🇹🇭 Our love affair with Thailand did not start off on good terms. We were denied entry by land at the Cambodian border, and had to delay our trip by almost a week to end up flying into Bangkok. Even though we arrived exhausted the city’s energetic vibe got us up and running again. We rapidly noticed the highly touristic atmosphere which is one of the things we tried to avoid, and decided to explore and risk visiting some less popular areas of the country. We think this was one of the best things we decided to do, visiting national parks seeking wild elephants by scooter and relaxing on beaches that were off the beaten path. We also got to see a bit of the muslim south of Thailand before crossing into Malaysia. We are living proof that risking to go out and see places that are not so touristic can be a very pleasant and an even more authentic experience. It is very rewarding when you have little to no expectations of a new place and you are surprised with something beautiful, because you can appreciate it for what it is, instead of visiting that photoshopped google image that creates at times a false reality. Many places sadly start loosing their authentic charm due to mass tourism, so next time you travel maybe think about heading in a less popular direction and you might be happily surprised at what you will find. .
➡️Next Post: 🇲🇾 Malaysia
Today is our 2 year anniversary as a married couple. We could not imagine doing this trip with anyone else but each other. Traveling together is not only an adventure but a test to the strength of our love, patience and respect. ❤️