Thai Things

Following my semester in Paris, I spent the entirety of my senior year falling deeper in love with Austin. I balanced my senior level classes (considerably Intermediate Accounting which almost singlehandedly committed me to the library), with all the football games, tailgates, the Greenbelt, and 6th Street.

A trade-off for traversing within Austin, understandably I didn’t travel as much as I had while living in Europe. As frequenters of my blog, you know by now that I made it a habit to film vlogs for my weekend trips. Following my graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, my parents gifted me a vacation to the beautiful country of Thailand.

In those ten days, I was exposed to a culture I had never quite experienced before. While I personally struggled with Thai food (surviving on fresh fruits and margherita pizza), the landscapes were breathtaking and the people were sincere and welcoming. In my video, I hope you can feel the energy of Thailand and enjoy it as much as I did.

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golbou

I’m a proud alumni of the University of Texas at Austin. Green tea activist. Finance professional. Lover of bright coral nail polish, creative writing, and Spanish architecture. I believe it's important to laugh at yourself and not take everything so seriously. Stargazer? I'm not good at bios. You should probably read my blog.

3 Comments

  1. kathleen

    I am planning my own 10 day trip to Thailand which includes the same cities you went to. Any advice about tours, hotels would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Kathleen,

      I traveled with a large group so we rented from Airbnb and did not follow any set tours, rather we explored on our own. However, if I were to make a single suggestion to you it would be to visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (www.elephantjunglesanctuary.com). In Thailand, exploitation of elephants for the purpose of tourism is at an all time high, as many “sanctuaries” often harm the elephants for the sake of tourism sales. However, the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (located in Phuket and Chiang Mai) is a cruelty-free, ethical, and sustainable sanctuary for Thailand’s elephants. Their mission is to create a future where elephants are not ridden, poached, overworked, or abused, and are instead treated with care, love, and respect.

      All of the above thoughts are my personal opinion as I am not sponsored. However, I hope you do have the chance to visit the Sanctuary and interact with these beautiful creatures and the caretakers which make it possible!

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