The first day of school to Thanksgiving break feels like an eternity. But Myanmar’s Festival of Lights, Thadingyut, gives you the break that you so desperately need during the full moon in October.
Thadingyut is a three day festival honoring the Buddha’s return from heaven. Locals hang lights and lanterns welcoming Buddha and his disciples.
The view of the Thadingyut lights from our balcony.
Since we had the week off, we made our way down to Phuket, Thailand to celebrate our Honeymoon.
Are we really about to take a vacation?
Yeah, I think so.
And Scott is especially excited.
We have arrived to Nai Harn Beach.
A honeymoon welcome snack. Congratulations Viktoriia Levchenko!
Cheers to a stormy honeymoon!
We were hopeful that it would stop raining.
But the rain didn’t stop for five days.
So we spent time watching the Giants win the NLDS.
And we tried to do activities during the few breaks in the rain.
Patong + storm = CRAZY
We booked a day trip to Phang Nga Bay off the coast of Phuket.
On our way to the Bat Cave.
We paddled our way through a 200 meter long cave. The top of the cave was covered with thousands of bats. They kept reminding us to keep our mouths closed while in the Bath Cave. We just excited the cave and ended up in this beautiful and serene lagoon. Our guide was great! Mostly because he wore a plastic bag on his head to protect his hair from the rain.
Scott was in heaven looking at all the stalagmites.
Exiting one lagoon on our way to the next.
Leaving the Bat Cave.
Heading through a smaller cave back to the bay.
The last day of the week, the rain finally stopped.