Kelly & Irfan Sultan

Kelly & Irfan

January 22, 2011

Kelly & Irfan Sultan

Kelly & Irfan

January 22, 2011

Hello Family and Friends,

Thank you for visiting our honeymoon registry. We are so excited about our wedding celebration coming up in the new year when we will finally be able to celebrate together with many of our loved ones. First off, we'd like to say that your continued love, support, and presence at our marriage celebration is the true gift that we desire. We hope that you will enjoy this special day as much as we will!!

As you know, Phoenix (Irfan) and I, are from different countries and nothing about our relationship thus far has been very traditional. We have both moved back and forth between Scotland and California several times in the past four years in order to be together. Our wedding registry is equally unique and we hope you will find it to be a special way to help our honeymoon dream come true!

We are still in the process of deciding where and when to "settle down" and do not yet have a home of our own to fill with all the essential household items a newlywed couple typically needs. However, we both love to travel and cannot wait to embark on our first big adventure as husband and wife!

Together we plan to explore the busy streets of Bangkok, sip cool drinks on Thailand's sandy beaches (weather permitting!), explore hiking trails, chat with village locals, and perhaps book a once in a lifetime activity like a hot air balloon ride above Thailand, zip line through the trees, or dive into unfamiliar waters. And most of all, indulge in as many Thai culinary delights as our stomachs will allow!

We have yet to book our honeymoon and your gift will shape the memories that we gain for a lifetime! We look forward to this special time together after many years of spending time apart. And, we cannot wait to share our photos and stories for years to come!

Thanks again and if we don't get to see you before then, can't wait to see you in January!!

Lots of love,

Kelly and Phoenix
HOME: Starting point Kelly's home - California
1: Phoenix's home - Cowdenbeath, Scotland
2: Honeymoon destination - Thailand

Our itinerary is only beginning to form, but we are planning on flying from California to Scotland in mid-August to have our final marriage celebration with our Scottish relatives that are unable to make it to our California wedding. After celebrating with our European family and friends, we will take off for a two week adventure through Thailand where we hope to discover another culture, relax while reminiscing on our FIRST YEAR of marriage, and create new memories together to share with our loved ones and take with us wherever we end up in this world.

We are headed to Thailand to seek out a mixture of recreation, adventure, pampering, relaxation, romance, culture, and cuisine. Not sure yet where all we will get to go, but we would love to experience the relaxation of the southern beaches (monsoons permitting!), mountainous jungles of the north for a bit more activity, and delve into Thai culture from tiny village to the metropolis.

