The road to Pai was extremely wiiindingggg. If you have a weak stomach, take precautions ahead of time. There were even road signs indicating where you can pull over to hurl…
Our van made it safe and sound into town and we took a 15 min walk to our hostel, Spicy Pai. It consisted of cute bamboo bedrooms equipped with mosquito nets, and a hammock hang out area. I loved sipping on coffee in the morning while swinging in a hammock and looking at the beautiful mountain range.
There was plenty to see in Pai. My favorite thing was hunting for waterfalls and watching the sunset over the canyon. There also was a giant Buddha to hike to, hot springs, and cute cafes!
The islands in Southern Thailand are absolutely stunning ! I stayed on Ko Tao to do my scuba diving certification. One of the highlights was taking a longtail boat 10 mins to a neighboring island with the most amazing viewpoint.
I wore one of my favorite vintage maxi skirts. It’s lightweight and super comfortable with a cute daisy print. I paired it with my favorite crop top and gold choker necklace ☺️
Its a small hike up to the top… and a bit windy once you get there ! On the beach there also are amazing views, a huge sandbar, and great snorkeling spots!
I had so much fun spending the day here and couldn’t get enough views of the gorgeous blue water !
After our time in Cambodia, we left to Thailand! We headed to the North first, and spent time in Chiang Mai. We visited the dazling White Temple in Chiang Rai, two hours by bus.
It was absolutely stunning!
The Wat Rong Khun temple (official name of the White Temple) was in need of renovation so a local artist decided to reconstruct it and make it into a contemporary art exhibit.
Since it is a temple, you need to dress modestly. I choose my cobalt blue maxi skirt and black floral top. It was a nice balance of staying fairly cool while still being covered. Then a layered on some rose gold accessories ! Most of my pieces were Rose gold Drusy styles from Kendra Scott.
The White Temple is definietly worth a visit! I really enjoyed the beauty of the temple and catching sight of the many symbols used throughout it.
So far on my trip, the stop in Siem Reap, Cambodia, has been my favorite! We woke up at 4am so that we could watch the sunrise over Ankor Wat. We hired a Tuk Tuk to take us around to all of the major temples and were dropped off to do our own exploring!
Tom Phrom, or the “Indian Jones Temple” was my favorite !
You need to make sure you dress respectfully at these temples of you won’t be allowed in. My cap sleeve, floor length dress was a perfect way to stay stylish but covered up.
Accessory details :
Kendra Scott rose gold blake bracelet set
Kendra Scott Brown Pearl ring
I would highly recommend spending a decent amount of time at the temples-they offer multiple day tickets. And having a tour guide would be really helpful to learn all the details about the temples!
Xoxo – KP
Our next stop was Cambodia. One 8 hour bus…that turned into 15 hours and we finally made it. Sihanoukville was such a fun place and a really nice place to relax! They had some beautiful beaches and picturesque islands a quick boat ride away!
It was the perfect place to break out some new cute bathing suits !
The low-key highlight of the trip was the amount of tree swings you could find. You couldn’t get me off of them !
There was a drastic change in weather once we got to Vietnam.. bring on the heat and bring on the humidity.
We took a tour out to the Chi Chu Tunnels one day and went the War Museum. The museum was very moving and a really interesting part of the trip.
The next days we paid for people of motorbikes to take us around to see the city. We did so bargain shopping at Ben Thanh Market, where I got a cute new backpack for 75% off the asking price.
We also took a cooking class. The place had their own garden where we picked our own ingredients and we made soo much yummy food!
My first stop was a 10hr layover in Shanghai. Doesn’t sound too fun right?
SURPRISE . SURPRISE. We hopped in a taxi to Shanghai Disneyland and got there right when it opened.
This was definietly the best layover I’ve had! Some advice though- if you’re planning on leaving the airport on a layover, check the weather for that location first.. the destinations for our trip average around 80*F but Shanghai was literally freezing (30*F). Luckily I checked an hour before departing and snagged my favorite Disney sweater.