This photo was taken while I was enjoying the dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. This man was playing aboard the ship and playing sweet tunes with his saxophone. Every time he kisses the saxophone by the mouthpiece, beautiful melody fills the air setting a very romantic mood. Now that’s some magical kiss!
Today is Valentine’s Day and people all over the world are celebrating this special day with flowers, chocolates and greeting cards. I’m lucky to get loads of hugs and loving from kids where I work at. Love is not just for boyfriends and girlfriends. The photo above is a picture of buddies who love to travel and explore the world. Love is for everybody who appreciate the people in their lives for all the things and sacrifices they do because they care. Don’t forget to tell your family and friends how much you love them. Happy V Day!
Bridges are built to provide passage by connecting two islands or land masses separated by a body of water or a valley. It also provides aesthetic beauty to a landscape design like in the photograph above. This photo was taken in one of the temple complex that’s spread around Ayutthaya which is the ancient capital city of Siam or better known today as Thailand.
You may have seen them in encyclopedias or magazines and they are often referred to as “Long Neck Karen” or the “Giraffe” tribe. These ladies belong to the Kayan tribe and to the subgroup Padaung. Girls start wearing them at a tender age of 5 and more turns of the coil is added as they grow older. The women wear these coils as a cultural identity rather than to make them beautiful or unattractive (contradicting hypotheses of anthropologists).
The year 2012 was pretty exciting for me. I was able to finish my master’s degree, find work abroad and still get to squeeze in a bit of travel time. I had fun reminiscing on all the things that happened in my life for the past 12 months and choosing the pictures that best represent each month.
Here’s my 2012 in pictures. Enjoy!
January: Revisited Bangkok and when to the floating market.
February: Hot Air Balloon Ride at Clark.
March: Trekked to Osmena Peak with friends.
April: Beach time at Malapascua
May: After finishing my masters degree, I revisited the beautiful Angkor Wat to celebrate.
June: Visited the Sahara Desert for the first time!
July: I moved to another country and this is my temporary home while I look for an apartment.
August: I miss the beach so much. I went to Samet to unwind.
September: I went to Samui to dip my toes on the beach.
October: Visited the Plain of Jars in Laos.
November: Visited the Long Karen tribe in Chiang Mai.
December: Back to home base to celebrate Christmas with the family.
It was my first time to visit Cambodia and the tour guide on the boat suggested to watch the sunset on the floating restaurant at the floating village. I, together with the other tourists, waited for the sunset on the viewing deck while sipping beer. I was surprise at how big the sun looks on the sky. I was even more surprise when the huge sun was setting in the middle of the sky! Whoa! Talk about surprises!