At last, I'm sharing about the most memorable shore excursion during our cruise on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas. Our last destination was Phuket, Thailand and we were very much looking forward to our first elephant ride as a family!
You know, it takes a lonnngggg time for me to upload the photos, then sort, select, edit, enhance, make into collages and finally, compress before I can post them here. Considering how I can take over 1000 pictures for one holiday, please pardon me for taking time to write these Travelogue posts. The good thing is I will definitely write about the places that left an impression and it actually feels awesome to reminisce those fond times as I pen down the memories.
Phuket, Thailand's largest island, is a well-known tourist attraction for fun in the sun with beach activities like swimming, snorkelling, diving, yachting, jet-skiing, windsurfing and parasailing. This would have been a paradise for the hubby and I in our courtship days and we would love to do parasailing as a couple. I still think we might, one day. For now, we are happy to stick to more kid-friendly activities so that the girls can enjoy every bit of the holidays.
First up, we took a coach to Island Safari where we were going to come up close with animals - something that never fails to thrill and delight our kids.
Switzerland at 10,000ft high where we were swept over glaciers and snow peaks, carrying Ariel on an elephant ride sounded easy. Still, I made sure she was snug in the baby carrier and held onto the bar the whole time.
Ours last destination of the trip was to visit the largest and most revered temple in Phuket - Wat Chalong temple.
It's not that hard to tell that these two like to be outdoors, right? Compared to temples, churches and museums, I think that we still prefer to be close to nature and animals. Yes, call us the not very religious, cultured or knowledgeable type of family.
When we were left with the last half an hour, we could have chosen to make our way back to the ship earlier to rest, bathe and relax. But did we? Neh. We couldn't resist going for a dip in beach even though we did not bring along any extra clothing for the kids.
Have you visited Thailand with your family? What is your favourite activity there?
To read our review and exciting experience on board Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas, go here. To see more of the world, visit my Travelogue page here.