Voyages

Koh Lanta + Ayutthaya

We ended up 'squeezing' one night in Koh Lanta before heading back to Bangkok towards Ayutthaya, and boy we were glad we did! Koh Lanta dosent have the same 'crystal clear water' appeal than Phi phi, but offers beautiful virgin scenery. Also, the cultural landscape is different than other places we went since Koh Lanta is about 80% muslim. Also .. the food!! We had the freshest and most delicious fish and prawn dish ever at Saladan seafood for our 1 year wedding anniversary! how romantic! Next up was Ayutthaya, and historic city 1 hour north of Bangkok. We we greeted by the nicest couple ever at Tamarind guesthouse. I still can't believe how big hearted they were, they went beyond their means to offer us a comfortable stay.

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Krabi+Koh phi phi... or the famous screen savers photos

After our trip in the jungle of Kao Sok, we headed to the western coast of Thailand, the Andaman. When you think of Thailand's beaches you invision limestone and crystal clear turquoise water.. well this is it guys! We started off with Krabi, the jump off point for all the beautiful islands. We stayed in Krabi town, which offered more budget-friendly accommodation but is a good 30 min from the beach. At first we thought Krabi Town was polluted and not worth visiting, but we ended up really liking the 'local scene'  especially the night market. After 3days in Krabi we took a ferry to the world famous Koh phi phi island ( think Leo Dicaprio 'the beach' movie). We heard so many reviews about the island from beach paradise to dirty party hole. Well, it is true that you need to avoid Tonsai village at ALL COST. But the rest of the island is absolutely beautiful.. and not crowded at all..see for yourself:) ( and yes you've seen right, there is a 'penis' temple in railey beach krabi)thailand-6819 thailand-6792 thailand-6783 thailand-6659 thailand-6661 thailand-6652 thailand-6663 thailand-6703 thailand-6807 thailand-6803 thailand-6802 thailand-6798 thailand-6743 thailand-6745 thailand-6732 thailand-6726thailand-1252 thailand-1250 thailand-1246 thailand-1241 thailand-1236 thailand-1234 thailand-1227 thailand-1225 thailand-1221 thailand-1218 thailand-1209 thailand-1197 thailand-1185 thailand-1171 thailand-1162 thailand-1121thailand-1359 thailand-1358 thailand-1357 thailand-1353 thailand-1351 thailand-1348 thailand-1339 thailand-1325 thailand-1324 thailand-1318 thailand-1309 thailand-1305 thailand-1297 thailand-1293 thailand-1288 thailand-1287 thailand-1279 thailand-1274 thailand-1272 thailand-1270 thailand-1269 thailand-1257thailand-6921 thailand-6914 thailand-6899 thailand-6895 thailand-6880 thailand-6872 thailand-6868thailand-1614 thailand-1574 thailand-1568 thailand-1565 thailand-1556 thailand-1546 thailand-1542 thailand-1538 thailand-1536 thailand-1527 thailand-1524 thailand-1519 thailand-1518 thailand-1497 thailand-1477 thailand-1440 thailand-1396thailand-1622

Ko Tao + Kao Sok national park, thailand

After Chiang Mai we headed south to the tiny island of ko tao to do our PADI open water scuba diving certification! Ouf, what an amazing experience, 4 days of intensive training, with a kick ass Parisian instructor from Scuba Junction school. After 1 week on the island, we headed inland to Koa Sok national park. Jungle, floating lake house, monkeys and lots of well.. creatures! thailand-6367 thailand-6402 thailand-6389thailand-6416 thailand-6445 thailand-6452 thailand-6456 thailand-6476 thailand-6487 thailand-6492 thailand-6497thailand-6506 thailand-6507 thailand-6509 thailand-6512 thailand-0802 thailand-0797 thailand-0821thailand-0831thailand-0806 thailand-0612 thailand-0608 thailand-0835 thailand-0840 thailand-0842 thailand-0752 thailand-0750 thailand-0739thailand-0736 thailand-0735 thailand-0728 thailand-0724 thailand-0723 thailand-0625 thailand-0722 thailand-0721 thailand-0686 thailand-0719 thailand-0704 thailand-0692 thailand-0683 thailand-0679 thailand-0637 thailand-0635 thailand-0642 thailand-0652 thailand-0653 thailand-0656 thailand-0674 thailand-0710 thailand-0607 thailand-0622 thailand-0631 thailand-0616thailand-6524thailand-6528thailand-0879 thailand-0875 thailand-0870 thailand-0861 thailand-0857thailand-1095 thailand-6549 thailand-6621 thailand-6617 thailand-6606 thailand-6594 thailand-6588 thailand-6585 thailand-6580 thailand-6574 thailand-6565 thailand-6563 thailand-6559 thailand-6551 thailand-1093 thailand-1060 thailand-1054 thailand-1046 thailand-1041 thailand-1039 thailand-1033 thailand-0990 thailand-0993 thailand-0997 thailand-1002 thailand-1011 thailand-1029 thailand-1032 thailand-0988 thailand-0982 thailand-0978 thailand-0975 thailand-0965 thailand-0964 thailand-0955 thailand-0952 thailand-0951 thailand-0936 thailand-0929 thailand-0927 thailand-0926 thailand-0916 thailand-0915 thailand-0913 thailand-0905 thailand-0901 thailand-0899 thailand-0897 thailand-0894 thailand-0888 thailand-0882

