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21 Dec, 2019

An entertaining lunch at Red Chair

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

The Thailand diaries continue! To read past posts in this series, click here. As I mentioned in a previous post in this series, I was struggling with the idea of semi-forced relaxation that we had to impose upon ourselves. We’d get up in the morning, eat, and chill by the pool for a good part […]

01 Dec, 2019

Beach day

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

The Thailand diaries continue! To read past posts in this series, click here. I’m a little worried that if you’re reading this series of posts that you might think we’re not having a good time. Nothing could be further from the truth. The youngest daughter and I were getting along really well. Sharing this kind of […]

15 Nov, 2019

A bite of Thai food

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

The Thailand diaries continue! To read past posts in this series, click here. After our extraordinary time with the elephants, we decided to chill out by the pool for the rest of the afternoon. In the afternoon I went back to our 7-11 to pick up a few staples, which included a cup of coffee […]

The Thailand diaries continue! To read past posts in this series, click here. In my previous post I wrote about a questionable spa treatment we received while we were in Thailand. Thankfully, nothing bad happened as a result. (Yay us!) I know a few of you are probably wondering AT WHAT POINT THIS TRIP GETS […]

19 Oct, 2019

Fish feet

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

The Thailand diaries continue! To read past posts in this series, click here. Lynn‘s comment on my previous post made me wonder if I was making our trip out to seem perfectly horrible. Yes, we got stuck on a hot train in Paris while we were practially fainting with fatigue and jet lag. Yes, I had […]


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