Our fifth day at Mai Khao Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand was all about the sunset. What a parting shot. So, basically, let me just drown you in photographs of the sunset? I was requesting for the free shuttle service to Turtle Village and after the front desk confirmed it, I turned around to go back to my room but I saw the Sun was about to set and ran – RAN – toward the beach isntead. What a glorious sunset! The Sun was the size of a dinenr plate! Had no time to grab the DSLR, so Pixel XL photos. But I don’t particularly regret the camera decision – because – it is better to get the shot on whatever you have, instead of not getting the shot on ANYTHING.
In other news, these chunky chocolate chip cookies are awesome. The chocolate covered coconut chips were better but the supermarket ran out of these sadly. I had planned to pick up sacks full of these for the boy. Alas. Hope he doesn’t read this. ( Who am I kidding, I KNOW he doesn’t read these 😛 )
Nothing much else to report. Tomorrow, onward to Bangkok. Thai SMILES flight is already delayed a couple of hours as we found out today. I’m feeling the aches of the last few days of swimming and beach bumming today. Tried some sun-bathing as well, again, today but the Sun was intense and after my heart rate hit 150, I decided it was best to come back to the room, drink liters of water, get into a warm shower and catch a nap in the 26 degree Celcius air-conditioning.
Lots of wine coolers have been had, peanuts with onions and lemon too. Bangkok will be a shock to the senses after the silence and calm of Mai Khao. But it will still be a whole lot better than what awaits us back in Gurgaon and Delhi. I’ve kept the anti-pollution face mask handy, incase Bangkok requires it.
There’s a bunch of other things that have been swirling about in my head and I intend to write about those. Apart from that, the #WTFNaina series’ scheduled posts have come to an end and I have an endless supply of anecdotes filed away in Google Keep and those need to be blogged as well. The series has gotten quite popular, even though I wrestle with the fact that some of it can get quite negative at times. I’ve considered completely giving it up but now it is part of the otherwise non-existen editorial calendar and there’s too much coming in the way of anecdotes anyway.
Another couple of days in Thailand and sad-panda-face doesn’t want to be back in Delhi. Ending all my #EyesForThailand blog posts with this same lament isn’t very entertaining is it? Truth rarely is. Unless it’s Donald Trump as president elect or the endless entertainment about the currency notes situation in India. Get on Twitter. You’ll know what I’m talking about.
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