The celebration of Loy Krathong is all about new beginnings and letting go of negativity to start fresh in the new year. When people release their krathongs (small, floating vessels) into a local river, pond, or lake, they're sending their worries and troubles with it. What is one thing you would like to let go of this year?
Was singing the lantern song from Tangled to myself the whole time like a @disney fan does. 😉 What a way to end our last day in Thailand! Warning, long caption ahead: Yi Peng has been a bucket list item of mine for a long time. For the same reasons as Loy Krathong, Yi Peng is celebrated with the full moon releasing wishes into the sky. It is a time to resist darkness and embrace a bright future. So magical and so beautiful. 🎊🏮 However, what’s not pictured is burning lanterns falling from the sky, screaming, lanterns that have burnt out and fallen back down gently scattered everywhere creating a ton of waste, the people... so many people. Im finding it to be a delicate balance between crossing off items from my wish list and realizing that everything you do has an impact and feeing guilty for it. This one was creating garbage around the city even though it’s something I am trying to be better at. How do we ensure we are being good tourists, not participating in harmful activities, and also living out our dreams all at the same time? I imagine there’s a blog out there somewhere or maybe some of my seasoned traveller friends have some tips? Maybe I’ll start by making a small donation to the city’s cleanup crew. Regardless of my ramblings this was a sight to see truly. Thousands of lanterns lighting up the sky like glowing stars. I am feeling especially grateful to be here. 💛
Current situation : waiting at Changi airport to board a flight with a 20+ hour travel time back to Canada 😭 No matter how many times I’ve flown before, the anxiety always gets to me in these moments and I’m not sure why really. I get in my head and start to feel sick. Luckily my yoga practice has taught me about the importance of breath and being able to control how I think - and it helps so much 🙏
It feels like just yesterday I flew to Malaysia and started this adventure. It’s been 5 weeks and I’m ready to go home and get back to my routine, but also I’m not ready and just want to blow all my money traveling 🙊 Even though I’m headed back, there won’t be many Toronto/winter photos from me just yet 😂 I have so much more to share from this trip and it looks way better than grey Canada.
📸 @dardarling_ - who is continuing on her journey to Vietnam while I freeze in Canada.
The culture-rich destination of Thailand is waiting to be explored...
➡️ Try the tasty Thai-food ➡️ Ride in a tuk-tuk and visit local villages ➡️ Snorkel among tropical fish ➡️ Discover historic temples ➡️ Delve into the vibrant nightlife
🕯The Yee Peng lantern festival is held in November every year -this year 11 and 12th-
This is the time in which locals believe the rivers are filled to their fullest and the moon is at its brightest – the perfect time to ‘make merit’ and set your floating kratong off on the Ping River, or light your lantern and make a wish for good fortune in the new year.
Quite a unique experience'
🏙 Chiang Mai/ Thailand 🇹🇭
#ad Thailand has been nonstop activity from the moment we arrived. From jungle jogs, and early morning approaches to beach hangs and long nights. The insane humidity, endless rain, and sweaty days have nothing on my #jaybirdvista headphones. These bad boys have already tackled snow in the Rocky Mountains, sandy beaches, and 24 hours of flying. How much more #earthproof does it get? @jaybirdsport
Bangkok DAY 5 🛵
Was sick as a 100 dogs in the morning after the evil 'D' fruit (plus my back was killing me) 🛵
Julia suggested I had a Thai massage.... BEST PROPOSITION SHE EVER HAD! It was a heavenly feeling (not during, but afterwards)... all pain was gone 🛵
I gotta tell you those tiny Thai women with their skinny arms and fingers are so freakishly strong I thought she'll break me in half 🛵
Tried famous Thai tea with donuts 🛵
Now that I was all healed, we visited ChinaTown in Bangkok... It felt like we were in a whole different country... However, every smell of a food (and there was plenty of that on the streets... trust you me!) made me super sick. Damn you, D! 🛵
Flew to Phuket 🛵
Had a little incident with the transfer to our air bnb, which you also have seen in my previous post... YOU HAVEN'T? Seriously, people!!!!!! WATZ RONG WIZ U?????????
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Pelesir ke Penjuru Thailand Lewat Stasiun Kereta Api Hua Lamphong, Cobain yuk!
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Saying hello to a sparkly new lunar year and goodbye to misfortunes of the past! May this year bring peace of mind + nourishment of soul. Happy Loy Krathong 🌺🌝✨
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Delicious is an understatement - Thai pineapple rice - loaded with sweet pineapple chunks, succulent shrimp, turmuric infused fried rice, topped off with the crunch of cashewnuts and served in a pineapple bowl. This sweet and spicy tropical fried rice which is an obligatory culinary experience when visiting Thailand, can also be very easily prepared at home.
Let’s just enjoy the ride 🛵🙌🏼
There are so many aspects about this photo that I (Jess) like. My three favorite colors are in here: yellow, blue and green. I like (no love) the moon, I feel so inspired by it for some reason, it’s just so mesmerizing. And I like the feeling of being free: free of worries, stress and boring obligations.
This photo is so much more than just a photo; it reflects how we feel at this point: ALIVE! ✨🌏
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