Showing posts from November, 2010

Dragonfruit, I heart you


Loi Krathong in Krabi Town

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

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

Nong Khai, in photos

Volunteering photos to come later...

Chiang Rai (province), in photos


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!!!

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

Words cannot describe and photos do not do it justice.