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Dragonfruit, I heart you

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Loi Krathong in Krabi Town

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Loi Krathong is celebrated all over Thailand. It takes place on the full moon of November. Loi = float. Krathong = the name of the thing you float. The tradition is a combination of paying respect to the waters (on which you float your krathong) and cleansing yourself of your sins and such or making a wish. It was such a great experience to be with the locals and some farangs (foreigners) on this magical night that was accompanied by a torrential downpour, that still seems like a dream.




 





Krabi Town, my home, in photos

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Krabi Town: population of about 30,000. My home for the next 4 weeks.















Nong Khai, in photos

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Volunteering photos to come later...















Chiang Rai (province), in photos

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Mai pen rai

I was thinking this morning about how I have been in Thailand for so long! I have seen so many different cities & towns, eaten so much good food, learned nit noy (a little bit) of the language and quite a bit of the culture, gone to 2 reggae bars & 1 cowboy bar (the locals love 'em!), met a few interesting people from around the world, and have felt so happy. Then I realized it has only been 23 days! I feel like I have been here for 2 months at least. So, time is a funny thing. 23 days is not a lot of time to feel "Oh, my super duper awesome friend Dasha is really not around", but I feel like "Oh wow I have not seen my family and friends in sooo long" (but I'm not sad, how can I be?! Have you seen my photos? :) ) Time is a funny thing. And when I looked at a calender today to figure out the next 4 weeks of volunteering, I felt like it would all be over so soon! On December 24th my mom will fly into Bangkok and it seems just around the corner. Decemb…

Grasshopper eats grasshopper!!!

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My last name means Daughter of a Blacksmith but it can also mean GRASSHOPPER!! The insect grasshopper hails from the Sunday night market in Chiang Mai.

I apologize in advance if the video is only interesting to me and Astrid!

Trekking through Doi Inthanon National Park, in photos

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Words cannot describe and photos do not do it justice.