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THAILAND IS MORE THAN PHUKET

Hello ūüôā

My name is Kan, and I was originally born and raised in in the northern part of Thailand. Every time that I ask my foreigner friends that have you ever been to Thailand. The answer that I always get is “yes I have been to Phuket”, which is the main destination that located in southern part of Thailand.

“As a northern, it is my duty to tell you why my hometown is worth to visit by showing you 3 ¬†awesome places “

1. Chiang Rai

 

 

Chiang Rai is the most northern province in Thailand. There is a one famous landmark call “Golden triangle” which is the place that three countries including Thai, Myanmar and Laos sharing the borders. As a northern and traveller, I would¬†suggest that Chiang Rai is one of the best place to set as a base to explore around the region.

 

2. Chiang Mai

 

 

Chiang Mai is very trendy province for Thai tourists because it has a very beautiful landscape and the hill tribe. Moreover, there is the most famous landmark in the heart of the city, called Pra-Tu-Tar-Pare or the ancient wall. And it is surrounded by many historically rich Buddhist temples. I would recommend you to visit this province, since it is not only culturally rich city, but also full of facilities as same as Bangkok the capital city.

3. Mae Hong son

 

 

Mae Hong Sorn is one of very trendy province right now. It is the small province located in the middle of the mountain. It is where you can find the fresh air, peaceful, and nice local people. Moreover, some people claim that this place is the Switzerland in Thailand.

 

Finally,

please let me know what do you think about these places by leaving the comment below.

THANK YOU

 

 

THE UK IN MY PERSPECTIVE

HELLO ūüôā

     My name is Kan. I was originally born and raised in Thailand. This is my first time living in the UK, and I will tell what I can see from this country through my perspective.

1.British love to drink

 

In the UK, there is a pub every single corner, even though in the University. Comparing to Thailand, it is very different because Thais drink only for the celebration, and the pub is slightly hard to find.

2. British love Chip

 

In my perspective as a Thai people, Chip is similar to rice for Asian or Thais. I learned this idea from the restaurant that I work, and  the customers usually order Chip to eat with Thai main dish, although, I suggest them that Thai food go along very well with steam rice.

3. British love Sun light

 

When I was in Thailand, I was wondering why British tourists love to stay outdoor in middle of day that have very strong sun light. At that time, there is a couple question pop up in my head,

Don’t you afraid to have skin caner?¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Don’t you afraid to get burn?

Honestly, when I first come here at the October, all of my questions about why British love the sun light have been solved.

Finally,

please let me know that you have a good time reading this or not by leaving the comment below.

THANK YOU

 

 

 

An American in Amsterdam

The Dam Square

This very scenic spot is only a 5 minute walk from the Central Station. The square is packed with tourists and locals relaxing or traveling to their next destination.  From the Dam Square almost all the tourist attractions are within walking distance including the Red Light District, various shopping/restaurant and entertainment, and multiple museums.

 

 The Ice Bar

One attraction we were interested in experiencing is the Ice Bar of Amsterdam. For only 25 Euros, 3 drinks and 40 minutes in the bar are included. Trust me… 20 minutes is plenty of time to chug your drinks and head out into the ‘warmth’. Drinking from ice cups, sitting on ice, and in -10 degrees was ¬†definitely worth the temporary frost bite.

De 9 Straatjes

The nine streets of Amsterdam are the small allies and walkways created by the water that runs through the city. These streets contain several museums, clothing stores, coffee shops and most importantly…the famous Red Light District. Below¬†is a photo of an authentic Dutch beer with a sneak of the district in the background. The culture and different lifestyles in the city is outstanding and very eye opening to the tourists. Overall it was an incredible day trip!

Let me know your experiences and suggestions below!

Spain in One Day!

Between a hectic¬†schedule, assignment due dates, and being on a students’ budget…traveling¬†is nearly impossible. Luckily I have put my time studying in England to good use and have managed to visit many countries without breaking the bank. One of the most memorable places I have been to was Barcelona, Spain.

