We left the day after the wedding for Phuket and after over 24 hours in airports and on airplanes we landed in our new favorite place. Our resort was absolutely incredible - Expansive with pool after pool and bar after bar. Nestled right on the beach, with so many amenities we could barely keep track of them. We had a wonderful welcome when our barefoot bellhop brought our bags into our room with a bottle of wine waiting on the counter. Chocolates sat close by and a bathtub full of flower petals. Towels folded into the shape of swans sat on the bed and we loved it all.
We fell fast asleep in our fluffy king sized bed and every day blended into the next after that. LOTS of amazing food, baby elephants that hung out by the pool, Thai massages, beer and wine, walks and talks, late nights and lots of sleeping in, cooking classes, bus rides, an elephant trek through the jungle, a boat cruise at sunset, and the most incredible husband. It was a dream of a honeymoon, and it was only the beginning. I fell more in love every minute of every day, and it just felt like we were the only two people in the world for a week straight.
I will write more about the elephants and cooking class at a later date, and you can look forward to many wonderful pictures. In the meantime, know they were the highlights of the trip for me in many ways!
From Phuket we headed to Bangkok for a complete change of pace. Bangkok was fast and upbeat with tons going on and constant motion around us. It is a wake up early and stay up late city. We walked everywhere. We hit tons of markets, had an overwhelming amount of street food, took a ferry taxi, checked out the Grand Palace, shopped, dressed up for a fancy dinner, and stayed in a swanky hotel.