When you live in a studio apartment you learn how to get creative with storing your stuff. Like, for example, when I was looking for more deodorant this morning, I remembered that we stored it in The Dizzle's suitcase in the closet. Yes, deodorant in a suitcase. We had gotten a huge Costco pack of them awhile back and well, that just seemed to make the most sense on where to keep them, of course.
When I opened the suitcase, which I haven't done in months and months, I was hit with a huge wave of nostalgia. In it was not only my deodorant, but also several things we LIVED for while in Thailand last year. We would have bought that OFF! spray by the gallon if we could, we went through it so quickly.
^^^Me icing my battle wounds, aka 20+ mosquito bites in Koh Samui^^^
It's funny what random things can trigger memories. I couldn't help but smile when I saw those mosquito repellants. I'm not quite sure what that little vial of clear stuff is, maybe hydrogen peroxide for when I got those jellyfish stings? But anyway. We still think about our Thailand days more than we'd like to admit. We just loved it, what can I say? The other week we were even looking at how much it'd cost to buy a beach condo there. Cheap, I tell you. Dirt cheap. One day...ooooh, one day.
I'm so thankful for our time we had abroad. Clearly it's something that made a huge impact on my life and an experience I will always cherish and remember. But there's something about travel that sticks with you. Once you get out there, that itch never really goes away. In fact, it just gets stronger and stronger.
I can't wait for our trip to Mexico this summer. We'll finally get to scratch another country off our Urban Outfitters "scratch off" map! But what I really can't wait for is when we get to see Thailand again, mosquitos and all. There's just this deep, deep love for it that I can't quite explain, but I'm counting down the days (and saving my pennies) until we can be reunited again. Until then, I guess I'll just have to close my eyes, take a few whiffs of that bug spray, and pretend I'm there. ;)