Phuket Thailand

A Beautiful Memory to Keep in My Phuket

Our weekend trip to Phuket, Thailand was amazing. There’s definitely a lot of things to do there and we are hoping to cover even more on another holiday. In Phuket, the beaches, massages and food are a must. My husband and I made it a point to eat a lot of Pad Thai, Papaya Salad and drink lots of Thai coconuts.

We stayed at a beach resort along Kata Beach and the view and location was perfect. Our first day, we spent most of it relaxing along the beach.

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At the end of the night, a couple of my husband’s friends took us to Patong…kind of a mix of both the Las Vegas strip and New Orleans, Bourbon Street together. We had a fabulous time and let’s just say I checked something off of my bucket list.

Our next day was recovery day. We started off the day by checking out a hole in the wall restaurant that was recommended by Trip Advisor. Initially we were the only non locals there and were a bit intimidated with ordering our food but the lady at the counter was so sweet and helpful. We ordered 3 dishes equivalent to 5USD and it was by far the best Thai food that we’ve ever had! 

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Afterwards, we ended up back at the beach again.

For dinner, my husband’s friend took us to Rawai pier for seafood. On our way there, we had a good view of the Big Buddha. At Rawai, we picked out our seafood from the vendors, then picked a restaurant to have it cooked. It was definitely an experience, the seafood was amazing!!! 

And finally we tried Thai ice cream!!! It was so cool to finally see this being made aunthentically. 

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Thailand is beautiful! We had an amazing time in Phuket and will definitely be back! 

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Love always,

Chrystal

Phuket Bound

Hi Guys!

Sorry it’s been awhile. Just wanted to update everyone on our upcoming trip to Phuket. I’m so excited!!!! So far, I’ve heard great reviews on beaches, food and spas that I can’t wait to try. I’ve seen some AMAZING photos on both Instagram and Pinterest and I.AM.SO.STOKED.

If anyone has any great ideas on tourist spots or attractions in Phuket, please do share.

Other than that, we are Phuket Bound and I will keep everyone posted on our travels.

Love always,

Chrystal

 

A Hui Hou…Until We Meet Again

This past weekend, my husband and I were blessed to be able to fly back home to Hawaii to witness 2 beautiful weddings and to see our family and friends. The second we landed it was go time for us as we wanted to squeeze as much time in with our loved ones within a week.

While my husband was on the entourage for one wedding, I managed to make it to both weddings in one day, I was able to witness the ceremony of our good friends just in time to make it to the other side of the island for my little cousin’s reception. Both weddings were so beautiful and filled with so much love and we could not have been any more happier for the two couples.

Hawaii is known for good food and beautiful beaches. Other than bento’s, poke and spam musubi’s, North Shore was on the top of our list of places we needed to go to and where we spent most of our time during our stay.

Our favorite beach and first stop is usually 3 Tables better known as Pupukea. The water isn’t rough and it’s also perfect for snorkeling.

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This is Waimea. There’s a giant rock on the far left where you can jump off into the water.

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Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck in Haleiwa, this is a must when in Haleiwa or Kahuku

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Giovanni’s Shrimp Scampi (garlicky goodness)

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Shaved ice from Matsumoto’s

And Dole Whip from the Dole Plantation. The one on the right has Li Hing topping on it.

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The drive back home is even breath taking.

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While back home, I realized that I never really appreciated living in Hawaii as much as I do today. I already miss the scenic drives, the beaches and having our families all in one place. Hawaii and the people in it will ALWAYS hold a special place in our hearts.

A Hui Hou Kakou…until we meet again

Love always,

Chrystal