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Arty weekend around Austin.

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As it’s been many months and I have a new (temporary) home and new (permanent?) camera, here are a few images from my weekend. I am taking in as much of Austin and the surrounding areas before I mosey back to my hometown in Florida. I still have more images to share from my time abroad […]

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Breath-taking beauty in Bai Tu Long Bay

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The most frequent recommendation I heard while preparing for my trip to Vietnam was to go to Ha Long Bay. As it turns out, the best cruise in Ha Long Bay is actually to cruise out of it, and into Bai Tu Long Bay on the ship the Treasure Junk. Ha Long Bay is famous […]

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Lisu Weaving Workshop and Culture!

Chiang Mai
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Since coming to Thailand, I’ve fallen in love with all of the Handicrafts of the “Hill Tribes” in Thailand.  Each Hill Tribe has their own patterns and colors which you begin to recognize as you move through the markets. Since I’m also a huge fan of anything made by hand, I jumped at the chance to attend a workshop demonstrating […]

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Songkran in Chiang Mai – love or leave it?

Chiang Mai
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Thai New Year or Songkran has the distinction (like Christmas for some) of being a beloved and yet dreaded holiday. My first year in Thailand, I was beyond excited to see Bangkok’s city water-fight while my roommate was battering down the hatches and stocking up on food so she wouldn’t have to leave the house, for no one […]

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A Royal Birthday Celebration!

Chiang Mai
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Thailand is currently celebrating the 60th birthday of their beloved Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the third child of the King. The 60th birthday is considered auspicious as it is the fifth cycle birthday which is the most important for Thai people because it “celebrates the accomplishments of one’s life.”* And being the Princess means that this […]

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My reason to wake up on Friday mornings

Chiang Mai
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I am typically a night owl so to wake up at a reasonable hour most mornings causes a lot of grumbling and typically an obligation to fulfill (like Thai Language Classes). Fridays are the exception because we’ve created a fantastic routine that revolves around yummy food (priorities!). It begins at the Kad Chin Haw, a […]

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Crystal clear water in Krabi

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My friend recently commented, “You two seem to be visiting the beauty spots of Thailand” and my visit to Ta Pom Klong Song Nam definitely fits. Located in Krabi Province, in the south of Thailand, it features crystal clear water and the cooling shade of a gorgeous canopy of trees. While the attraction is small, it […]

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Doi Inthanon, a park of beauty

Chiang Mai
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Doi Inthanon National Park hosts the highest point in Thailand at 2565.3341 meters above sea level and has an impressive collection of birds, animals, plants and flowers within its border. As Chiang Mai is starting to heat up and smoke, it is a nice retreat from the city. Our journey began with our friend channeling his […]

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