It occurred to me that maybe I should share some Thailand traveling tips, since so, so many of you have been telling me that upon seeing my traveling pics you have put Thailand on your list. Most of these tips are probably online & in guidebooks somewhere, but if you are thinking of traveling there some day, maybe save this post for convenience so everything is in one place: 🌴 One of the most important things I was made aware of was the presence of scams in Thailand. In Bangkok in particular, there are both men & women who speak nearly perfect English & appear friendly, but who want to sell you something in the end. Sometimes, upon asking you where you want to go, they will proceed to tell you that temple is closed (due to a holiday for Thais only) & they will recommend you a tuk-tuk driver who will take you to some other temple. The tuk-tuk driver will then provide you with an offer you are going to find hard to ignore. But, on the way to the promised destination, they will make stops here & there, to different shops they earn commission from, if you buy anything. In essence these scams are harmless, but it could be annoying for some people or just plain upsetting if you have young children you are traveling with 🌴If you want to take photos in Temples...you need to be aware of certain guidelines. Knees & shoulders should always be covered & the best time to visit is before the temples open or right when they open to avoid both crowds & intense heat 🌴Monks: it is disrespectful to sit higher than a monk. And if you are a woman, do not touch monks no matter what. 🌴Shopping: Unless a price is advertised in written form...most things can be negotiated down. Guidebooks say to start at around half the price they give you so you can negotiate up. I did not do this, because in all honesty, Thai people are some of the hardest-working people I have seen on all my travels & I purposely wanted to leave them a little more. It is fun to bargain, though & please, do
Pioneer ing Elka in a 4th gen! They haven’t released a kit yet so we have set this one up with a 5th gen kit and only had to do a few minor tweaks to get it dialled in! Sweet looking setup and a beautiful transformation!
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All this sun has me dreaming of summer backpacking and nights in the wilderness ☀️🏕✨ This particular site was on our very first backpacking trip together from Tuolemne Meadows to Yosemite Valley. The night was cold and there was still snow on the ground but there is nothing quite like the stars and silence that you get by being as far as your feet can take you from civilization 🌲🙌🏔
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Day dreamin’ about the next time I’ll be beach camping with my bestieeeee, it looks like that’s gonna be the Juan de Fuca this August! This photo was from the West Coast Trail that me and 5 pals completed last summer! It’s taken me a long time to go through photos but I plan to make a post about our experience next week! I have lots of advice on not eating all your snacks on the first night, what gear we did and didn’t need—and just how much booze you should pack to make your blistered feet a little less noticeable under the stars each night🐛🐋🦀
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Dreaming of palm trees these days as the rain has been hitting hard! We are almost there, friends. Summer evenings, campfires, climbing mountains, days by the pool. You can do it. Finish this season strong 🙌🏻 Photo by @artifactuprising
The children at the Paro Tsechu last month — this group of cheeky boys with toy guns watching the festival dances from their perch on a low stone wall, a little girl dressed in her finest with matching mouse ears, and a group of siblings with a Halloween mask who took turns wearing it on the backs of their heads to startle other festival-goers. The kids also really enjoyed the small fairground set up near the Dzong in connection with the tsechu. 👶🏻🇧🇹💕
To continue on with talking about feeling a constant guilt from couple posts ago because I'm still in the mood for it, I also sometimes find it hard to stay happy despite not really having anything to be unhappy about. In fact, there are so many happy things in my life that it is bizarre that I would still find myself feeling "unhappy". Perhaps I am just too well-versed in finding all the negatives within myself. Perhaps gratitude and self-love are things that need to be practiced in order for it to be natural. They say that we are our own worst critic, but where's the balance for not being too lenient on ourselves? There's always room for improvement and for us to be a better version of ourselves, but at what point are we "good enough" that we can "feel okay" about ourselves for now? The cherry blossoms came and went by so fast! I can't believe it's the end of April already.