Thailand vacation wrap up- from 10 to 1
Are you ready for my Cambodia and Thailand Vacation wrap up post? November is not the most exciting month for me- especially when my beloved Iowa Hawkeye football team is doing terrible. This year I decided a long trip in November would be just right. I came up with the Thailand and Cambodia idea because I have always wanted to see Angkor Wat in Cambodia and I like beaches so why not add Thailand!
Angkor Wat did not disappoint. It was so well preserved, massive, and old. Definitely one of the top 5 sights I have ever visited.
Instead of just listing my favorites and least favorites, here is a list from 10 to 1 about my Thailand/Cambodia vacation:
10- percentage of toilets that were Western style (because you know I have to blog about the bathroom situation everywhere I go!). 90% were eastern squatters.
The most different thing in Southeast Asia is that in lieu of toilet paper, restrooms usually have a spray hose in which to clean yourself. At rest stops it was just a bucket of water with a scoop. No thank you! Definitely bring a large stash of TP if going to Thailand!
9- times i ate pad thai
I’m going to be done with the Pad Thai for a while.
8- days of sunburn. Thanks Phi Phi Island, AoNang, and Phuket for that.
7- days too many. This vacation was almost 4 weeks which I have figured out is a bit too long for me at least for this area. Temples visiting was annoying, pad thai (which I love) was boring, and I was ready to be done.
6- Massages. 2 Thai massages, 2 coconut oil massages, and 2 foot massages.
Thai massages= ouch! Coconut oil massages on the beach were great!
5- Gaudy temples in Thailand:
4- Spicy shrimp soups- my favorite dish the whole time on vacation.
They aren’t that photogenic but they were the best. I’m excited to try it at Thai Arroy, my favorite Thai restaurant stateside.
3- new countries (Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos) to add to the list of places I’ve visited.
2- days you really need to see all of the good temples around Siem Reap including Angkor Wat
1- Baby elephant that I wanted to take home with me.
The elephants were the best thing in Thailand!
Onto the next adventure!