Bangkok is an exciting, exotic city, but it can be overwhelming at times. It is necessary to escape the noise and traffic, even for a weekend. To celebrate my birthday, I was determined to get out of the city, even though our suburban life is relatively peaceful. We were finally able to get away for a weekend to a resort we love that is on the Gulf of Thailand, a 4 hour trip by car or van. Here's a photo of what I did during our stay.