Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

This week’s photo challenge is ‘on the move’.  I chose a few images for my version. Enjoy 🙂

 

Road tripping in Hualien

Road tripping in Hualien

 

 

 

Kaohsiung at night

Kaohsiung at night

 

Bangkok

Bangkok Traffic

 

Cars on the mountain pass, Taroko Gorge

 

Taxi, Johannesburg

Taxi, Johannesburg

 

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Thailand – Letting me Be

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We took a flight from Bangkok to Koh Chang (Trat) Airport.

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Yes, this is the shuttle.

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The ferry took us to the island of Koh Chang. It was dusk – the best and most beautiful time of day. It’s when the magic starts to happen, for sure. . .

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I had never been to a beach that included these awesome recliners. It’s a tad touristy, but there’s good reason to be a tourist – you get to chill on the chairs pictured above – no complaints.

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The sunset wasn’t bad either. Actually, the sunsets have varying degrees of stunning.

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This is what I call DUSK. The sun hiding away, slowly. . .

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Then came night. Dinner was on a white sand beach, trippy lights included.

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Steak salad was just one of the meals of choice. The courses included pineapple and shrimp salad, coconut soup, and other such exotic feasts.  As I am not the best at food photography, only one image will have to suffice.

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Back to the airport (sitting area pictured above). After days spent at the beach, as well as enticing markets, we had to head back. I didn’t capture any market moments, but if you like fairly priced products such as owl bags, things with elephants, comfortable and relaxed clothing, Buddha sculptures, etc, then go to a market. Even if it’s just once.

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I don’t use this bag often, but I love the quirkiness of the design.

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I didn’t get many good shots of Koh San Road, but I quite liked the tree lights; we sat underneath these at a ‘roadside cafe’. I don’t think I could explain Koh San Road – I was there for only a few hours. What I can say is that the general area is utter madness – a balanced madness. Good and bad – if that makes sense.

I wanted to focus on all of the favorable aspects of my experience in Thailand, because there is enough bad news out there. To be honest, I am actually quite tired of it. Not every aspect of Thailand was ideal. . . but I chose to share the positive part of my experience this time around. The best thing about Thailand was the permission to ‘be’.

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The soundtrack for this experience: