More on those glorious days of relaxation and recreation when I have sorted out the photographs.
The trip to the UK was short but sweet and made me remember what I love about England most: the people. And Waterstones. And Topshop. And the sea. And ...
I have sorted through the pictures from Thailand and have created an extremely image-heavy post. All the pictures were taken with the new Canon EOS M, which is truly stunning.
The flight from Singapore to Bangkok was just over two hours if I remember correctly. We stayed in the beautiful Amari Watergate Hotel, which was smack bang in the middle of Bangkok. I somehow ended up staying in a twin room by myself. I can't truthfully say that I didn't do any bed-to-bed-jumping and dancing to this song on the first evening there (aka I did).
This was the fantastic view from the hotel room. It was even more spectacular by night, which is why I didn't take a picture.
Directly out side of the hotel. Stripes on the run while taxi driver stands idly by.
After we arrived we went to have a Thai Massage. It was quite intense (and by intense I mean rough), but I enjoyed it so much. Complimentary tea after having yourself yanked around for a while.
Our driver for the two days had some groovy looking bits in the car.
When I woke up to this (I like sleeping with any curtains open) my heart crept up into my throat and then lay down with me on the crispy sheets.
I will never get gel nails again (probably). As gorgeous as they were (really gorgeous and they lasted weeks), my nails are still in a state after having them taken off. Old faithful iPhone, and a load of chemicals and powders and liquids in fancy tubes and pots. The M.A.C. Plushglass lip-gloss is godly (Imagine if all Gods wore this lip gloss? Zeus and Krishna perhaps rocking out in the shades 'Ample Pink' and 'Oversexed'.).
Important Rule: Keep hydrated in the tropics.
We drove for about an hour and a half out of Bangkok to go to a 'floating market'. You hop on your ride and travel through river-ways past stands and beautiful surreal greenery. Photographs do not do it justice.
These are made of fresh coconut and sugar. Dee-vine.
This slightly suspicious coloured drink is actually sweet coconut water. If beer tasted like this thirteen-year-olds would become alcoholics after the first sip.
Aside from the crop this is SOOC. I love this shot.
Gentle reminder that we were in crazy Asia. Cute tea cosies.
Neutral colours with some interruptions and a shark everyone wanted to take a picture with, why though?
Bangkok bokeh. Taken whilst we were on a river-dinner-cruise. The food was amazing, the scenery even better.
Flashing Gangnam-style kids Tees.
Thai script is beautiful.
I have never in my life seen an animal this cute. And he felt SO soft. I was (am) in love.
Everything looks a tad cooler with less of our western alphabet.
Crispy white sheets, the last morning.
This groovy suitcase has accompanied me on my travels this summer. I love it unconditionally, especially because I always spotted in really quickly on the luggage belt.
The flight back to Singapore. I listened to the Alt-J album what felt like three times and I still can't get enough of it.
My final day in Singapore. I walked back from a near by mall to click a few snaps. Slightly regretfully I ended up soaking wet. My Dad lives in the tall condo in the middle of this picture.
One of the pools at Regent Heights. Yes 'one of them'. How ridiculous! What do you do if you live on a money-making, money-eating island? Create countless recreational opportunities!
On my final day I had matcha latte with my Dad and took an instax walking across Robinson road.
I had such a fantastic trip and I will remember it at least until I die.
The time I spent in Asia felt like a teaser. It barely scratched at the surface of all the things to see and discover on the other side of the globe. It made me realise that while at the moment life is full of uncertainty, doubt and hopeful anxiety, I am pretty sure I want to go and work in Asia for at least a few years after I finish my studies (still working on that one).