My second week in Thailand has been nothing short of absolute fun. Although my primary reason for being here is to preach the word, I’ve also taken full advantage of some of the sights and activities this country has to offer. My traveling group and I have truly experienced the tourism of Thailand. Let me share some of my favorite, fun moments so far with you!
First up is our trip to Lumpini Park, a huge, beautiful, serene park located in Bangkok.
The park is well known mostly for its population of kimono dragons that reside in and around the lake. 🐲 The locals refer to them as alligators lol but they’re not nearly as harmful.
We rented pedal boats on the lake and it was so much fun!
Next fun adventure was our trip to Koh Samed island. Our friend Cat suggested we take a bus ride to one of the nearby beaches and that is precisely what we did. She and her husband Kurt taught us how to get our tickets and where to catch the bus at.
Once we were settled in the bus terminal, I decided to do some witnessing while we waited. I met a man and showed him a message written in Thai that asks: Do you know any deaf in the area? (Our friend Amanda wrote it out for us as an aid in the ministry)
The man spoke some English and replied that his own sister is deaf but lives some distance away. I explained that there was a cong in Bangkok for the deaf and she might like it. He asked whereabout and I gave him a meeting invite with the KH address. It was a great experience. Shortly after it was time for us to board our bus to Koh Samed Island.
4 hours later we arrived at the pier, did a little shopping
then took a ferry boat to the island.
We spent the night on the island. Take a look at our room and the beautiful views of Koh Samed.
And I can’t forget the amazing food I had. Best meal of the trip so far was on this island.
Shrimp cakes and fried rice topped w/ fried egg. (All the fried food is awful for my skin but so worth it!) It was sooooo delicious. 😋😋😋
Next favorite moment was the day Palore and I went to Bangkok Sea Life Ocean World. It’s one of the largest aquariums in the world. It made Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium look like a puddle of water. SeaLife was amazing.
The aquarium also had more awesome exhibits. 1 of my favs was the glass floor that lets you stand over as sharks and sting rays swim underneath.
My other fav moment was the Ocean Feeding Boat. It’s an exhibit that allows guests to get in a boat and ride around afloat the shark & stingray tank as the trainers feed the fish. It was pretty cool!
And now I saved the best for last. Yesterday we went to the floating market, Tiger Temple, & an elephant camp. It was epic! Take a look.
Afterwards we went to Tiger Temple. It’s a temple where monks live and train Tigers to be peaceful. (Don’t know how well that works) We got a chance to pet them and take one for a walk!
It was so cool. But the best thing we did was go to the elephant camp. We got to ride the elephants into a river,( I can finally check that off my bucket list! 😆) play with them & feed them bananas.
The best part about this day was that at the end we got to witness to our tour guide that drove us around all day. No matter what we’re doing here it’s always important to remember to give a witness about Jehovah. I wouldn’t be enjoying this trip of a lifetime if it wasn’t for Him! I feel so grateful.