Cathedral of Barcelona

We woke up in the morning and walked out to this beautiful church. This is in the middle of the city across from the Gothic Quarter and markets filled with the Spanish culture surround the area of the church. Everything from this church was accessible via foot or metro. We had the perfect Airbnb location!

Sagrada Familia Basilica

One site that was considered a ‘must see’ was the Sagrada Familia. I have never been a fan of museums or tours, but prefer to see as many places as possible while experiencing the culture of the destination. However, this is a place I would love to go on a tour of in the near future. I¬†couldn’t capture how large this church was in a photo, but simply seeing the size was breathtaking.

Santa Maria de Montserrat

Santa Maria de Montserrat was almost an entire day worth of beautiful views. A cable car was taken to the top of the mountain where a variety of hikes were taken, a informative museum was found, and several monuments were on display. The photo above was the main reason for visiting the Montserrat and upon arrival the monument had a 7 foot tall fence surrounding it with a police officer keeping watch. With a lot of dedication, a little creativity and a ton of speed the photo was able to happen behind the officers back. Below are a few pictures taken at the Montserrat as well.

Let me know your experiences and suggestions below!

Berlin – A Winter Excursion

People tend to travel even between their heavy schedules. But, they prefer short distances and economically saving trips. Berlin is undoubtedly a good option for a winter excursion for its many attractions and places to visit. Walking through the massive skyscrapers to the memorial attractions that are part of the city’s history.

Visit Berlin is the most accurate tour guide that someone can use to plan a successful trip in the city.

Vising the Parliament is a fascinating experience, especially about the laws that are existing before and after you enter it.

Reichstag Building – Parliament of Berlin

Before facing the Brandenburg Gate, you will see the famous Platz des 18. Marz, a large square. One of the most unique monuments, internationally known as the symbol of Berlin among the Wall.

“Platz vor dem Brandenburger Tor” – Square in front of Brandenburg Gate

 

The Brandenburg Gate

The Berlin Wall is the ultimate historical sightseeing after its demolition.

The Berlin Wall

The Dark restaurant (Unsicht-Bar) was the most extraordinary experience that I ever had. Being into the position of a total blind person who tries to enjoy a wonderfully made meal.

Unsicht-Bar Berlin – Dark Restaurant Berlin

The Berlin Cathedral, it is worthy to be visit due to its monumental architecture.

Berliner Dom – Berlin Cathedral Church

Another sightseeing that its worthy to be visit, the Berlin Cathedral, which it has a monumental architecture.

Olympiastadion Berlin

The Olympiastadion  has a long history as a venue during the Olympic Games, but also nowadays it is used for famous artists’ concerts and also as a museum.

Olympiastadion Berlin

Berliners are daily using bicycles and the Underground services to travel within the city, eco-friendly lovers.

Kurfurstendamm Underground services

A museum that has a multi-culture heritage in it, different historical elements from all around the world.

Exterior of Pergamon Museum

Once in a lifetime experience: Volunteering with AIESEC

Have you ever joined a programme that finally changed your whole life?

Or have your ever felt the overjoyed feeling after sharing plenty of your time with other people?

I have.

Two years ago, in winter 2015, I was given an opportunity to join a volunteer program with AIESEC Kocaeli, Turkey. Maybe some of you have ever heard about AIESEC. It is an international youth organisation that helps us to develop our potential skills by joining their programmes. In the project called ” Break Up the Barriers 2015″, I became one of the volunteers in the rehabilitation centres to ‘teach’ and share with the ‘disabled’ children there, together with the other 15 international participants from 8 different countries.

There are many unforgettable experiences that I gained from the programme, such as:

1. The kids taught us how to be more grateful

2. To open our mind and heart to see things from different point of views

3. Small things we did may give huge impacts to others

4.  Cultural sharing session

5. Had an opportunity to explore new country

6. Had an amazing host family

7. Tried local dishes

In the end of the programme, I realised how this 6-week volunteer programme had given me countless sweet moments that I always wanted to remember.

“It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of memories.” – Bonnie Blair

Do you have any exchange experiences that you want to share? Please drop your comment below!

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