Breakfast time at the Homestay 😊
2 new chickens to our collection, courtesy of a friend from Koh Samui
How my life has changed living in Thailand!
I used to receive gifts of perfume, chocolates or clothes now I receive chickens and fruits 🤔😁 But I love it and my chickens 😍😂
River prawns! Look at all that shrimp butter!!! 😋😋😋
I was reviewing my notes of my Thailand trip while working on the photos. One of the things I hoped for as I was leaving was that it would go well. I can turn around and head home easily any time during a domestic trip gone awry, but that wouldn't be the case heading to Thailand. Thankfully, it went better than okay. It was an amazing experience and one I'm super fucking grateful I gave myself permission to have!
The last year of my life has been absolutely insane. From dropping out to starting a new business from the ground up, to being fully booked for months on end and buy 50 plus flight all around the US and the worlD for work. Things have but crazy. But I haven’t focused on myself. Haven’t taken the time to think about what I’m living for or what I’m creating for. The purpose and the why behind the images that I’m posting. It’s been hard and the one thing that has stuck out is the fact that I need a trip for myself. It’s been a week out here in Thailand and there has been a lot of ups and downs but it will all be worth it in the end. CHEERS TO THE SUMMER
@tokyo.sweets.bkk is one of my favorite places! The best mochi I’ve ever had! Thank you for this amazing treat! 🍓
The grandeur of the Royal Grand Palace and surrounding temples in Thailand is to be experienced; it's quite hard to describe in words! While I'm not very familiar with Thailand's rich history, it was interesting to see Buddhist and Hindu influences in the architecture, carvings and idols within the palace complex. I always have mixed feelings about visiting royal palaces, because much of their existence (and the former owner/ruler's wealth) in most parts of the world comes from exploiting the poor, they undoubtedly act as an insight into a bygone era. It's no different here in Bangkok.
An interesting perspective on the grandeur of most Buddhist temples in this region, shared by a Buddhist monk I met during my trip was that most Buddhist temples and monasteries were built and donated by Kings, rulers and rich businessmen back in the day. Monks didn't have much of a say in how they were built, and most donors wanted to mark their legacy by building grand statues and temples, with intricate carvings, precious stones and a lot of gold. Hence, numerous Buddhist temples in South East Asia may not reflect the Buddhist values of simplicity and detachment from wealth (amongst other things) in it's architecture, but stand out for their grandeur.
Watch out for more photos from my trip to Thailand. Detailed blog coming up soon.
The paradise below.
Beautiful colours of the Andaman Sea captured by @raedahz at Koh Mook. 🌴 #kohtopia
Have you visited archeological ruins before?
Immerse yourself in the remains of an ancient place.
This UNESCO city, Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 and functioned as the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom.
It is characterized by its tall towers and enormous Buddhist monasteries which give you an idea of the city’s past enormity and architectural splendour.