Ko Racha Yai

Travelling

Hi everyone!

It has been awhile since my last post about my (coming) journey. Here I am – at Ko Racha Yai, Phuket Thailand – beautiful island about 20 nautical miles off Phuket Island. Ko Racha Yai is a small , isolated paradise. There are a couple of other resorts on the island , but they do not come close to quality and location of Racha Yai. The Racha sits on Patok Bay which has by far the best beach and outlook. The beach is fine white sand and the water turquoise crystal clear , ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

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I’m staying here; Ban Raya Resort & Spa for 5 nights. I was entirely sure we are going to experience much sunshine – warmth definitely + humid! I’m sweating like I’m at sauna : P

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You can have coconut shake right away!

 

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The MAJESTIC bar!

Meet the ‘fortune tree’.

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Left: Healthy & Long Life. Right: Good Luck, Happiness & Prosperity

It’s like 5 star swimming pool to me. Well accommodated & equipped.

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Marina Bay’s tropical version 😛

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The sun were in a good mood and for the past 3 days, we witnessed this beautiful island bathed in sunshine, shrouded in blue skies, and the white beach a welcoming mat to the beautiful clear turquoise waters of Patok Bay and the Andaman Sea beyond. Simply stunning !

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The boats will drop off passengers here

Here are few snippets of information about this amazing island:

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Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi, also known as Ko Raya Yai and Ko Raya Noi, are twin islands off the southeastern coast of Phuket. Known for their crystal clear blue waters. These islands have been an almost exclusive paradise for divers for years. With Racha Yai’s white sand beaches and expanding accommodations, Racha Yai is growing in popularity.

Racha Yai is one of the nicest islands to simply get away from everything and relax. Less boats and tourists visit this island and Jet Skis & Para sailing are officially banned.

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With Racha Yai’s white sand beaches and expanding accommodations, Racha Yai is growing in popularity. Racha Yai is one of the nicest islands to simply get away from everything and relax. Less boats and tourists visit this island and Jet Skis & Para sailing are officially banned.

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The beaches are white powdery sand with plenty of space to spread out. Remember, we need space, no? LOL 😛

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The sun lounge chairs for rent are spaced a good distance apart from each other and there is only one row unlike the crowded beaches of Phuket and Coral Island where the chairs are sometimes 5-6 deep.

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Sightseeing, snorkeling and scuba diving services are available from tour operators in town. They are please to help 🙂

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A hilltop viewpoint on the bay’s south offers a magnificent view of the whole island. The view during sunset was magnificent and I was in awe. Unfortunately I didn’t capture any 😥

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Looking back towards Phuket from Siam Beach is one of the best things to do. Most visitors to Racha Yai come to escape the noise and distractions of Phuket and Coral Island. If you looking for peace and relaxing vacay, this is the best place for you. I saw quite numbers of family as well as couples here 🙂

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I enjoyed my time here thus far. You should come and experience here. Definitely a new experience and worth vacay. #rachayai #banraya #phuket

Until we meet again!

xoxo,

S-Tee

 

Konnichiwa Nippon

Travelling

Japan has always been one of those countries high on my places to visit and I knew it was a place I couldn’t miss.  Just thinking about the food, I’d have enough to get my mouth watering.

We will be leaving for Japan in May and it’s Spring! I wish I can live in Japan for good! Oh no how I wish I could. To be honest, I can’t wait for Japan. I lie if I say I don’t. I heard/read how amazing Japan as a country. How people amaze with the technology, scenery, culture, food, people, fashion, etc…

Some says it is an experience. It surrounds you. Every moment of every day is filled with new discoveries and cultural difference and utter delights. I can’t describe it beyond that, but everyone who has been knows exactly what I’m talking about.

If there were a word to describe Japan as a whole, it would be reverent. This is a nation where every action displays a culture of deference, respect and obedience. It encompasses daily life.

Reverence of food – The food here is prepared and delivered with such deep respect and meticulous care, even in fast food joints. Anything else would be anti-Japanese. I didn’t have a single bad meal in Japan.

Reverence of manners – Japan has a longstanding reputation of politeness. One place where this was most evident was on trains. Whenever a conductor entered a car, he would enter and exit the car with an energetic yet crisp bow before attending to passengers.

Reverence of nature – Nature receives the utmost respect here, and you’ll often find that everything from architecture to food plays into an overall respect of the natural environment of Japan.

Reverence of rules – Japan is a rules-based culture. There are lots of written and unwritten rules – the Japanese wouldn’t dream of throwing recyclables in the trash, or acting rude to a stranger, or dressing like a slob. The list of taboos here is extensive. Really? I bet every countries have that, no?

Enough for now I think. Will be continue with my little journal afterwards. Check it out!

Here are some photos. Enjoice!

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xoxo,

S-Tee