Amazing Thailand


In January to February of 2011, I took a trip to Thailand as a gift to myself for graduating with my Bachelors from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) just a couple months prior in December.  Being a Thai-American born in New York but raised in a Thai household, the culture shock wasn’t too bad.  Outside my house I was American but when I walked through my door I was living under Thai rules.  It also helped that I can speak Thai fluently albeit unable to read or write.  I should also mention I went alone but still have family there.

Luckily, I traveled during the slow season (also known as value season) so the price wasn’t that bad; it was still something a new grad can handle.  Because it was winter here in the states and Thailand only has two temperatures: hot (during our winter) and very hot (every other time of the year), the weather was manageable when I went.  I do not recommend traveling to South East Asia during Summer time unless you enjoy scorching heat.

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Cruising Newbie

Welcome to Majestic Alaska!

I went on my first cruise in 2009 at the tender age of 24.  It was a summer family vacation.  We were on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas.  The trip was a one week cruise to Alaska plus a couple days for flights to and from Canada.   Being that it was my first cruise, I had no idea what to expect but knew it would be amazing nonetheless.Continue reading