family · Thailand 2014

Thailand day one

Well, I suppose that technically day one was the day we arrived.  But since we spent most of that day in the air – and I have to say, both my daughters were superb travelers – and didn’t arrive at our hotel until almost midnight, yesterday (Wednesday) was really day one.

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The rest of my family have already adapted to Thai time, but my body seems firmly attuned to the time in Melbourne. So I was well and truly awake by dawn. The photo above is the view from our hotel window. After breakfast we decided to take a trip up the river to Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace.

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One of the funniest things has been that the girls appear to be a tourist attraction in their own right.  They have been photographed many times both by locals and other tourists.  They do stand out with their blonde hair – actually, there are less Anglo-European people here than I anticipated.

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The afternoon was spent in the hotel pool.  Our new bathers got a workout – and my husband also got a workout in the form of a thai massage.

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Today we plan to take a food tour of the Bang Rak district.  Tasting food – ticks all boxes for me!  We have quickly realised that one activity a day outside the hotel is all that the kids can manage.  The rest of the time is clearly destined to be spent in the pool.

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8 thoughts on “Thailand day one

  1. It looks wonderful! I hope you enjoy it all and those bathers get a good workout. It seems like half my kids friends and teachers are off to Thailand this week. Maybe you will meet someone from Ballarat 🙂

  2. Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing. I particularly your swimsuit and the ruffly dress of your littlest one. Beautiful! Can’t you tell I sew…I tried to concentrate on the travel photos but I got distracted 😉

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