Irene se encuentra en su pueblo, con su familia. y he subido esta foto porque en unos días volverá a revivir su historia de una forma especial, ya os contaremos :) (no nos vamos a filipinas eh… de momento). por cierto, cualquier día doy la sorpresa y salgo yo posando… aunque lo veo difícil con la pedazo modelo de la foto.
In a country where tourism has reached so much of the landscape, koh yao noi has somehow managed to escape untouched. for some reason far less visited, it has retained the conservative influence of the predominantly muslim community and is a chance to experience part of unique thai culture. while english is less widely spoken here than a lot of thailand, the people were the friendliest we’d met. shortly after this photo, we got caught in a thunderous downpour and a shopkeeper kindly sheltered us until it passed. the island is tiny, but offers plenty - with pristine beaches and calm sea, yoga retreats, cooking classes, snorkelling, island hopping and even rock climbing if you’re feeling adventurous #hiddenthailand …
hint: the best way to explore the island is on two wheels - either rent a scooter or bicycle. other than a couple of big hills it’s a nice, easy ride, and near impossible to get lost too (though we somehow managed it)!
the island would have been the perfect place for us to try riding a scooter, but we were still way too scared! have you ridden one in southeast asia? how did you find it?
Tapis lampung - one of my most favorite textile this beautiful piece is a traditional homemade weaving style from lampung, indonesia consists of a striped, naturally-coloured cloth embroidered with warped and couched gold thread. many types of motifs are weaving on to this tapis such as flowers, human and animals. it is generally worn ceremonially such as wedding ceremony and big celebration although some people using as home decoration just like the one that i just got from colorado, usa. #tapis#tapistua#tapislampung#antiquetextiles#vintageclothing#lampung#indonesia#southeastasia
Huay xai, laos
had a great time chatting with young monks about current events and helping them improve their english. wat chomkao manilat is located on top of the hill next to the mekong river in laos. this is the starting location for people planning to ride the slow boat for two days down the mekong river to luang prabang
i met katie from new mexico and mick from japan during our journey crossing the border from thailand by land.
my next laos photos will be all about how we became life long friends and forming of the og slow boat crew. it's a party fest filled with great culture!