Why Thailand Ruined My Life


Who knew?

Everyone… But really, who knew?

It’s been over a year now since I’ve had my skin kissed by Thailand’s sun and now I am miserable (so dramatic).


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Why does Thailand just get to exist in such amazing beauty?


Why do they get these sandy beaches, warm breezes, amazing people, delicious food, fresh fruits, party beaches and calm beaches? Why does Thailand have to be such a paradise?


I am pale. Paler than pale. In fact I have been told that I am, “Haunting the house with my whiteness,” courtesy of my brother. I can feel the love in those words. But I do hate the sun and I hate just sitting on the beach doing nothinggggg. I can’t stand it. I like to be moving and exploring. I went to Mexico and Vegas and everyone just wanted to sit in the sun and I just wanted to crawl in a little hole to stop perspirating everywhere.. I sound awful for complaining, trust me I loved every moment, but the mix of sun and heat and trying to keep my skin covered was less than enjoyable!


I’d see people baking away in the sun, their skin bronzing and turning that desirable colour that some can only accomplish by spray tan. All the while mine turned an angry red and then suddenly I would get little brown spots everywhere. People would read and look flawless while I sat there under a towel with beads of sweat falling down my face and back.. Have I painted an attractive picture for you yet?



And I was fine not liking the beaches. I always said the mountains were my home. I live in Canada by the Rockies and loved the feeling of being somewhere so cold and majestic. I love our snowy winters and freak blizzard storms that would close down highways. In my youth (I sound old) I would be jumping with excitement when the schools got closed down for a “Snow Day.”

But Thailand changed that.

And now I’m stuck, surrounded by snow, in a big marshmallow jacket with no beaches in sight

Thailand has ruined me.

Why Thailand Ruined My Life  


I was so sure of who I was before Thailand. I was the person who hated the sun and loved the snow. But now I find myself looking at the snow questioning whether or not I loved it so much because I have never experience anywhere like Thailand. I mean yes, I love the snow. Yes I love Canada. Yes I still call the mountains my home but now, because of Thailand, I can’t get beaches and warm air off my mind. Something about it is just so alluring..


You could walk around with drinks, eat amazing street food (avoiding the strawberries like I learned.. I didn’t know what abdominal pain was till then lol), and wearing flowing boho clothes, hiking amazing trails, speed boating to islands that could only be called paradise and ordering Pad Thai for the third day in a row because you will never have one that great again..


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So why did Thailand ruin my life?


Because it is so so beautiful and amazing in every way. It’s unlike anywhere I’ve ever been. Warm air, sandy beaches, fresh fruit, sticky rice with mangos, crepes everywhere, night markets, buckets (portable alcohol), cute villas, palm trees, islands.. It is all so magical.


Thailand ruined my life in the best way possible. It opened my eyes to a whole new world I couldn’t have dreamed of if I hadn’t taken the chance to leave. I can’t wait to be back! Aaron and I found paradise on Koh Phangan so I cannot wait to go back and explore more of the islands.


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    February 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Omggggg I’d love to spend a month there, this sounds so exciting !
    I feel like colors were invented there haha

    Great pictures, thank you for sharing !!! 🙂

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.com/

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      February 9, 2016 at 8:16 am

      Ug me to Kenza! Thank you! I think colours we invented there it’s so vibrant!

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    February 5, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Love love love this post! It’s amazing how Thailand really seems to change people, but everyone I’ve spoken to that has been there seem so much more enlightened by their visit! Including me, of course! An amazing place that I could keep going back to!
    Kyah / http://www.weekendtempo.com

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      February 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thank you!! It’s true you do come back with this enlightenment and just peace with the world feeling! Such an amazing life changing place :]

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    February 4, 2016 at 7:38 am

    If off to Thailand next month and your post has made me even more excited!! Your picture look amazing!
    Leonie ♥ Lo On The Go

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      February 9, 2016 at 8:20 am

      You are going to have so much fun Leonie! It’s seriously one of the most feel good places to travel to I’m so jealous you get to go 😀

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    February 3, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I loved Thailand as well, even though I got ridiculously burnt there as well! I hope to return as well 🙂

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      February 9, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Haha let’s make burns are like initiation to Thailand 😛 Hopefully we get to go back soon :]

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    February 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    The sun is crazy harsh in Australia, so I fear it too. Not to mention I’m also ghostly pale. I used to lock myself indoors every summer, but then one day I decided to give summer a go, and I now love it. Beaches, long sun drenched days, beers with fish and chips. Perfecto.
    I also really envy your white Christmas’ and snow capped mountains! Canada is calling me!! x

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      February 9, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Eek summer in Australia would be intense. I tried summer there once and I don’t know how you survive. I was in Townsville and pretty sure I melted to the tile floor trying to cool down. You paint a really pretty picture though :]

      I hope you get to see the mountains soon! You’d love them :]


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