Chiang Mai,Thailand Day 2-6, Temples, elephants and cooking

On day 2 of our trip, we took Air Asia and flew to Northern Thailand's biggest city: Chiang mai. I cannot recall how many temples we saw because there was one on every corner! But the most impressive one was Doi Suthep. We had to ride a motorbike through the mountain from the city centre, but it was well worth it! During our stay, we also took a full day cooking class and got to learn so much about thai product, thai cooking and thai culture in general. Our teacher Aoy, was sooo nice and I highly recommand her cooking school ( Bhum's cookery school). thailande_chiangmai-20 thailande_chiangmai-19 thailande_chiangmai-18 thailande_chiangmai-17 thailande_chiangmai-16 thailande_chiangmai-15 thailande_chiangmai-14 thailande_chiangmai-13 thailande_chiangmai-12 thailande_chiangmai-11 thailande_chiangmai-10thailande_chiangmai-8thailande_chiangmai-6 thailande_chiangmai-5 thailande_chiangmai-4 thailande_chiangmai-3 thailande_chiangmai-2 thailande_chiangmai-1thailande_chiangmai-54 thailande_chiangmai-53 thailande_chiangmai-52 thailande_chiangmai-50 thailande_chiangmai-49 thailande_chiangmai-48 thailande_chiangmai-47 thailande_chiangmai-46 thailande_chiangmai-45 thailande_chiangmai-44thailande_chiangmai-42thailande_chiangmai-38thailande_chiangmai-36 thailande_chiangmai-34thailande_chiangmai-32 thailande_chiangmai-31 thailande_chiangmai-30 thailande_chiangmai-29 thailande_chiangmai-28 thailande_chiangmai-27 thailande_chiangmai-26 thailande_chiangmai-25 thailande_chiangmai-24 thailande_chiangmai-23 thailande_chiangmai-22thailande_chiangmai-51thailande_chiangmai-71 thailande_chiangmai-70 thailande_chiangmai-69 thailande_chiangmai-68 thailande_chiangmai-67 thailande_chiangmai-66 thailande_chiangmai-65thailande_chiangmai-61 thailande_chiangmai-60 thailande_chiangmai-59 thailande_chiangmai-58 thailande_chiangmai-57 thailande_chiangmai-56thailande_chiangmai-84 thailande_chiangmai-83thailande_chiangmai-81 thailande_chiangmai-80thailande_chiangmai-82 thailande_chiangmai-78 thailande_chiangmai-77

