1st, April, 2017

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Chances are, if you think of Thailand you immediately think of Bangkok (well, that or pretty beaches!) Luckily for us, Udon Thani isn’t too far from Bangkok by flight – or very expensive to do so either. It’s especially lucky as it’s a city I’ve loved since I was a kid – and possibly even more as an adult (the cocktails are really cheap, after all!)

Our last trip was ‘strictly business’ – but it’s genuinely impossible not to have even a wee bit of fun visiting Bangkok. I’m talkin’ burger eating, rooftop pools, H&M shopping sprees (such a novelty for this wee New Zealander!) and just general walking around exploring; possibly my favourite thing of all.

My husband, Barnaby thought I was completely ridiculous as we took these photos. I said I wanted to take “photos that look like I’m in Bangkok” (“but we are in Bangkok!”) and hopefully we pulled it off. It’s busy; cars (and tuk tuks!) are everywhere, it’s a little bit grungy, and powerlines – I’m talking twenty at a time – are hanging overhead everywhere you walk. And yet there’s something just so ridiculously charming about it. I’m there again in the next few weeks, and am really stinkin’ happy about it.

DressH&M / ‘Happy’ Bracelet – Kate Spade New York (via Shopbop) / ShoesCocorose London

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12th, March, 2017

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Finally, some sun! (Although, would you even know it, from my ridiculously pale skin?) Seriously, the only, only time I get eyed up in Thailand is when I walk past skin whitening clinics in the mall. No joke! And I am trying to tan. I’ve even been wearing tanning oil when I go outside – but I guess this is it! Oh well, pale and interesting, pale and interesting!

My husband’s birthday was a week or so ago, so we spent the evening out, before crashing at our hotel for the night. My favourite part was absolutely when we hung out poolside drinking cocktails (they are really cheap in Thailand, it’s awesome!) I tried out my new bikini from Kopper & Zink. I’ve never heard of them before, but the cut on the bottoms is the best I’ve ever had! I definitely want to pick up another of their designs!

Apparently, April is when it gets really, really hot here. As in 45+ degrees celsius! There had better be some more swimming pool visits in store! (Otherwise, you’ll find me as a pile of melted person. Eep!)

Anyway, here I am in all my pale-ness! 😉

Bikini – Kopper & Zink / Sunglasses – MiuMiu (via SmartBuySunglasses)

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