Travel : Summertime Thailand!
By Susan Chalom
Replete with contrasts and extremes…I started out in Bangkok…the first impression....hot, polluted, chaotic, but the plusses outweigh …Stylish hangouts, luxe accommodations, lively street markets, the finest restaurants, gilded Buddhist temples, riverboat trips, the best shopping, state of the art day spas, impeccable service and a non-stop nightlife. Can keep one busy for weeks! My first stop always is a heavenly outdoor lunch at the Oriental Hotel on the Chao Phraya river …
From Bangkok I flew south to the Thai's favorite island, Koh Samui, a tropical paradise with aquamarine waters and brilliant sunsets…This island has many wellness retreats and spas, Kamalaya, with a global clientele, being one of the best .. beautiful tropical landscaping, many types of Thai massage and every kind of pampering imaginable, kayaking, yoga/meditation, outdoor showers and plunge pools and the freshest exotic fruits and most delicious healthy food …. the most perfect complement to the magnificent chaos of Bangkok!
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© By Susan Chalom