So today is the day.. Josh and I are flying out from Birmingham airport at 8.30pm for 8 weeks travelling around Thailand! Despite moving out to Switzerland and France for a while (read about that here), this seems like a much bigger adventure. Probably because I've never been to that part of the world before, never been anywhere that far away before and I don't know any of the language - but I'm so excited to experience the country and culture.
We've got a 6 hour 45 minute flight to Dubai, where we have a couple of hours wait, then another 6 hours flight before we arrive in Bangkok airport. I am the worst possible person to sit next to on a flight, I absolutely hate everything about flying, so I feel pretty sorry for whoever ends up next to me! This will be the longest flight I have ever been on, so I hope it all goes smoothly, I'm actually really glad we have the change at Dubai in the middle haha it'll give me a chance to calm down!
Once we're in Bangkok we've got a hotel pre-booked for the first couple of nights, after that we're just planning on winging it and moving around when we feel like it. I've been reading my trusty Lonely Planet guide book above, to scope out the most interesting attractions across the country. I'm really excited to see temples, Buddha's, monks, elephants (only visiting sanctuaries that look after the ill/old elephants), visit the beautiful islands, go snorkelling, shop at the night markets and water markets and towards the end of our trip, experience Thai New Year. One of our friends is currently travelling in the countries around Thailand at the moment, so we're going to be meeting up with her in April to celebrate Thai New Year and relax on the islands for our final weeks!
My blog is going to be quite quiet on the fashion and beauty front while I'm away, however I might try and do a couple of travel updates, would that be something you'd be interested in seeing?
Also if anyone has been to Thailand and has any recommendations of places to go or things to see then please please leave them in a comment below, I would love to hear them and I'll be able to pick them up on my phone while I'm there! :)