I have been dreaming about the Andaman Sea and beaches of Thailand since middle school...when Leo romped on the white sands and splashed in the turquoise waters of The Beach.
Not because it was a particularly, or even remotely, good movie mind you, but because it was this amazingly lush and beautiful place. Something that seemed to only exist on a sound stage.
But it was more than Hollywood. It was a real. I put it on my list of places I dreamed to go, but would likely never see.
I cried in 2004 when Phuket was devastated by unprecedented tsunami. And felt my breath Catch earlier this week as a Thai recalled that day almost 7 years ago.
We arrived in Phuket in the middle of the night. I have yet to even see the sandy beaches, but I know they are there.
Chiang Mai was amazing but being here...is a dream come true.
- Typos courtesy of my iPad