Monday Montage: Alone Again in Phuket

Well, we are visitor-less again here in sunny Phuket. It was sad saying goodbye to our guests, but I think that they may have caught the very contagious “I want to come back to Thailand”-itis. So there is hope that they will be back soon.

Having Chad’s brother and my sister here at the same time was perfect because the boys often went and did their own thing (diving mostly) and us girls got some awesome beach time. It was really fabulous. The only thing I would have changed is the fact that they had to leave.

We are heading to Taipei, Taiwan again soon for another visa run, so there will be posts and pictures of us in winter clothing soon. That will be a shock in and of itself I think. You should definitely tune in for those posts, I hardly remember what I look like in jeans and a coat… it will be like seeing a different person in the mirror. Anyways, until then, here are some photos from the past couple of weeks. By the way, if you missed the guest post about Petaluma, California last week written by one of our readers, Kimberly, make sure to check it out! It’s a fun one about a town just south of my home town.

And now for the pictures:


Our long tail boat on our way to Phi Phi Lee.

Our long tail boat on our way to Phi Phi Lee.

J, Z, and me on our Phi Phi Lee trip.

J, Z, and me on our Phi Phi Lee trip. Such happy times!

There was a special night market at the temple near our house. It was crazy busy!

There was a special night market at the temple near our house. It was crazy busy!

It has been a while since I have posted a bad english picture... but this sign is pretty awesome. Apparently you too can have selfishness... amazing!

It has been a while since I have posted a bad english picture… but this sign is pretty awesome. Apparently you too can have selfishness. Hooray!

ย Now it’s your turn! Do you love to have visitors, or hate it? What is your ideal houseguest? Would you want to have new image quality to grant selfishness (now that’s the real question inquiring minds want to know the answer to, haha)? Leave a comment and join in the fun!

  26 comments for “Monday Montage: Alone Again in Phuket

  1. Sha
    December 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    It’s nice to enjoy cold weather once in a while, after having lots of sun. Hope you have a great trip there. As for visitors, it depends on whether I’m really close with them. If they are, I go all out to entertain them but I will still need some time to myself. Otherwise, I go crazy and start wishing they were not around..I sound so mean! But I just need it for my sanity..

    • andthreetogo
      December 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      I completely understabd that. With family I can still be myself, so they can stay with is for longer times. With friends I have a 3-4 day limit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. freebutfun
    December 9, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Haha, selfishness ๐Ÿ˜€

    • andthreetogo
      December 9, 2014 at 10:04 am

      I know right? It makes absolutely no sense! Haha

  3. Nomibug
    December 9, 2014 at 5:25 am

    The night markets look awesome. I can’t even remember what it’s like to wear a bikini, looking forward to seeing you kitted out in your winter woollies. I love visitors… I could definitely live in a share house again… Having a two year old may make it a challenge though, lol!

    • andthreetogo
      December 9, 2014 at 10:06 am

      I have found that as long as the visitors are warned of the early mornings that toddlers cause the visit goes well.
      I feel a bit strange not packing my bikini this trip… I actually just had a discussion with myself (in my head of course, I’m not that crazy hahah) that maybe I should just pack it just in case. Hahah

      • Nomibug
        December 10, 2014 at 6:08 am

        Ha ha, yes, sometimes I forget that people without children don’t know about the early mornings. That would be a great look… a bikini with a duffle coat over the top!

  4. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    December 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Looking forward to Taipei! We’d like to go back there – we just spent a week in the capital last time so plenty more to see.

    • andthreetogo
      December 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      We lived in Taipei for two years and still I have many things to see. Maybe this time I will go to the top of Taipei 101 (if my fear of heights will abate for a minute).

      • Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
        December 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm

        I remembered you’d lived there so my expectations are high ๐Ÿ™‚

        We have been to Taipei 101, though. Not a bad trip to the top.

        • andthreetogo
          December 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm

          We shall see. Chad did ask if I wanted to go on the glass bottom gondolas to the tea mountain this time… I promptly said no… let’s hope he knew I was serious. LOL

  5. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    December 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Ha ha! New image quality and selfishness! Great!

    We like visitors. My in-laws just left after a six week visit. I’m so happy you had company, and it sounds like a great plan evolved! The best visitors I ever had were two of my best friends from high school. They were the most helpful guests you could ever have! I felt like I was a guest in my own home! Now when I visit others, I try to be like them! They were that awesome!

    Merry Christmas time!

    • andthreetogo
      December 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      I love those kind of visitors as well! I have mostly had that experience, with just a couple of not so great ones (not the last two).
      6 weeks with the in-laws! I don’t think I could handle 6 weeks of anyone. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can barely stand myself for 6 weeks!
      Merry Christmas time to you and your family as well!

      • thehomeschoolingdoctor
        December 9, 2014 at 8:49 pm

        I think I deserve the “DIL of the year award.” Yeah? I thought I could write a post on how to survive the in-law extended visit. But, really, my in-laws are great to me, and they should write, “How to put up with your crazy DIL.”

        • andthreetogo
          December 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

          I think you do… most definitely! It can be a half and half post. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • thehomeschoolingdoctor
            December 9, 2014 at 9:11 pm

            Lol! Great idea!

  6. sparrow
    December 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

    What is it a sign for? Love the pictures. Wish it were swimsuit weather here in Pittsburgh…

    • andthreetogo
      December 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

      It was for a arcade game that i think takes your picture and then glamourizes it?

  7. Sue Slaght
    December 11, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Glad to hear you had a wonderful visit. Happy travels and I could send you a down coat or two if you need. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • andthreetogo
      December 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      I wish it could get here in time! I am afraid that I may lose some toes to frostbite or something. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sue Slaght
        December 11, 2014 at 11:02 pm

        You will have to layer up!

        • andthreetogo
          December 12, 2014 at 8:31 am

          I packed this morning and realize that I am good with pants, but I may have to wear ten layers of tank tops hahah

  8. expatlingo
    December 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve never been to Taipei, but always thought it might be a cool place to live for a few years as it ticks some important boxes: Mandarin speaking but with cleaner air! Please post photos of you all wrapped up!

    • andthreetogo
      December 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      I will for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ no one will recognize me haha

  9. thebritishberliner
    December 16, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I love having visitors stay over and being that we live in Berlin, there’s a lot of interest! Our German friends are quite discreet and bring us gifts or spend most of the day outdoors in order not to upset the family wagon, but it’s always better when the visit is especially planned.

    If they’re family or close family friends, then we take a couple of days off, sometimes even a week, and spend the time completely and utterly together! It’s so much fun. I love showing my family or close friends, our secret haunts, introducing them to our Berlin crew, and holding brunches in their honour. Love it!

    I have to keep everything under control though as I’m the eccentric one and my husband and son are much calmer. And after 3 or 4 days, my German husband has had enough of screaming children, cats and dogs running around, and not being able to spend “luxury” time in the bathroom LOL!

    • andthreetogo
      December 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Hahah! It always comes down to
      The bathroom for me too! Although I am used to not having any privacy (z rarely lets me shut the door without wanting to visit.). I am very happy that our place has 2 bathrooms so that helps a lot!

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