Merry Thai Christmas

Do you remember our trip to the Philippines in October? Remember how I was gushing about the Forever 21 in Clark, Philippines? Well. It was during that trip that I basically purchased all the holiday outfits I’d wear during this winter break holiday to Thailand. When I saw this bright off-the-shoulder red lacy dress, I knew for sure it was going to be my Christmas dress in Thailand. Here in Railay, Krabi, all these decorated longboats serve as the perfect celebratory backdrop. In a spot with no cars–except for an occasional hotel golf cart–these longboats are the mode of transportation. While obviously rickety, they are definitely a fun ride!

I’m about to make a very spoiled statement: I’ve lost track as to how many times we’ve visited this beautiful country. We first came to Thailand in 2000–we think. Back then we were living and working in Saudi Arabia for the airline company’s school; we travelled like banshees on I-90 tickets (in airline speak that means you pay 10% of the ticket but fly standby). We met both of Kevin’s brothers here in Bangkok. (Also within that 2 year time during our employment at the airline company, we also travelled to Hong Kong for the first time and definitely fell in love with our now current home!) Basically ever since living in India, Thailand has been the place we’d go for some luxurious yet affordable comforts. And yes, each trip always seems to end with some awesome shopping for Annie in Bangkok. (This trip we’re on will be no different!) The extremely special part of this trip is my sister is here! We spent two days with them already on their sailboat, and tomorrow we meet her and her family in Chiangmai Mai. (For moment to moment details follow my Instagram stories!)

Here’s my silver fox photographer. While he refuses to let me take videos of him, he’s really getting into the selfie these days. I guess, when I think back on our 20+ relationship, he’s always been up for a selfie–even before that’s what they were called!

Have you been to Thailand?

What sort of things would you like to see while I’m here?

(Visited 68 times, 2 visits today)
  • Cindy

    I’ve never been to Thailand or Hong Kong, but I’m living thru you! Your pictures are outstanding! I love each and every one. The red dress is perfect for this location and on you!!

    • Thank you so much Cindy! One of my goals for this new year is to shoot more pics out and about in Hong Kong…. I hope I stay true to this goal!

      Happy New Year!


  • Judy Gramith

    You look exotic and festive in your bright red sundress Anne. I can’t help but be envious of the extensive traveling you do. I also think about how terrific it’s been for your kids to be exposed to the world in so many ways.
    I hope you soak up all kinds of kindness ,festiveness, fun and fashion while you’re there and safely return to Hong Kong renewed anf rested!

    • Dearest Jude! Merry belated Christmas and a belated Happy New Year too. My sister just left yesterday. Oh! We had such fun!!

      I’m now in a new spot that none of us have traveled to—Siam Reap. For now I’m trying to reconnect just a bit, but we’ll start touring this magical place tomorrow. I’ll make sure to take plenty of pics.

      All the best to you in 2018. I can’t thank you enough for your friendship and support of Kremb de la Kremb!