As you know if you’ve been following my Photo of the Week posts, I’ve spent the last six weeks in Thailand… and I have another 13 weeks left here in Southeast Asia! I’m so excited to start sharing this trip to my favorite place on earth with you.
While this will mostly be a solo journey for me, I was joined by my baby sister Olivia for the first three weeks of the trip. She’s graduating college this May (hence my very-solid return date!) and going straight into the rigorous and prestigious Teach For America program. She won’t have time for a summer vacation, so she tagged along on this trip instead.
We started in Koh Tao — the island I lived on last year — to park it for a few weeks to catch up with friends and work, go diving, soak up the sun and visit all my old haunts. After, we headed up to Bangkok for a few days of nightlife (both of us), eating tacos (me), and shopping (Olivia). That city is one of my favorites in the world — the amazing markets, the hectic Khao San Road, the delicious street food, the luxurious yet affordable hotels — I love it all. For Liv’s last few days we jetted North to Chiang Rai, where I redeemed a bunch of hotel rewards points for a stay in a five-star resort. This was a totally new destination for both of us! You’ll be hearing all about it and more in the coming months.
For now, I’ll leave you with a little video introducing the next chapter of coverage on Meihoukai in Wanderland… the Baackes sisters take Thailand by storm!