With parents who both love to travel and enjoy getting out of the hustle and bustle of London every now and then; I was always going to be a traveller. Especially since my mum and dad went backpacking across The States and came back with a bump; (i.e. Me); therefor there is no question about it; I was made to travel! Its simply my destiny; to go see the world and to explore!
Even though I have been here and there, until last month I was unable to mark Asia off my map; but now having travelled up and down Thailand for a month, I can finally check it off my list.
Whilst I had an amazing time, my Thailand experience went a little different than expected. As beautiful as it is, I found myself constantly seeking out the “googled” images! The clear blue waters and white sandy beaches surrounded by mountain , majestic tigers playing with humans, happy elephants spraying water at tourists and fancy elephant rides. Although I captured and documented these snaps through; the beauty of Maya Bay, Pileh Lagoon and Phiphi island, together with tame tigers and little elephants; my experience behind and in front of the camera was an eye opener. More than just a vacation, but really seeing a place for what it is, it was definetly a step away from your typical holiday brochure.
Having bought a backpack,stayed in a hostel and spent 14 hours on a sleeper train, this was my first trip that I can actually say “I travelled”. Yes, it had its difficulties, but I did it and I am ready to do it again. I’ve well and truly caught the travel bug!
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to go to Thailand. To see the tigers, ride the elephants, eat the food, sun bathe on the white sandy beaches and swim in clear blue waters. And now I can say it; “been there, done that…Got the stamps too!” -Maybe its the traveller in me, but I actually get really excited about getting stamps in my passport. Doesn’t matter how near or far, if I’m crossing an ocean, border or state, I want a stamp. With this said, my current passport expires in 2019, so that give me 6 years to fill it. Where to next eh?