Featured Writer: Kandia Johnson
I can’t seem to detach from my crackberry. I annoyingly check my messages in between spa treatments, dinner, and even church. So newsflash-I get it! I’m in need of a serious digital detox and my typical All Girl Getaways just won’t work for me right now.
So, now what?
Certainly, a 26-hour flight from the United States to Bangkok, Thailand, is the perfect excuse as to why I couldn’t answer your “very important” e-mail, text, Facebook game request, party of the year e-vite, blah, blah, blah… Surprisingly, it didn’t take me long to find two girlfriends, ready to detach, trade-in their plush, spa bathrobe and venture off to Bangkok, Thailand.
Believe it or not, I had a bit of culture shock when I first arrived. It was hot and humid and the streets were extremely overcrowded and noisy. But, let me be clear it doesn’t take much to look beyond the polluted streets and immerse yourself into this vibrant cultural destination. Two hours after we landed we get lost on purpose and stumbled upon the Fish Spa.
Most salons charge between 200 and 250 baht ($6-$7.50), for a 20-30 minute treatment.
As soon as your feet hit the top of the water a gang of fish will gather at your feet and nibble the dead skin tissue away (at least they attempt to :-).
I couldn’t stand a full 10-minute service. I was overcome with laughter (and tears) from this crazy ticklish feeling. For a minute I even thought they were piranha-like flesh-eating fish. Ironically, I think my feet were a tad bit smoother!
Meet my good friend “Toni” our very own Travel Channel’s “Andrew Zimmerman” of the group. Thais call these eggs ‘Kai-yiew-mha’also known as the thousand-year egg. According to her, it’s an awful cleaning solution type smell, with a gelatin like texture but not a lot of real taste to it.
Street cart buffet featuring fried worms, fried grasshoppers, fried beetles and more!
The pool area at the Luxury Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. A perfect oasis to escape the hustle and bustle in Bangkok. You really didn’t think I would totally give up my plush spa bathrobe!