I’m Back from Thailand, The Trip of a Lifetime

It’s 5:14Am right now and I arrived in TO last night at 6pm. My BF and the EmBot picked me up from the airport with flowers and I ordered us Swiss Chalet from on the way home from YYZ. Festive Specials of course, quarter chicken white with fries.

Team #ContikiThai at Sofitel Bangkok via @casiestewart #thisismylife

My last two weeks in Thailand have been the trip of a lifetime. Made friends I’ll have forever, memories to keep me warm for years, and experiences I only ever dreamed would happen. I’ll be sharing stories from my adventures over the next few weeks. You can check up on all the peeps I was in tour with via this list. Feel free to creep my Instagram for photos that will  warm you up all winter.

I’m going to try and keep the same excitement in photos that I’ve had on the road. There is so much beauty in life to capture. It’s kinda nice to come home with the snow for Christmas. I’m happy to be sitting on my couch right now. Not sure where my next adventure will be just yet but I’ll take you with me, as always.

Thank you for following my journey and reading my blog along the way. I appreciate you!

With love from Canada,

<3 CASIE

 

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Koh Samui to Koh Tao and Back

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The days are all mixed together and I have no clue what time it is. Make sure you are following me on Twitter and Instagram for the play by play.

Posting this from on top of a jeep on jungle safari. Nbd.

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Love from Thailand!

CASIE

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Welcome to the Jungle … on Ko Tao in Thailand

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Hi from the jungle! Where it is very hot. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so relaxed in my entire life.

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By the time you read this I will be getting a massage at the spa on this beach.

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This is where I had breakfast.

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It was delicious. I have lost a few LBs because I’m not eating that much. A vacation like this is the perfect pre-holiday detox!

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Currently hiding away in my mosquito net bed where’s safe from mozzies. They are crazy! It rained all night and now they are hungry. Apparently they love me.

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Hope you are having a great day!

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With love from Thailand,

<3 CASIE

 

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If You Take The Ferry to Ko Tao, Sit on the Upper Deck

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 Yesterday we took the ferry to Ko Tao from Ko Samui. So many people were throwing up and feeling sick. It was pretty disgusting. I went to the top level and had a great time with the sun on my face and wind in my hair. You have to pass through hell to get to heaven apparently.

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It was raining when we got to the pier. I loved the ferry ride and did not feel sick at all.  Having a GoPro is really awesome. You can expect more vids from my going forward.

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Arrived at the island around 4:30pm to be greeted by more rain.

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We are staying at Charm Churee Vila, a boutique resort & spa. It’s beautiful!

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Had a fairly early night after dinner and couple cocktails last night. This is Jenni & Luke from Contiki. The entire team travelling with us are so awesome. If you are ever looking for a really cool travel job, you’ll surely find one there.

I want to go on more Contiki tours. We are doing all kinds of things the regular groups do in Thailand. I really want to discover Italy, France, and Africa with Contiki,

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This BBQ meal by the beach was absolutely amazing.

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Had an amazing sleep. It doesn’t get much better than this!

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Make the post of each day my friends, the world is yours to discover!

<3 CASIE

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Holllllla! Hi from Thailand! It’s VICE Travel Week and they’ve put out a great new series I’m sharing with you. Co-presented by their buds over at Cayman Jack, they’ve put together VICE’s most awesome, classic travel pieces.

VICE TRAVEL CONTEST + COSTA RICAN ADVENTURE

They’ve also got a contest for a sweet trip to Costa Rica. Two years ago I was in Costa Rica on a surf trip and it was one of the best experiences of MY LIFE.  The VICE travel vids include adventures in Mongolia, Israel, The Congo, China, Manila, and more. The fashion ones are my fav, obvs. I’d love to do a travel series with VICE one day. 

VICE TRAVEL WEEK: Fashion Week International

VICE TRAVEL WEEK: Thumbs up! China

More Vids + Contest Details:

Cayman Jack Presents: VICE Travel Week

Cayman Jack Costa Rican Adventure

It’s easy to enter, visit this link, Like Cayman Jack on Facebook, and enter your contact details. As always, if you win the trip you are more than welcome to invite me as your +1!  Costa Rica is a beautiful and awesome country. Good luck!

<3 CASIE

 

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Selects from our Thailand trip, Day 2! We went to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, and then got on a plane to Chiang Mai where we saw a ladyboy cabaret. Then, as tradition would have it, we got soaked. Follow #ContikiThai for more updates.

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Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Yesterday we visited ปางช้างแม่สา aka Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai. There are over 75 elephants there and they have a pretty good life! They are retired logging elephants and aren’t able to go back into the wild once they’ve worked. They are treated very well and do activities like soccer, basketball, and painting.

Lauren and I rode Bajan, a 61 year old elephant. He was massive, bigger than the other ones! It was so much fun.

We rode through the mountain jungle for about an hour. The camp is about 45 minutes from downtown Chaing Mai.

Absolutely amazing experience. Today we are flying to Koh Samui.

With love,

CASIE

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You Are the Engine: Riding Bikes in Chiang Mai

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Started the day with a bike ride around Chiang Mai. We cruised all over he place through streets, into the forrest, jungle style, rice fields, visited a hospital, and more.  It was super fun. You know how much I love riding bikes.

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“The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” ~ John Howard

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I swear I’m not that much of a diva but in this group I really seem like one.

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700 year old temple.

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Wow! Such awesome! So Thailand!

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Rice.

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This afternoon we visit elephants and ride them!

<3 CASIE

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SPA-mazing! Shangri-La Chiang Mai

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Started the day at a temple where I was blessed by monk.

We had free time to do whatever we like after that so I took the opportunity to treat myself. I spent the afternoon in the spa at the Shangri-La and it was fantastic! Had the BEST massage of my life. (It was my 6th spa of the trip too btw!)

Check it out!

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So beautiful eh? It was a fantastic experience! Stopped by an art gallery before going back to the hotel.

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I am in love with Thailand. I’m here till the 28th and each day is full of adventure.

Currently en route to a Thai cooking class with the groceries we just picked up! Make sure you are following me on Twitter and Instagram for the play by play!

With love from Thailand!

XO CASIE

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BANGKOK HAS THEM NOW!

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Thailand Adventures Day 2

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OMG HI! This is some of what I have was doing while you were sleeping.  It’s fun being in the future!

I’ve been using my GoPro and the APP is AWESOME! Photos from my Canon will be added later. Right now I’m short on time so these are all from mobile. Sitting in the BKK Airport lounge before flying to Chiang Mai.

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We started the day at the floating markets about an hour outside Bangkok.

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Thai Diet Coke aka Diet Coke light. It tasted the same which is DELICIOUS.

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Ryker was amazing at bargaining with this lady from our boat. It lasted about 15 minutes and he got a wooden wine holder.  The boats were super rocky and we spent lots of time screaming and laughing.

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This goes out to Britney the Queen! I was not scared and actually love snakes. True fact!

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Gave it a lil’ kiss and left some red lipstick.

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The Sunday Fundayz boys are a hoot. Parker = crazy.

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This was en route to airport.

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Thailand Ikea – THAIKEA!

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Ok now onto the next stop! Have an amazing day and remember to make the most of each moment. NO REGRETS!

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<3 CASIE

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Thailand Adventures Day 1

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If you’ve been following along, this blog post seems late. I am 12 hours ahead of Toronto so all the real action happens before I get time to blog. Here’s some photos from Day 1.

Check my tweets for more info and please leave questions & comments below! It’s crazy I’ve only been here for one full day and we have 10 more to go!

Much love from THE FUTURE!

XO CASIE

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