Happy Thursday friends, I’m going to get right into some Thinking Out Loud style thoughts.
1. Since we last talked I’ve left Cambodia and have moved onto Thailand. We spent two days in the big city of Bangkok before heading south to enjoy some time on the islands.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the time seems to slip away. We plan our travel plans day by day – meaning if we like a place, we stay longer but if we don’t, we move on. I came to Thailand with pretty low expectations. I thought it might be a place ruined by tourism and that I would prefer the quieter and more undeveloped parts of Southeast Asia instead. However, I was wrong. So far, I’m loving Thailand and while there are certainly touristy places there are also amazing quiet places off the radar. I feel we could easily spend more time here but we also have to keep in mind we leave June 6 and still want to explore Laos and Vietnam.
2. Back in March, I attended the grand opening of the first Sport Chek Women store in Calgary. I was graciously gifted a brand new activity tracker by Mio Global called the Mio Slice. I had never heard of the company but soon found out it’s a Canadian based company (yay Canada!).
They developed a fitness tracker that has similar features to a lot of other trackers – sleep tracking, heart rate monitor, step counting, mobile notifications but it’s different in that it has a unique metric called PAI (personal activity intelligence). Instead of simply looking at your daily step count, the PAI is a score that considers all of your daily movement and heart rate creating a PAI score. The PAI is a weekly score which therefore allows for rest days and fluctuation in activity.
Sounds interesting? Well, you can win your own Mio Slice by entering my giveaway on Instagram right now. Open worldwide so be sure to check it out.
3. The unicorn craze. I’ve got to talk about it. Especially since you may or may not have seen my Unicorn picture.
But you probably definitely didn’t see Tom’s…
I saw a video of the Unicorn cafe on Facebook (sucker for those sponsored posts). Since the unicorn trend is so hot right now, I showed Tom and we decided to go in the name of research. Because here’s the thing. I don’t get the unicorn trend at all! I mean, it’s genius marketing, you put some colour on a food, add sprinkles, call it unicorn and people go crazy for it. But why? And this is coming from someone who loves bright colours!
So I went to the unicorn cafe thinking if there’s any place that I’m going to get the craze, this is it. I put on the suit (which was really gross and dirty by the way) but I just couldn’t get into it. We actually left before ordering anything because there was a wait and the food looked overpriced and gross.
No judgement if you like the trend, but I’m going to put this is the category of good for you, not for me.
4. One of my big fears with travelling is getting hurt or sick and ending up in a hospital in a foreign country. Obviously, I try to be careful and avoid any high-risk activities so this doesn’t happen. Then the other day Tom and I do a little hike that takes us from one beach to another. We get onto the beach and I’m looking around them bam, I kicked something that really hurt and made the funniest sound. I look down, it’s a puffer fish!
My first thought was wow cool, I’ve never seen one of those before. Second thought was, wait, aren’t those extremely poisonous? I start panicking and throw my phone at Tom to google if I’m about to die. From what we found on Dr. Google, it’s only poisonous if consumed and I didn’t have any side effects so turned out to be A-okay. But I learned my lesson to watch where I’m walking!
What do you think of the unicorn craze? What country in Southeast Asia would you spend the most time in?
Linking up with Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursday