You know, for a country that’s ruled by a military junta, Thailand is doing pretty well. Or at least that’s from a tourist’s point of view.
Thai night markets are on another level. Walking through one is an experience in its self, plus how can you control yourself from wanting to eat all the food? Seriously
Growing up in the US, Buddhism always has a subtle mark in mainstream media and society. So when I went to Thailand for the first time, I was awestruck to see how grandeur and majestic these temples are.
I also would like to note that one of the reasons why I love Avatar the Last Airbender so much is because the Air Nomads are basically Buddhists and it was awesome seeing “your own” on TV as a child.
Can’t forget about the wild tuk tuk ride round town. Definitely something you should try when you’re in Bangkok.
Angkor Wat, Siem Riep, Cambodia 2013
It all started a plan.
12-hour bus ride from Saigon to Phnom Penh (pee break) then another 12-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Riep. Sleep. Go see Angkor Wat.
Unfortunately, I was not able to take the iconic picture of the main complex because it was under renovations; however, everything else is just as breathtaking.
It’s not until you step into these temples that you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time. What a sight to see man-made creations fall back into the hands of nature over the course of time. Here’s to Angkor!
I read the news everyday.
Death has always been something that existed elsewhere… but this weekend it followed me home.
I have not felt this fragile for a long time.
I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster for several hours last night, reading this book. Wanted to share some screencap of my favorite lines of the book.
I don’t think, in my 20 years of life, I have ever read something so poignant yet empowering as this book.
Venice, Italy 2017
This was my first time going to Europe and I knew I wanted to visit Venice. Come on… a mile square city built on water, how intriguing is that?
There are so many things to love about this city: the water; the singing gondolas; the seafood; the endless history and culture in architectures and churches; and the sunset.
I do not fancy having to pay for public restrooms nor the enormous amount graffiti all over the city though… but I guess that are some of the few tradeoffs of this amazing place.
Yosemite, California 2017
“The mountains are calling and I must go…” – John Muir (1873)
It was the July 4th weekend and so my dad and I decided to road trip all the way up to Northern California to visit Yosemite. Because why not?
As I entered the park, my body absorbs this onrush the crisp air, mountains, trees, people quietly trodding through the dirt trails. The absence of noisy streets, cars, and now-what-seems are trivial problems… It’s as if this place is not a place to visit, it’s home. Somewhere you return to seek refuge and wisdom.
(that’s my inner hippie me talking by the way) I’ll let pictures do the rest.
and the ones that didn’t mind.