Tuesday, March 4, 2014

on the islands {part 1}.

finally! finally, the good stuff. when we thought about our honeymoon we were definitely more the "relax on a beach" group of people, but since we were able to take a good amount of time off work, we were also in the "relax in a faraway beach" group of people. which brings me to the week we spent in southern thailand. my words won't do justice to this amazing place, but i hope the pictures will help. if there is a heaven, i guarantee you, it will look something like this. the night we arrived was thai thanksgiving, where you pray to the rain goddess for rain. part of the tradition is to light a candle that is placed in a flower that is then floated out into the river/ocean/pool (what i would give to see the river in bangkok filled with these!). while we arrived much too late to participate, our hotel saved us one to light on our own, which was so special and fun for us. the next morning we woke up to the view you see in some of the pictures - i'm naturally an early riser, and shockingly brian flew out of bed too. at around 5:30 AM i shook his shoulder and said "it's happening", as if it was christmas morning. watching the sun rise there was so magical and amazing - i think of it at random times and it usually makes me tear up. this was an amazing, amazing place (which some lucky people choose to have their wedding at, documented in a few pictures below!) we dream all the time of going back, and i really, really hope life brings us there again. more to come...

11 comments:

  1. I've been waiting my whole life for these pictures. Not really, but they were totally worth the wait omg. I want to be there right now. So breathtaking.

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  2. Wow. It really does look like a magical place. That pool! And your view! Just incredible.

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    1. the pool amazed us - we were like, who knew pools could be so spectacular! whoever designed it is a genius.

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  3. so insanely jealous of that view! and the pool! keep these pictures comin' colleen! they are beautiful!

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    1. i have some more, don't fret haha!

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    1. definitely the word to describe it. the only word to describe it!

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  5. Now that is a beach vacation done right! It looks like an amazing setting. How cool you got to experience a bit of their new year tradition, too!

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  6. Aint nobody that does a sunset quite like Asia.

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