It’s gonna hurt because it matters.
Wanderlust: An Irresistible Desire To Travel
Travelling, when you get used to it, becomes a drug, a need, a desire. You can’t help it. I can’t help it. Sometimes I really want to settle down but I can’t settle for a place! If I settle, it will be for somebody, because in the end, what matters is the people, not the place. BUT UNTIL THEN… There’s too much to see, to much to feel, too much to explore…
Live for the moments…
Taken with Instagram
James Bond Island, one of the famous tourist attractions in Thailand. It’s original and local name is Koh Tapu (Nail Island) due to the 20m tall island and is part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park. It became famous after the James Bond movie “The Man With The Golden Gun” in 1974, with Roger Moore and Christopher Lee.
It is an interesting place and the coast of Phang Nga is recovering from the 2004 Tsunami which destroyed the place in drastic ways. I enjoyed a tour from Phuket island which took us to the James Bond island amongst other islands in the area.
It is worth the view.
Kuraburi Greenview Resort in Phang Nga, Thailand, is a little piece of paradise adjacent to the highway 8. It is located around 2.5 hours from Phuket Airport and is in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Khao Lak is not far and many people transit there before heading to the Similan Island. It is a gorgeous place, with a peaceful atmosphere and suitable for nature lovers.
I fell in love with the place. I have good memories which I cherish after 4 days spent there but being in such a calm environment, away from all civilization makes you ponder about life, brings you into a different dimension. It was the epitome of my summer fling of 2011.
I recommend the resort to all the people out there who want to experience nature at its best. To lose yourself in romance or to have quality time with your family, it is perfect. But bear in mind that you will need a car as it is quite inaccessible otherwise.
You can drive in the region to find stretches of virgin beaches, lose yourself in KMs of sand and sea or if you prefer hiking to discover wonderfully carved waterfalls in a tropical rainforest not (yet) troubled by mass tourism.
Photography: Myself (:
“Destiny is not a matter of chance;
It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for,
It is a thing to be achieved.”
I took this photo during a trip to Pulau (island) Pangkor, Malaysia. Beautiful place. Reminded me a lot of my own country (Mauritius). Mostly visited by locals. Yet, the beaches are amazing and worth the trip.
We choose our own paths, where we want to be, what we want to do and with whom we want to share the moments. Might as well enjoy while it lasts…
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
Photography by me. The photo was taken in Mauritius, paradise island in the Indian Ocean.
Monkey Madness: Chips-eating monkeys! Wildlife disaster.
OMFG! This was my first reaction; not a very positive one though. While many people found it funny and thought of it as some clown in a circus, I was appalled. So you must be wondering where this is. The little thing lives on an island called Lake of the Pregnant Maiden, a few kms away from the well-known tourist spot, Langkawi, in Malaysia. The island, with its nice mountains and lake surrounded by mountains, is the home of those small individuals. I wouldn’t know the species and hence, for the sake of this post, we’ll name it, Monkey. So Monkey and his friends have similar tastes with us, humans. They LOVE chips and canned drinks! They even lick the salt out of the pack, kinda like kids do!
Chips are to Monkey, what cocaine is to drug addicts. As a matter of fact, while we were walking on the track, eating our Pringles, we were about to get mugged by this little fellow. Yes! Imagine telling your friends this story >.<
Monkey came running trying pretty hard to get hold of the Pringles and we ran, and ran, to save our souls.I bet he thought to himself “You stupid tourists, this is what you get for littering on my island.“ I fear the little ones have gotten used to our junk-food-ness! So, next time you’re there be careful as not to get your eye balls ripped of by Monkey and his gang because your predecessors were too dumb to respect a foreign, and formerly virgin environment and too retarded to walk a bit further and use the bin!
What you give, you get back!
The Big Buddha, in Phuket, is one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions. It size and location makes it one of the most important landmarks of Phuket. The statue is on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata. It is 45 metres high it is easily seen from afar.
Since it is located up a hill and the only access being a winding road, it is best to hire a car or motorbike (scooters being popular in Thailand) but first, it’s important to make sure you have your tanks filled with petrol. Although there are some restaurants along the way which sell petrol for 30-40 bahts, I’d suggest taking precautions because trust me, you don’t want to walk up that hill! Eventually, the view from up there is worthwhile!
I had a wonderful time in Thailand with my boyfriend and I shall post more about my travelling soon! Till then, enjoy (:
During my visits to The Frangipani Resort and Spa (Langkawi) I never missed the chance to enjoy a cold Frangipani signature tea made of Frangipani flowers. Very refreshing on a hot summer day at the beach.
I love the app “Get Friend Map” on Facebook. It connects you to all your friends from the point of origin (your own location) to everyone whose location is stated on their profile. It’s a nice reminder that there’s a lot more to explore and discover out there and a lot of people to see and hang out with! This is my friend map. Have you done yours? (: