Holy Moly!

It’s been almost a 2 weeks since I’ve been able to get a post up on here!

With the start of the second half of the semester, I’ve added 2 more classes to my schedule, which means almost twice as much work as before! I also got promoted at work (woohoo!) and work in Vitamins now, instead of vitamins and on the registers. This is quite snazzy cause I love working in vitamins, but I also work an average of 28ish hours a week now, instead of 20. With my one other day at my second job, I’ve pretty much been the busiest bee in all the lands!

Seeing as how this will be my schedule for the next 2 months, I probably won’t have many opportunities to post on here, but do not worry! I will most certainly keep you guys updated about any trip plans/ideas, and anything especially cool that I find myself doing.

-Eliot

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8 Reasons to visit Thailand (Reason #6)

Reason #6: Thai Massage

Thai massage really should probably be the #1 reason to visit Thailand. I don’t have many photos of the experience, since I was not usually very focused on taking photos when I was about to get an epic massage.

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Thai massage is a lot different than your average message, and personally, I would say way better. When you arrive, you change into very loose fitting clothes; a big cotton shirt, and pants that tie. The massage is done fully clothed. You lie down on a thin mattress on the floor, or a raised platform, and the massage begins. Thai massage is also called Thai Yoga, if that gives you a better idea of what goes on. Your masseuse, starting with your feet, will push and pull your body in every different direction, getting you all nice and stretched out. Some people Thai massage “Lazy Man’s Yoga.”

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After the massage, you’re almost always given a cup of tea, and once I even got a mini banana! You are expected to drink the tea, as it helps you to settle down after the massage, instead of rush out the door. Even if you don’t find it to be that great tasting, (I think it tastes ok!) you should try and gulp it down out of respect.

BUT I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet! The massage only costs 6-9 dollars (depending where you are in Thailand) for a whole hour!!!!!!!

We’re almost through with all 8 reasons! Have you booked your ticket yet? 😉 I’ll be booking mine soon for my next trip!

8 Reasons to visit Thailand (Reason #4)

Reason #4: Climb up a Waterfall!

Although I have not done any research to confirm this, I’m pretty sure Thailand is the only place with a waterfall that you can climb up! The Buatong Waterfall, nicknamed the “Sticky Waterfall,” is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. While it is not actually sticky, you CAN walk up the falls!

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You arrive at the top of the falls, where there are small pools of water and streams that all eventually run into the big waterfall. These were full of little ones while I was there, but would be fun to take a dip in otherwise!

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Walk down a set of stairs through a bamboo forest, and you will come out at the bottom of the waterfall! The falls flows over rocks that are covered in limestone deposits. They are very grippy and feel a bit like sandpaper, so walking up is nearly effortless! There are a few small spots on the rocks that are green tinted, with moss growing. These are a little bit slippery, so do watch your step!

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Climbing the Sticky Waterfall is a very unique experience that I would recommend to any Thailand Travelers! Check it out!

And as always, be sure to check out my latest plants to take over Thailand.