BANGKOK, Thailand- Day 1 and Day 29-30

For 4 years, my husband and I have been dreaming of Thailand. Temples, culture, amazing food,monkeys, elephant, beaches,diving, shopping, kind people,  Thailand has it all! In december we finally realized our dream, and left for our 1 month trip. Today I present Bangkok, which we visited on day 1, day 29 and 30 of our trip. The first day upon our arrival we visited beautiful temples in the old part of the city ,got a traditional thai massage and tried to get something to eat at the night market near our guesthouse ( on nut bts station) ... Lets just say that we succeeded everything exempt to manage to eat something lol. Since On Nut nightmarket is far from the touristic center ( we like that!), everything was written in thai and our food was WAYYY to spicy for us to eat. ( and we do enjoy spicy food back home!). Second time around in Bangkok we were ''self proclaimed thai food specialist'' ( thanks to our cooking class in chiang mai) and we were able to order all delicious food! The last day was January 13th, which was the day that marked 'SHUT DOWN BANGKOK' protest. Although our families ( and I) were a bit scared of the outcome, everything was done very peacefully, and I was actually able to get some shots of the protest :) . We also managed to visit Chinatown, and the Amulet market. thailande2013-2014-2 thailande2013-2014-3 thailande2013-2014-4 thailande2013-2014-5thailande2013-2014-7 thailande2013-2014-8thailande2013-2014-11 thailande2013-2014-12 thailande2013-2014-13 thailande2013-2014-14 thailande2013-2014-15 thailande2013-2014-16 thailande2013-2014-17 thailande2013-2014-18 thailande2013-2014-19 thailande2013-2014-20 thailande2013-2014-21 thailande2013-2014-22 thailande2013-2014-23 thailande2013-2014-24 thailande2013-2014-25 thailande2013-2014-26thailande2013-2014-29 thailande2013-2014-30 thailande2013-2014-31 thailande2013-2014-32 thailande2013-2014-33 thailande2013-2014-34 thailande2013-2014-35 thailande2013-2014-36 thailande2013-2014-37 thailande2013-2014-38 thailande2013-2014-39 thailande2013-2014-40 thailande2013-2014-41 thailande2013-2014-42 thailande2013-2014-43 thailande2013-2014-44 thailande2013-2014-45 thailande2013-2014-46 thailande2013-2014-47 thailande2013-2014-48 thailande2013-2014-49 thailande2013-2014-50 thailande2013-2014-51 thailande2013-2014-52 thailande2013-2014-53 thailande2013-2014-54 thailande2013-2014-55 thailande2013-2014-56 thailande2013-2014-57 thailande2013-2014-58 thailande2013-2014-59 thailande2013-2014-60thailande2013-2014-62 thailande2013-2014-63 thailande2013-2014-64 thailande2013-2014-65 thailande2013-2014-66 thailande2013-2014-67 thailande2013-2014-68 thailande2013-2014-69 thailande2013-2014-70 thailande2013-2014-71 thailande2013-2014-72 thailande2013-2014-73 thailande2013-2014-74 thailande2013-2014-75 thailande2013-2014-76 thailande2013-2014-77 thailande2013-2014-78 thailande2013-2014-79 thailande2013-2014-80 thailande2013-2014-81 thailande2013-2014-82 thailande2013-2014-83 thailande2013-2014-84 thailande2013-2014-85 thailande2013-2014-86 thailande2013-2014-87 thailande2013-2014-88 thailande2013-2014-89 thailande2013-2014-90 thailande2013-2014-91 thailande2013-2014-92 thailande2013-2014-93 thailande2013-2014-94 thailande2013-2014-95 thailande2013-2014-96 thailande2013-2014-97 thailande2013-2014-98 thailande2013-2014-99 thailande2013-2014-100 thailande2013-2014-101 thailande2013-2014-102 thailande2013-2014-103 thailande2013-2014-104 thailande2013-2014-105 thailande2013-2014-106 thailande2013-2014-107 thailande2013-2014-108

Puerto Rico, July 2013

So we had 8 days off in between weddings this summer! We needed somewhere not to far, and not to expensive to take a pause from it all, and get new photo inspiration to continue the wedding season in full force... Thanks to YULAIR we found a great destination: Puerto Rico...we grabbed our backpacks and off we go! Feel free to contact me if you want more info and the 'island of enchantment!'puertorico_2013-2828

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Caye Caulker, Belize: Go slow.

I love to travel. Actually, I’m obsessed with it. I need to feel lost and confronted with another reality to be stimulated. Our journey to the small island of Caye Caulker certainly gave me the feeling of self-abandon. Caye Caulker is a small island (about 1,5 km large by 7 km long) off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean sea only a few kilometers away from the worlds second largest coral barrier. Belize, formally british Honduras, is located south of Mexico and bordered by Guatemala. It is the only English speaking country in Latin America.

Getting to Caye Caulker from Mexico wasn’t an easy task. We left Playa del Carmen early in the morning to catch a (very comfortable) ADO bus which took us to Chetumal in about 4.5 hours. Chetumal is the last town in the Yucatan before entering Belize. When we arrived at the bus station a man asked us if we needed to take a water taxi to Belize. We knew we had to take the (allegedly 2 hour) boat ride to the island, so we followed the man from the WATER JETS INTERNATIONAL (wrong!). We bought our 38us$ one way tickets (same price indicated in lonely planet) and we took a short taxi ride to the port. When we got there the not-so-lovely-woman from Water Jets told us we needed to pay a ‘port fee’ of 150 pesos each in order to get in the boat. We refused and insisted that it was a scam since we checked the other company BELIZE EXPRESS and they didn’t charge this extra fee. After arguing for 30 minutes, we ended up paying since she wouldn’t let us in the boat. Let me tell you that it was a boat ride from hell: it was raining and the ride was VERY rocky. Urrg… After 2 hours we finally arrived on the island of San Pedro where we had to go through immigration and customs. Water Jets had us waiting another hour on this island to finally ship us on a smaller boat. It was now 5:30 pm, pitch black outside and raining. The ride was supposed to take 30 min but took 1.5 hour. The captain got lost in the sea and a British traveler used his IPHONE to save the day!! (go apple!)

As soon as we arrived in CC our stress drifted away and we let ourselves go to the beat of reggae music. No cars, no shoes, no pavement, just sand, kids playing, reggae blasting from households and Rasta men busting moves and signing their heart out in the middle of the street. GO SLOW is their motto and we certainly did: we enjoyed the clear and turquoise sea, the breeze, the amazing seafood and the cheap drinks. Travelers were all backpackers with an open mind attitude and the locals were warm and friendly. Are we in Paradise?