Asia // Vietnam & Thailand // Part 2

// Personal, Travel

isn’t it crazy, that right now. all over the world, there are completely different ways of life. cultures. people. events. going on.

that’s something that, one of those wild wonders, i can never get over.

and the more i travel, the more that becomes more mind blowing. it’s also a reason why i travel. the impossible eye opening you have to different lives, cultures. respects. traditions. that’s the beauty in traveling beyond your zip code. off a plane and into the culture and way of life of another. a month is such a short amount of time. it takes time to really start seeing trends and understanding why they do what they do.

its so beautiful. seeing how you can walk past the bubble of what a tourist does, and really see the culture. see the people. having my camera gives me that curiosity, the ability to walk around corners i wouldnt otherwise, explore a little deeper. because i am lucky enough to be able to capture what that was and bring it back. 

having this camera makes me such a more curious person. braver. it’s almost of my duty to capture what i see. because it doesn’t last. the least i can do is grab what the spot in the world feels like. because a picture can only do its best justice for the smells. the interaction. the feeling of a place. 

it’s my duty. show the parts that get overlooked. little details having my camera forces me to see.

gosh. what a beautiful concept. and that’s why i will always do what i can to take the time, make the time, to travel and see the world. see the people. experience it. every year. this is only the start. my hope is to look back, when I’m 73 and telling my grandkids about beautiful places and cultures i’ve seen. and inspire others to make time to do the same.

travel, impacting how i see people and where i put value to in my own life. 

 

this is the second part of our trip to Asia. tonhya and i left the Philippines and tried to find something to beat it. nothing did. but that’s ok. vietnam and thailand. had some incredible food i want to get back to. learned more about another culture. had many massages. shopped markets top to bottom. rode an elephant thru the jungle-mountains.

pretty incredible.

vietnam and thailand. Mui Ne. Koh Samui. Koh Phangan. Chiang Mai. Bangkok.  completely, jumbled. not in order.

that one moment before we thought we may die. vietnam. good times.

in the mountains of Chiang Mai. road side coffee shop, hand-made wood furniture. one of the most stand out moments.

Asian Oprah. am i right?!

ringside tickets. best idea and incredible night.

what a trip.

couldnt have been happier to travel this with one of my best friends. Tonhya. we had so many laughs. crazy meetings. food overloads. disgusts. indecisive decisions. dream reporting. beach lounging. fruit discovering. talking and missing our guys. camera trekking. moments of wonder. and i’m so glad, out of everyone…it got to be her and i doing this together.

to 2013, and the places i may go.