We spent most of the holiday relaxing by the pool, wandering along the beach, eating lots of fabulous food and sipping on wonderful cocktails. We both had Birthdays while we were away which is nice (we tend to be away over them). The beaches we went to were pretty amazing. Koh Samui is a wonderful island and all the local people were lovely and the hotel staff couldn’t have been nicer.
The food in almost everywhere in Thailand was gorgeous (the airport hotel food and hotel in general actually in London – not so much!). It was relatively cheap as well so we ate and drank A Lot.
I was well behaved and bought NO new shoes. Yes, much to our surprise I didn’t buy so much as a slipper. Shopping in Koh Samui was fairly stressful as we were near Chaweng beach which was fairly hectic and full of hawkers and knock offs – mainly sunglasses and sportswear. Also I spotted some fake Louboutins for sale. Yak.
Shopping in Bangkok was a bit more my style. Siam Discovery and Paragon were pretty cool with designer boutiques but everything seemed SO expensive. By my rough currency converting labels like Jimmy Choo seemed significantly more expensive than they would be here. Similarly, although the make up counters were pretty tempting, again they seemed expensive.
In MBK I was shocked by how many of the branded items of sale seemed fake – MAC, benefit, Nike etc so again I steered clear. The one thing that did catch my eye however was some of the cosmetic things I haven’t seen so much of at home. Nail art and jewllery seems to be huge at the moment. I noticed a couple of girls with hugely embellished nails and picked up a few striper polishes for about £1 each. I was tempted to buy some of the oversized jewels and things but I can’t help but think they would be a bit heavy on natural nails and more suited to false nails. Also of course there is the very glaring worry that I couldn’t pull the look off anyway! I’m not sure if rural NI is ready for it... just yet.
...Google Image - similar to styles I saw
In any case I received some lovely compliments on my white nails when I arrived in Bangkok so that was good enough for me!
So, anyone else been to Thailand or planning to go anywhere lovely?