After five months of being back in Asia and habitually traveling around this majestic continent, there comes the point where you start getting tired of Asia and just need a break from it all. This is not to say that I am cutting loose any ties that I may have with the place. Quite the contrary, It will forever be one of my favorite continents to live in and tour for many years to come, with Thailand topping that list even though I might have my reservations and mixed feelings of love and hate for the country. I know the term hate might have come out strongly but it is what it is. Even with all its flaws, the positives outweigh the negatives any day. It is such a fantastic country that has so much to offer the outside world, from the Friendly People to the Great Cost of Living, The diverse Food cuisine That Cost Little To Nothing, Culture and such an excellent and relaxed way of life. Its just one of those countries in SouthEast Asia that’s so hard not to come back to, hungry for more. If you have never been here, I would highly recommend anyone who plans to travel or live abroad, to visit Thailand or any country around Asia. You just can’t go wrong with this continent.
Places to visit in Thailand
Bangkok must be your first destination assuming that you did fly to Bangkok as it is the central hub in Southeast Asia and also most international flights will arrive here. There are plenty of places to visit in this mammoth of a city and not knowing where to start is a common challenge for most foreigners. Having an itinerary can go a long way in ensuring that you have a smooth transition into this outlandish world and ensure that you don’t stay in one place for far too long if your visit is short and time constrained.
Therefore we would recommend that for culture, visit the Grand Palace. You will be awed by the intricate temples and the much respected Buddhas who are very popular here. You could also visit the area around Siam Station to do your shopping and find things that you’ve never imagined before and will find nowhere else.
Other much sought-after destinations around Bangkok are the famous and elegant beaches at Maya Bay and the Erawan Seven Layer Waterfall.
You can also create fond memories and experiences with friends and families from climbing rocks over the oceans and play fun games with the elephants. These are much-revered games here amongst both the locals and foreigners.
Taking a break from it all is like giving yourself a detox, which is what the body always needs from time to time to heal and regenerate. When will I be back in Asia again? Well, that I don’t know. When it comes to my travels and living abroad, I never really make any plans especially for the amount of time I plan to spend in a place or when I plan to go back to a place. What I usually do is first to look up for a few different destination, do a bit of research about the places that interest me the most. Then, I will lock up the site that has the most reasonable price ticket, buy a one-way ticket and just go, the rest, I will figure out when I get there; I have yet to commit to a long-term lease for every place that I’ve traveled to and lived.
Time is very significant considering that It’s something we can never honestly afford to buy, not now or in the future. Therefore bending time and making it flexible to my needs has its rewarding advantages in life. At times you do get tired of moving around so much and with such an eventuality, I would like to commit to a 3-6 month lease or longer somewhere around the world. Also, you end up paying more money on your accommodation since you are not on a long-term contract, though, at the same time it has its benefit. Like that old saying goes (only time will tell) the Nomadic lifestyle is just as unpredictable as you never really know what is gonna be your next move. A life that is just not normal, pretty impresive huh!
You damn right, I want more of this lifestyle, I probably wouldn’t trade it for anything. Where to next !! of course you would love to know. Well, I decided to head back to South America. Why South America? A continent that comes with such a high price tag, even though it is still about 50-60% cheaper than the US and can be a bit heavier on the wallet when compared to Asia. But South America has so much fragrance to offer and just like Asia; you just can’t let it go untouched and not spend more time in it. It is a whole different experience from the Asian world; South America brings a distinct flavor from the unique culture, taste of food and the great feeling of a beautiful woman lol. How can we forget about the pretty ladies for all my single guy’s out there? The great weather is terrific too, party beaches and lots more fun is in store for everyone and anyone. Besides all the fun stuff and fantastic weather, South America offers a lot of great history and incredible artwork. Also something of a bummer, I’m from the Caribbean’s I miss those Caribbean spice and the sweet flavor which is yet another excellent thing South America offers.
But the most important and soul-satisfying thing about being in South America is that it is closer to where my heart is, Family! I Grew up in South Florida and a flight back home to spend some time with family is much easier and faster. I’ll share more about South America and Asia on a future post soon. First stop, Latin America baby!! I need to brush back up on My Spanish.
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My backpacking travel experience in Bali
Three months of traveling around has taught me a lot the world is not what we think it is and is more than what we think it is, life without traveling is like living in a cocoon with no lights around you. Making new friends should be a every human nature. This is what I learned when I sent myself on peace mission lasting three month from which I had been separated from my entire life back home.
Enjoying the Cambodian Lifestyle
Every country has its story to tell and history becomes more interesting when it goes through the tests of time. 90 percent of the people living in Cambodia are the Khmer people. The rest 10 percent are the people from Vietnam, China and other minor tribes. Majority of them live in the villages and small towns in the rural ares. A smaller percentage live in the capital city. The food in Cambodia is majorly accompanied with rice or has the rice component.
MR LA Lune has one of the best burger shop right outside Pontoon Night Club freshly made real ground beef, He has been making those great burgers for the past 10yrs or so if you ever in Cambodia grab you one of them they only cost 2 dollars I bought about 4 of them that night to enjoy with some of the local kids that was hang around, One of them was with his mother I really like enjoying a meal with the locals sometime thats how you get to know that place and the people around it, Plus the food is so cheap and you get such a big portion for what you pay for you can almost always pick up the tab for everyone.
Had a really great week in Kingston Jamaica the last time I was in Jamaica was for New years of 2015 in Negril which was really amazing. For my second time around Jamaica I decide that i wanted to see the real side of Jamaica One of the best thing traveling around Jamaica being a black guy with dreads it makes me blend in with the locals more faster LOL.
HUAY KAEW WATERFALL
One of the beautiful waterfall in Chiang Mai i had a great time there the view was just amazing. I had a bit of a journey in this waterfall forest I met this old man and his wife I think he was from Landon and his wife is Thai they gave me some free trekking around the forest usually you have to pay for trekking lesson unless you want to go your self and get lost. His wife was like a champ like she was made for this the way she was climbing up those rocks was really cool.
When it comes to picking the best spot to eat in Thailand always go for street food well that’s my preference, the food is cheap it has great flavor and seasoning. The picture above is one of my favorite spot I like to hit up you can find it on Khao san road there’s a lot of food vendors on Khao san but this one is a favorite on my list the food is cook right in front of you its always fresh the average price starts at 30 bahts.
Had a pretty good night walking the streets of Patpong. Got my dinner which was some noodles mix with pork and beef and a coconut water to go with it, it was much needed with all the thai hot sauce I poured on it OMG!!