Where we are staying: The Mytt Beach Hotel, Pattaya
Good morning lovelies, it's actually just about to turn 2pm here in Thailand but I know that for the majority of you, it's probably early morning. Yesterday we lounged around the hotel pool, fell asleep in the shade, then got ready and went out for food at Central Festival and had a walk along the beach front. We had an early night, I think I was fast asleep by 10:30pm but I woke up in the middle of the night with a huge migraine. I think it's a mixture of too much sun and travelling. It was so weird, I felt sick and couldn't sleep because of the pain in my head. So, last nights sleep was not a very good one but.. saying that the bed was super comfy! Now, we plan to sit by the pool again and read a book. We were up early for a gym session this morning and then we went to the Pattaya Orphanage. I can't really explain how it made me feel, as I felt happy that the children were so well cared for and loved by all the staff but I also wanted to burst into tears. There are around 170 children who are orphanages and that is the limit that the orphanage will take in. At the moment, they have almost 70 babies (under 10 months old) that in their care. Honestly, it's heart breaking. A lot of the children do get adopted and sent to countries in Europe. Switzerland, France and Denmark are the most popular, with only 3 children over the past 45 years being adopted and sent to the UK to live. Josh and I were both pleased to hear that siblings have to be adopted together. We met a brother and sister, who were both meeting their parents on Monday, from France. I can imagine they were both so excited about it! Anyway, if you would like to see more about the orphanage then you can visit their site here. They really are doing such a wonderful thing, so hats off to the staff who bring up these children as if they were one of their own. Speak soon, L.