Saturday, July 29, 2006

And we thought we were spoiled in HK ...

The night before leaving for Macau we were presented with an amazing surprise from Mona and Oliver. Oliver had booked us into the Westin Resort in Macau for 2 nights! We were completely floored. We thought we had already been spoiled silly while in HK and here we were, checking into a room the next day with an ocean view! AND of course, for those of you who have stayed at the Westin before, the HEAVENLY bed! WOW.

Needless to say, we only saw a little bit of Macau during the time we were there. We did manage to explore one of the casinos there, visit the ruins of St. Paul and get a taste of Portugese food with my cousin who works there as well.

We're now in Bangkok and although it was hard leaving all that luxury behind, I'm glad we're on the road again. I'm absolutely loving Thailand so far. The people here are extremely friendly, travelling here is easier than China, and the food has been delicious!

We're not sure where to spend our time in Thailand yet so if anyone has any suggestions, we'd love to hear them!


At 2:44 PM, Anonymous felix said...

thailand! i only spent a week there, but managed to hit ayuthaya and ko samet.

ayuthaya night market -- spiciest food i've had EVER. mostly cuz we didn't know what we pointed at, but still, ouch! make sure you still have some xantac! beautiful ruins, it's a good place to rent a bike and pedal around. anyway it's a good close-to-bangkok 2-day trip.

ko samet was great -- it's a small island that we took a boat to from rayong. i have nothing to compare it to, but the beaches were beautiful, the partying wasn't out of hand (actually quiet for a thai island) and it wasn't too crowded. we actually had some swaths of beach to ourselves, but things may have changed.

of course you have to check out bangkok's red light district (remember howard's stories) and a gazillion temples, markets, and general chaos.


At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Dan Herold (drh) said...

Hey Jenni!

Thailand is absolutely amazing. If you have time, make your way up to Chiang Mai, then be sure to head south and check out the Islands - (Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Phangan) - Ko Tao was my personal favourite.

You can also check out some photos of mine while I was there. Head over to

Thanks for the great blog. It's been a blast reading through your posts. Miss you on the team.


At 9:13 AM, Blogger Jenni said...

hey guys,

Thanks for the great tips! We're definitely going to Ayuthaya and surroundings. Thinking about Chiang Mai as well. And after much research on islands and it being monsoon season and all, I think we've decided on Ko Samui, Ko Phangan area.

We were out at the red light district today but got there way too early! (yes we're dolts). anyways, we're going to try to make it back again another night when we've had our afternoon naps :).


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