Round The World Trip

By Yifat & Andrey Shirben

Amazing Thailand (and The Racha of course)

So… it’s been a while since we last posted but here we are, back in (the traveling) business.
For those of you who follow us we are on our route to Sydney which will be our home for the next couple of years.
Our first stop on the way was amazing Thailand – the home of the foot massage, beautiful beaches, fruit shakes and Phad Thai.
We started at Karoon Beach, Phuket at the Marina Resort Hotel which is very nice and well located at the edge of the beach. All in all it was very nice but it was just a preparation for the real thing – The Racha…. Cause when we say Thailand we actually mean The Racha…

The Racha is a luxurious resort located on a beautiful small island near Phuket (30 Min. by speed boat) and is so secluded and romantic that 80% of its customers are on their honeymoon!
If God is in the little details he probably lives in The Racha because they think about everything: whether it’s the smell in the room (which you get to choose), the amazing staff, the room design or the iPod you get with chill out music – they thought about it all!!! It was our second time there and everything was just as good as we remembered (and much more).
Well I can go on and on about this place but you really have to try it for yourself !

Since this island has a lot of great diving sites we decided to take a PADI open water diving course at The Racha’s Diving Center. We found ourselves studying theoretical material (felt like I am student again), diving in the pool and then doing the real thing – the open water dives! This was truly an amazing experience that opened a whole new world for us. I must say that for me it was a little bit more difficult than for Andrey as I fear the water thing… but I am proud to say I had overcame it and even enjoyed it eventually!
We also made new friends (Eduardo & Lauren from Mexico and Lucia and Patrick from Germany) which was another benefit of taking this diving course. Thx to Patrick and Lucia and their underwater camera we also have some underwater photos to share with you (below).
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful dive instructor Singha for the patience and professionalism!

What else did we do there? Rested, had great food, I took a Thai Cooking class so now I know how to cook some Thai dishes (wish me luck) and for the grand finale we took an ATV tour to see the sunset around the island. A challenging experience I must say, but a very rewarding one.
Well, 7 days flew by and it’s our final day in Phuket, leaving tomorrow to Singapore.

We promise to keep you updated and here are some pics from Thailand (it was really hard to choose…):

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