Yes, after what seemed like a year of going away lunches and parties (which I enjoyed tremendously), we have actually left and as a result landed in Thailand to begin our adventure. We have been here for two days now and I am starting to feel human after some serious jet lag. I guess 30 hours of traveling across the international date line and flipping your days and nights will do that to you. The boys have acclimated much easier. Oh to be young again.
I am experiencing really bad ankle swelling as a result of the extremely long day (or day and half as the case may be) on the plane. I was told it would last 2-3 days and that I should elevate and massage the feet and ankles. Luckily there is a foot massage place right next door. For about 250 baht (or $8.50), you can get a 60 minute foot massage. I LOVE Thailand.
We have gone to the beach each of the two days. Supposedly the sun is supposed to help with jet lag. Let’s get real though, we all know how much I love the beach. Did anyone really think they could keep me away? The water was cool enough to be refreshing and warm enough to be delightful, simply perfect if you ask me. I did not take pictures yesterday from Bang Tao Beach but here are a few from Patong Beach taken today.
The humidity is taken to a whole new level in Thailand. It has been two days and my skin already feels better and I am not even using lotion. My hair, however is not as receptive. I am going to have to rethink hair styles here. I am not sure my hair dryer and flat iron is sufficient enough to their job. My straight, flat and dirty hair that traveled half way around the world immediately started to grow upon arrival. Waking up this morning, the face on Brennan was priceless. He, who notices nothing significant about me (because I am his mother) said I need to go do something with my hair. Even his stick straight hair has some curl to it here.
I must talk about the food. I can’t even begin to tell you how good it is. And filling. Yesterday we had lunch and it ended up being the only meal of the day. I don’t know if it is the heat or the jet lag or that the meal was really that filling but it sort of makes me sad that I wasn’t hungry for dinner because I wanted to eat some more. I do wonder however, how Thai food became so spicy because it seems as if you wouldn’t want spicy food if is hot and humid outside. What do I know though because I obviously don’t want to stop eating it. I am not a big fan of taking food pictures but if you are interested let me know and I will snap a few.
Our taxi back to Bang Tao from Patong – look I even got Brennan to smile (fake as it may be).
There you have it, my first official post from Thailand. Now I need to get over the swollen ankles and jet lag so I can really start to enjoy myself.