So, it has been around 6 months since we have been overseas, and we haven’t seen our friends in too long! 6 months has changed us so much as people. We have met so many new friends, have done so many things that most people we know may not even do in their whole lifetime, and we have even changed our entire round the world itinerary (but that is always going to be constantly changing – we really enjoy travel planning).
It’s coming up to school holiday time, and the kids here get a whopping 2 months of holidays! So the deal with teachers is: you choose your holiday time, and if you’re not away the whole two months, you do holiday English camps – Therefore babysitting small children whose parents have made them study on their break.
So, the boys (being Tristan’s male friends) have decided to come and enjoy Thailand with us, we have decided to do Koh Samui, Koh Phangan (and it’s Full Moon Party) and Koh Tao – ie. the party trail. Very different to what we have been experiencing for the last 6 months, and what also makes it very apparent to me that travelers who do follow the party trail, haven’t actually seen the ‘real’ Thailand. Looking forward to showing our friends what they have missed out on during their previous trips to the ‘land of smiles’.
After this awesome 2 weeks, we will be leaving the boys, and heading up to Northern Thailand to see Chiang Mai and Pai to wind down and relax, and enjoy our favorite things together – exploring, learning and good food!