Paradise

one of my best memories

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Phi Phi

Finally took a well needed vacation by heading to Phuket for a few days. It was such a trek to get there but it was worth it. The mahout of my cool elephant Chumpe was really cool and let me get off the little seat they put tourists on. He signaled for me to copy him and get on top of Chumpe’s head. It was only for a mere second that I was like “Umm no!” and then  brushed it off and thought what the heck. So I got to scrabble through his thick, creepily hairy back and climb on top. I have never clenched my thighs so hard in my life. I missed Chiang Mai though, it felt more like a home…though I am aware I was in a hotel lol. I dunno, Phuket felt soooo touristy it was starting to get obnoxious. Ha, the New Yorker getting sick of the touristy things. Had a good time getting sunburned as well. I have never had a painful sunburn before…I may have started to smell like bacon at some point. And everything in that video is real….including that amazing plane ride ❤

Jodi snorkeling like a pro

Oo la la

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Arriving

We arrived safe and sound at the Chiang Mai airport. But like they say, it is about the journey and not necessarily the destination. I realized how much more patient I was during the trip. My tolerance for flying and dealing with airports was greatly changed during my 5 day expedition to Mozambique back in 07′. You just got to roll with the punches and pray for that moment you get out of the airport with all your luggage intact.

La familia waits

Our Battle Wounds: Allergic reaction to my bracelets

Our Battle Wounds: Jodi's bag put up a fight

Loving my window seat