thai airways. Two and a half week of Europe summer. So excited! We might try to book a couple of small trips around Europe too, depending on the weather back home.

Now I’m off to the gym again. 2 weeks until we go… seriously, I want my old body back ‘till then!
Unfortunately we’re having an after work at the office today. I’m skipping the beers and wine, but I can’t say no to pizza, hehe.

See you guys soon!

Xoxo

-A

11/05/16

Hello tan and beach activites, hello KRABI!


I’m turning 24 the end of this month so we’re off to Krabi to climb, tan and drink coconuts next to the monkies. I haven’t been there since February 2014 so I’m extremely excited for this trip. We’re only going two days as we booked this trip pretty spontaneously and didn’t really think about taking any time off work. But two days in Krabi?! I’ll take whatever I can get! We’re looking at hotels online, and I think we’re aiming for something nice, tho… we really won’t be spending any time in the hotel room.

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Pictures from SO Sofitel Hua Hin.

Off to Virgin now to use our 7 day pass that we got from the Under Armour challenge, hopefully I can get some kind of beach body by the 28th… 17 days to go!

Xoxo

-A