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April 27, 2018

A holiday in Thailand, exploring the beaches, temples and more. Wearing Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand.

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Traveling Thailand

by Joshua Paget / for Eyewearthese.com / in Journeys

As a couple, me and my wife decided for our honeymoon we would go somewhere a bit different. Of course we could go to a classic honeymoon destination like Venice or Paris, but our sense of adventure over ruled that. We had a toss up between China and Thailand. After some research we decided Thailand was the one for us. Armed with my trusty camera and our plans of where and when we would go, we set off to explore.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Long Tail Boat at Railey towards a small Island | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Wearing Ray-Ban Sunglasses on Railey beach | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Monks in Thailand street | EyeWearThese

Wat Mahathat

Those who even slightly know me, know that I love temples, ruins, cathedrals etc. So discovering that a short journey from our first destination (Bangkok) there was the ancient city of Ayuthaya, we had to add it to our visiting list. The old city was once one of the most powerful in the world. But unfortunately in the 1700’s it fell to a Burmese invasion. Then it was destroyed and was left to overgrow. Luckily, since it has been cleared and somewhat restored. Wat Mahathat is the area we wanted to look at the most. It was horrible to learn the statues had been beheaded, mostly by vandals and robbers and it wasn’t the doing of the Burmese invasion.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | beheaded Statue in Wat Mahathat | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Ayuthaya Temples | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Headless Statue in Wat Mahathat Thailand | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Statue in Ayuthaya | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Statue and tree in Ayuthaya in Thailand | EyeWearThese

A Walk with the Elephants

From looking at what there is to do in Thailand, we saw time and time again, a walk with elephants. My wife and I suddenly turned into little children inside thinking about being with these amazing animals. Unlike some elephant sanctuaries this one actually takes great care of the animals and doesn’t exploit them. It was a great experience knowing that our walk and bath with the elephants was ethical and the Elephants were enjoying themselves too!

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Elephant spraying mud | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Lady stroking Elephant in Thailand | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Elephant Spraying mud up in the air | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Elephant walking through the trees | EyeWearThese

My way or the Waterway

We discovered that there were a lot of boat trips that we could go on to smaller islands. What a great thing to do! Travel around and explore more on the famous longtail boats in Railey. Furthermore, we decided to go on a Canoe trip around Ao Thalane. Another amazing experience. Here we could take the world at our own pace, exploring the different spots on the route. It was my moment to half feel like Bear Grylls or Levison Wood.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Longtail Boat floating in the coastline | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Close up of Long Tail Boat in Thailand | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Long line of Long Tail Boats | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Canoe in Ao Thalane | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Ao Thalane | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Modeling Ray-Ban in Thailand | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Monkey in Thailand Sitting | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Hugging and Elephant in Thailand | EyeWearThese

Mosey around the Markets

New York is the city that doesn’t sleep. Bangkok, must be fighting for that title! We arrived in Thailand in the early hours, but you could have been easily mistaken it was 8pm. The city is always busy! We bustled our way around the markets and took in the sights and smells. There were some extraordinary stalls. But we were both a little weary of buying from the stall, not knowing how fresh the food was or how well it was cooked. We really didn’t want to be ill on our first day.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Bangkok Streets at night | EyeWearThese

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Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Tiger Prawns being sold on a Market | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Squid being sold in Bangkok | EyeWearThese

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Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Crabs being cooked on a market stand in Bangkok | EyeWearThese

Tiger Cave Temple

The Tiger Cave Temple is a little misleading. When I see cave, I think a hole going underground, not climbing 1,237 steps. Of course we knew what we had let ourselves in for previously, but when we first saw the name we thought underground. It’s quite the opposite. Also, it is well worth the amount of sweat and burning thighs. The views are amazing. All across the greenery of the Thai landscape, your eyes are drawn to something new. The Buddha statue greets you perfectly, the sheer size and color is beautiful. Up at the top is also the foot print of Buddha.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Sign at the bottom of Tiger Cave Temple | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | The Buddha and Views from the top of Tiger Cave Temple | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Buddha statue at the top of Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Buddha's footprint on the top of Tiger Cave Temple | EyeWearThese

So many Statues

One thing I really enjoyed was the amount of Statues. Many colorful or stone made statues littered lots of tourist spots. I loved the detail on each. It was easy to look at them and think they are all the same. But, if you look more, they’re very individual.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Statues up the stairs in Thailand | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Small statues in Thailand | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Smiling Statue in Thailand | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Colorful Statue in Thailand | EyeWearThese

Ray-Ban Sunglasses in Thailand | Tiger Statue in Thailand | EyeWearThese

On to our Next Destination

We loved our time in Thailand. It had the perfect mix of beautiful beaches, history and adventure. The time flew by and we would never change what we did for the world. Except choosing to climb a mountain just before the rain came along and made it torturous and turning us back down the hill. Now it’s time to plan our next destination.


Footnotes: Photographs – Jack Turner (jackturnerphotography – turner_travels on Instagram) | Words – Joshua Paget

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