For those of you that have been to Thailand or have any specific recommendations, we welcome all tips and tidbits gratefully!! We will keep you posted as our plans form!!
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Guidebook and Map - Where are we? Phoenix and I recently got lost driving home from Stephen's house (How many times have I made that drive?) which turned a 5 hour journey into a 6.5 hour journey in 113 degree weather (w/o AC)! Please HELP us navigate!
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Luggage Set - After 4 years of plane rides, airport transfers, subway/train stations, and rainy city streets, we have gone through a lot of suitcases. Help us become durable jet-setters so we can avoid spilling personal items onto baggage claims, AGAIN!
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Sunglasses - Even during Thailand's rainy season, we'll definitely want some sweet shades to sport in our pics and of course protect our eyes from the sun!
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Camcorder - As we begin our adventures as a married couple, it feels like the right time to start the home video collection to share with family for years to come! (Plus, it's no secret my memory is fading fast!)
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Snorkeling Adventure - Okay, we may not be the most water savvy folks, and perhaps we aren't ready for that deep sea dive just yet, but we'd love to sneak a peak at the life below this island's beautiful water surface!
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Jeep Rental - We've tried driving on both sides of the road, so we feel prepared to get out on the open road for a little free style exploration!
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Helicopter Tour - An aerial view of Thailand via tour from the sky. Not to mention, the thrill of riding in a helicopter!!
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Para-sailing - Wind in our hair. Hearts pounding. And a little safer than jumping out of an airplane during out first year of marriage!!
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Guided Kayaking - We will meander along the shore, exploring the coast, and taking it all in.
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DIY Gift - Perhaps you've been to Thailand and can make a special recommendation. Or have you thought of an idea that we didn't? Create your own gift and send us on a personalized adventure!
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Rainforest Canopy Zipline Adventure - a day of zipping amongst the trees enjoying an adrenaline rush and fantastic views from a whole new perspective.
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Night on the Town - When the lights go out we can experience another side of Thailand and let loose together while we dance, dance, dance!
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Night Shopping -Visit one of Thailand's largest night markets in Chiang Mai and bargain with the locals.
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Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip: Elephants are holy in Thailand and this sanctuary provides care and retirement for abused elephants from around the world. Trip costs include feeding, riding, bathing and contributes to the survival of this endangered species
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BANGKOK GRAND PALACE TOUR - The perfect introduction to Thailand, the Buddhist faith, regal splendor and tradition.
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Thai Cultural Show - Visit cultural center to enjoy a performance of traditional Thai arts and culture. Shows very by region and incorporate elaborate costuming, graceful dancing, special effects and more to portray captivating scenes of daily life!
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A Picnic at Secluded Waterfalls - What better way to relax and romance than to pack a fresh lunch, find a hiking a trail, and end up playing in the pools beneath a waterfall?
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Beach side Couples Massage - Never having received a professional massage, we'd love to enjoy our first together!
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EXTRAS - Of course a honeymoon wouldn't be a honeymoon without splurges! A special treat to celebrate the current moment together in whatever unique way pops up.
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Local Cuisine Cooking Class - We love to eat. We enjoy cooking. How about learning to cook the local cuisine while visiting another country?!! Talk about a souvenir that will keep on giving!
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Four-hand synchronized massage - Help us beat jet-lag in Bangkok with this unique massage. The mind switches off as two therapists work in synchronized harmony.
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Fresh Flowers - Fresh cut, local flowers delivered to our room will keep the fresh essence of a new environment with us all day.
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Stone Massage - Harnessing ancient healing powers for a completely new body experience. Hot Basalt Stones are placed on key energy points and combined with signature massage techniques.
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Thai Herbal Steam Ritual - Inspired by the healing properties of Thai herbs, this exotic ritual provides nutrition to your body and energizes your soul.
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Meditation - The House of Dhamma offers a Sunday morning Vipassana meditation class
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Thai Iced Tea - A unique refreshing version of our favorite: TEA!! This will provide an excellent opportunity to sit back and enjoy one of our other favorite pastimes: PEOPLE WATCHING!
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Breakfast in Bed - The best part is neither one of us will have to get up to prepare it!!
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A Suite Fit for Honeymooners: While the two of us have gravitated to more thrifty/adventurous accommodations in the past (hostels, couchsurfing, RVs) we'd love to spend a night or more indulging in the perks of a beach side resort!
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Romantic B&B - A weekend spent exploring a new village, dining on local cuisine, and cuddling up together. And nothing tops off a perfect night stay then breakfast ready at our doorstep!
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Karuna Meditation Center - A gift of tranquility. A night or more spent focusing on awareness at one of Thailand's premiere meditation centers (meditation instruction, beach and forest trails, a yoga sala (pavilion), pool, vegetarian cuisine).
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Joy's House in Chang Mai - A night or more at this unique guest house offering a variety of Thai highlights (yoga, massage, restaurants, relaxation, classes) and proceeds go back to local Thai children and families.
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Explore Thai Groceries - Peruse a variety of foreign foods (alive & dead), exotic fruits and spices to create a fresh meal on the go. Perhaps even find one of the stores with a built in koi-pond oasis admist the daily bustle.
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Cafe Lunch - Duck into a hole-in-the-wall cafe serving traditional Thai to enjoy a meal like the locals do.
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Dining in Chang Mai: The Antique House is an 100-year-old teak house that provides the perfect environment for a romantic evening meal as newlyweds.
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A Sweet Treat - Taste a traditional Thai dessert: Mango with sticky rice... YUM!
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Boat Travel - Exploring the coasts and island hopping all the while getting to experience a new form of public transportation!
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In Flight Indulgences - An extra splurge to make the 18 hour flight a little more special!
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FIRST STOP: BANGKOK! - Help us with the essential ingredient, not to mention one of the most exciting points of our trip as we anticipate our first big trip together and anticipate the honeymoon days to come!
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Safe Return to California - Okay, perhaps the flight home is the most critical piece? But would it really be too terrible to run out of funds and have to extend our adventure awhile?100.00
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