Thailand: Bangkok

Going on a two-week trip overseas doesn’t really give you enough time to fully relax into travel mode, but it does give you a taste of the culture and lifestyle. And it’s this total immersion in something “new” and different that gave me a fresh perspective on my own life and the routines that I have become used to.

From experience, what I do know is that trying to squeeze in a sight-seeing marathon is not worth it. That’s why, on the trip that Alex and I embarked on during September, we didn’t cram in a million “must-see” destinations and tire ourselves out with endless cramped bus trips and hanging around in airports. Instead we decided to stay in Bangkok ¬†for two nights in total and spend the bulk of our trip in Krabi Province.

In hindsight, an extra day and night in Bangkok would have been fun as it is a fascinating place. In any case, here are a few of the snaps I took during our brief city excursion in this hot, rainy and dirty (but very interesting) city.

With this batch, I have experimented a bit more with post-processing, which I have tended to steer away from in the past. It would be great to hear your thoughts on the end result.

Bangkok

Photos: Juhu Beach, Mumbai India

I am in the process of finally sorting through all my images from my trip to India earlier this year. This is going to take quite some time, as there are a lot to sift through. Nonetheless, I have made a start with the very beginning of my journey in Mumbai.

Staying near Juhu beach, we joined the locals as they enjoyed the slight sea breeze that came in off the ocean and the very brave (or not so clever) paddled in the polluted water.

Heading up Paarl Rock

Having lived in Paarl in the Western Cape for almost a year (now based in Cape Town), it was finally time to head up Paarl Rock. Some call it the Ayer’s Rock of South Africa, which is perhaps a bit too grandiose of a title, but it is nonetheless an otherwordly experience to hike up to the top. These pictures are from my trip to the top on a cold, blustery winter’s day.