Alex & Steph

November 16, 2017

​The White Temple, Wat Rong Khun, was a masterpiece to behold.  Curves and spires rise from the earth, converging in geometric and unpredictable ways to form this creative and inspiring temple.  Wat Rong Khun was a Buddhist temple before its purchase and, although stag...

November 3, 2017

 The Morning Market

Waking up and strolling through sunlit streets where farmers and merchants are selling newly harvested vegetables, interesting handmade goods, and fresh breakfast has been one of the highlights of our trip to southeast Asia and an experience that res...

October 11, 2017

Interacting with elephants is a sought after experience in Thailand and one that Steph and I have been looking forward to.  Although there are many opportunities for this throughout Thailand, elephant abuse is still a problem and it is up to the paying customer to choo...

October 10, 2017

Ever since I was young I was enthralled with Buddhism.  I was first introduced to the idea reading J.D. Salinger as a pre-teen (most notable Teddy from Nine Stories) and realizing that anyone could be Buddhist, I became drawn to the ideas of harmony with the surroundin...

October 6, 2017

Mostly sights - since nobody has yet figured how to share smells over time and space... or have we?

So [as warned by my Aunt] we are here during the tail-end of the rainy season. More often than not, our afternoons have been spent cooped up in our room listening to the...

October 6, 2017

We woke up early today and headed to Victory Monument, one of the main transportation hubs in Thailand. The monument itself is an obelisk garnered by statues and surrounded by roads and rail lines that bustle with the morning commute and throughout the day.  We joined...

October 3, 2017

Our flights were the most seamless and smooth transition much to our surprise. We flew economy on Emirates and enjoyed large comfy seats, a varied array of entertainment which included a two player game of battleship on individual touch screen televisions - pretty awes...

October 2, 2017

Here we sit at the airport... A month ago we uprooted our lives in Florida, sold the majority of our possessions, and road tripped to our homeland in Massachusetts to prep for a journey ahead.  It's not easy to leave a familiar world behind but anyone who travels knows...

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