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Destination Thailand by Katy Colins


Destination Thailand.

You know that feeling when you just finished reading a book and you’re smiling from ear to ear and can’t wait to tell someone about it? That’s me right now!

Destination Thailand by Katy Colins was sitting on a lonely supermarket shelf when I spotted it. It was right before I went on a mini break to the north of the island with my Fiancé and thought it looked like the perfect poolside read. It’s marketed as the ‘Backpacking Bridget Jones’, which as I read more into the book I highly disagreed with. I’m not a Bridget fan really and I felt that even though our protagonist Georgia Green was awkward at times, was a character in her own right.

Destination Thailand by Katy Colins | The Lonely Hearts Travel Club

Georgia lives in rainy Manchester and is stuck in a rut. Her Fiancé Alex is an absolute rat and jilts her before the wedding. This leaves Georgia wondering what to do with her life and on holiday in Turkey with her bestie Marie on what was supposed to be her big day. As she soaks up the sun and drowns her sorrows she is inspired to create a travel bucket list.

Not to give too much away but obviously the book is called Destination Thailand so we know where Georgia begins her adventure, this follows her through some cringeworthy and relatable moments as she begins her journey into self discovery. I honestly finished reading this book with a huge grin on my face as I’m so happy for where this adventure is going. This is the first book of the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series by Katy Colins and we’re off to India next!

This is the perfect poolside read but you could also totally curl up under a blanket with a hot chocolate and get stuck into this. Prior to reading I knew absolutely nada about Thailand and now I’ve found myself googling and maybe relating to it a little bit more.

Wiang Kum Kam Thailand
Wiang Kum Kam in Thailand Photo by Mathew Schwartz

It’s as if Georgia took me with her in her backpack along for the ride! I’d love to see this book turned into a film. It has elements of The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants, Eat Pray Love and of course The Beach.

At one point of this book I was drooling at the thought of eating Green Thai Curry and Pad Thai. Maybe I should add those things to my foodie bucket list. I also thought that if this story was about me, there would be a whole chapter where I was just sat on the toilet after all the spicy food haha.

What’s even more awesome is that the author Katy Colins has actually based her books on her own real life adventures and SHE HAS A BLOG! I guess this book hangover I have won’t be so bad, as I’m now stalking NotWedorDead.com for Katy’s Thailand travel blog posts and adding her next book to my Amazon basket.