Travel Tales: Thailand
by Kate Davey
Four days before Christmas, I was in Southeast Asia, far from my snowy Connecticut home. My traveling partner and I decided the best way to deal with the Christmas songs that made us long for home (“I’ll be Home for Christmas” and yeah, I’ll admit it, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas”) was to head to Thailand, soak in the sun and revel in the beauty and quiet of the beaches in the Land of Smiles.
After all that swimming, snorkeling and dodging fish it was time for the party, which obviously included a Christmas Eve limbo. Everyone got into it—even a 70-year old grandmother from South Africa, who made it through three rounds! After that, it quickly became a test of flexibility, at which the snorkeling guide excelled.