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A trip to the Scenery Resort

August 7, 2011

Our homeschoolers wanted to have a “feel” of farm life so we looked online where we could possibly go for a field trip. Initially we wanted to go to a farm but the entrance fee was quite costly, so we cancelled it.

Through a recommendation of a friend, we decided to go to Scenery Resort.  It is located in Suanphung, Ratchaburi, about 4 hours drive from where we are in Bangkok.

Scenery Resort is said to be Thailand’s “New Zealand”– we have always wanted to go to New Zealand and since there seem to be no opportunity for us to do so, I guess this would be a perfect alternative for us. Haha!

The resort is famous for its lush green fields– and those mountains are gorgeous, aren’t they?  It is also very seldom that you would see sheep in Bangkok so it was refreshing to be in a place that is neither crowded nor noisy. Pure nature!

Our homeschoolers really had a “feel” of farm life that day– they loved those hats, and feeding the sheep with grasses.
One fun activity there was the Archery– fun for both adults and kids.
Their website says Kayaking is also available for those who are keen.
We could have ridden in horses too, but they are available at 3pm.  We had to leave before that so that we could get to Bangkok before it starts to have heavy traffic in the late afternoon.  It is for the same reason that we did not go Kayaking.
They also have rooms available for those who want to stay overnight.  If we were to go there again, we would stay for the night so that we could maximize our time, making the most of the long trip.

 

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A traveler’s must-have

July 15, 2011

Thrill and adventure that comes with travelling to different places involves certain risks. But it shouldn’t stop anyone to seek the fun side of life. There are insurance companies that offer good car insurance but there is also the 5th wheel insurance for RV. It offers extended benefits exclusively for RVs that are not offered by regular car insurance companies. For the thrill seekers as well as for those who made RV their home, it is always good for the conscience to travel covered. It takes away layers of veil to see and enjoy life.

Ayutthaya, the Ancient City

May 25, 2011

I had the chance to visit Ayutthaya, the ancient city in Thailand.  It is a very historical place, being the capital of Siam– that’s Thailand before it got its new name.  Siam was a kingdom and had kings for hundreds of years until it became Thailand, with Bangkok as its capital.

This is one of the temples by this beautiful lake.  It is so peaceful here.
Ruins of the ancient city
Another temple


We had the chance to go up a very high temple with very steep stairs… the view below was breath-taking.

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Another trip to the airport!

April 15, 2011

Our trip to the airport for the kids’ arrival 2 weeks ago was perhaps one of the most unforgettable time I had in my life. The excitement to finally see them after 10 months of not being together was something I could still remember up to now. It was an emotional reunion, with lots of tears, hugs and laughter.

My sister brought our two kids, which was brave of her. I know our boy is very active and cannot stay put, but she managed to bring all two kids safely into our arms, surviving two domestic airports in the Philippines and lots of waiting in-between.

The trolley with casters were such a huge help, since she just had to put all the bags there. No sweat.
Chatting with my sister.  Look how loaded her trolley was!  That’s Ria, our 9-year old daughter beside me.  Hubby and our 5-year old boy are right behind us.

Anyways, we will be going to the airport on Monday to send off hubby. He will be going to the Philippines for an ear check up. To the airport we go… again. But this time would not be as happy.

Going around Bangkok

April 5, 2011

Just this afternoon I asked our neighbor how to get to the floating market. My sister has seen a segment of Discovery Travel about this historic tourist place in Thailand, and I want to take her there this week.

I was surprised to find out that there are actually many floating markets, but our neighbor said we could go to the most famous one.

It’s really hard to get around Bangkok and its neighboring provinces, especially if you don’t have a map and most locals do not speak good English. To drive around, one has to have a good GPS.

Speaking of a GPS, we would like to have one. But first, we should have a car! LOL. 🙂 But really, it would not hurt if as early as now we would look into gps reviews, right?

So when the car comes, we would not have trouble going around Bangkok– and take guests to these historic places worth going to!

Important documents sent!

April 5, 2011

We have to scan lots of important documents before the kids had to come to Thailand. We had to go to the Philippine embassy to have an issued affidavit allowing my younger sister to take the kids to Thailand. Aside from that, we had to scan our passports, the kids’ birth certificates, our marriage contract and hubby’s work permit.

We did not have to buy a document scanning software, since there was a shop nearby that has it. We are also grateful for fast and efficient postal services, the documents arrived the Philippines long before their departure.

Anyways, now the kids are already with us and we are so glad to be reunited with them after 9 months.

Those important documents were sent, but we had to keep the original copies. I should organize my files one of these days so it will be easier to look for them if needed in the future.


At Suvarnabhumi airport: us and the kids, plus my sister Reyna.  One of the happiest moments of my life!

Breath-taking!

March 23, 2011

This is my favorite photo of the sunset at Koh Lipe, an island in South Thailand (ehemm .. yours truly, the budding photographer took this. haha). I just stared at the beautiful sight and just marveled at the hues of blues, yellows, pinks and pale reds. I was at Koh Lipe with some very special friends, but I was missing the kids and hubby while I was there.

Maybe we could plan out a holiday sometime. Would it be at Outer Banks? I wish! I am sure it would be a vacation the family will remember for a lifetime.

I really think that we should include family vacations in our budget. I grew up not having regular family get aways but everytime we had one, it always brought beautiful memories.

Where is your favorite vacation destination? I have yet to find out mine.