Thailand picture diary

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Though Thailand wasn’t my favorite of the trip, I have so many good memories of the days we spent in Bangkok and Koh Tao. I was happy to get to spend New Year with so many friends from back home. I had my most memorable meals there as well as the most expensive yet delicious cocktail overlooking the city and welcoming the New Year. In Koh Tao we quickly adjusted to the island life mode, spending the days at beach, driving around the island with what I called a toy scooter, but mostly just relaxing.

Koh Tao

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After staying weeks in the remote garden at Ubud countryside and spending my days working, I could not have been happier to head to Bangkok on New Year’s Eve to reunite with Jenny, my New York sister. I was lucky to spend New Year with many friends from back home, all stopping by on their Asia trips to spend the New Year together. I did not have any expectations of Bangkok as a city, which turned out to be a good thing – I liked many things about it (cheap and overly delicious food for one), whereas Jenny experienced a slight culture shock being the first Asia experience for her. Next day, we toasted for the first day of 2014 at a super fancy sky bar, Lebua. Before the night was over, Jenny, Nea and I decided to head to south the next morning, to enjoy some island time in Koh Tao. Though I must admit we were disappointed to see how touristy the island was, we enjoyed the beach life and super good weather. The night train back turned out to be a good way to get a local experience though it did not provide a lot of sleep..