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Taking A Chalkboard Around The World
Taking A Chalkboard Around The World
A trip around the world has always been on my bucket list. I still can’t believe that Jeff and I finally did it. We’ve just returned home to our sunny island home of Phuket, Thailand and finally have a moment to look back on our amazing journey around the world.
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Before we started this trip, I knew that we wouldn’t have the space in our luggage for souvenirs as we were going to nearly 30 different countries. Even though we have been told we packed light, I can assure you that our bags were anything but light. This inspired me to think a little outside the box for souvenir ideas.
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My favorite part about traveling is looking back on my photos long after the trip. It is a great way to put you right back to where you were and bring back memories you had long forgotten about. I wanted to do something fun and different with my photos. So I thought, “Why not bring a chalkboard?” I decided to have a photo taken of myself  holding a chalkboard with the name of the country I was in. I wanted a way to visually see each country while having a reminder of myself in that place during that time. Even if I may have been up all night, had not showered in days or was only in a country for a few hours, I wanted to remember all of it.
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Now, 28 images later, I have a fun collection of pictures that for me, sums up our 159 day, 32,281 mile trip around the world!
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CANADA:
Even though Canada isn’t too far from my home county, it was still really exciting to go visit! Two days in Vancouver and I was in love! Canada is a great country and Vancouver is a beautiful city!
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ENGLAND:
Since we only had two rainy days in London, and as it was my first time to England I knew I wanted the cliché photo with a red phone booth!

 

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BELGIUM:
Brussels was a beautiful city and I was surprised at how modern of a city it was. We had one of our favorite meals of the entire trip in Brussels, an absolutely amazing beef stew. This photo was taken at the bus station before we boarded to Amsterdam.
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ISRAEL:
With so much history in Israel, I had a hard time deciding where would be best to take a photo here. While we were driving with a guide through the desert we went to this cliff where you could see a beautiful monastery in the hillside. I thought that this would be a great reflection of this historical importance of Israel.

 

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IRELAND:
Green! I knew I wanted this photo to be green, but I struck it rich when we just happened to get some sunshine since it was gloomy and raining during most of our stay. Ireland may have been our first stop, but it was also one of our favorites. Read our “Complete Guide to Ireland” for our best recommendations!
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MOROCCO:
Oh Morocco! We were here for just a few hours while stopping during a cruise we took early in the year. I had always imaged Morocco as a colorful place, however Casablanca was not what I imaged. This is at the Hassan II Mosque which is the 7th largest mosque in the world.

 

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AUSTRIA:
Innsbruck, Austria is a beautiful little ski town nestled in the mountains. We were lucky enough to stay with some wonderful friends here for 2 weeks!
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SPAIN:
We were lucky enough to be in Barcelona on my birthday in January! Once again, this was a quick stop during our cruise so I can’t wait to get back to explore more!
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CZECH REPUBLIC:
We met some great friends in Prague and had an amazing time exploring this beautiful old city. While Europe has some of the best beer in the world, I’d bet most of it can be found in Prague, and at a cheap price too!
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EGYPT:
Egypt just may have been my favorite place on this trip! Not only did I fulfill a childhood dream of visiting the pyramids, but we also got to spend great time with some new friends!
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HUNGARY:
Budapest is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe. It is a great city where history meets a modern twist. I would live here in a heartbeat! This was the first time we have used AirBNB and found ourselves in this old apartment complex trying to find which apartment was ours!

 

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:
Even though we spent most of our time in Dubai, we were still able to get out and see the beautiful desert! Jeff and I were both really impressed with Dubai and can’t wait to get back to explore more.

 

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ESTONIA:
Tallinn, Estonia is a quant little old city and has so much culture and lots to see. We were only here for one night but enjoyed walking around the old town watching the snow fall.
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FINLAND:
Finland is also on the top of my favorite places we’ve been to this year! Helsinki is a great design oriented town that is hip and embraces its rich history, although I had to take this photo while up in Lapland exploring the arctic circle and seeing snow fall for the first time in my life!
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ITALY:
We went to many places in Italy, but it was in Venice during Carnival that I wanted to take this photo. Carnival was such a unique and beautiful way to explore all that Venice has to offer.
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NORTHERN IRELAND:
While in Dublin, we decided why not take the 3 hour drive with some friends up to Northern Ireland to see the Giant’s Causeway and while we got there right after sunset we were able to catch some light for this photo!
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GERMANY:
Germany has always been on the top of my list of places to visit in Europe and this year it finally happened! Although we only had 2 days in Berlin, it was great to learn more about Germany’s vast history and how the city has transformed to a modern city with tons of artistic expression.
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HOLLAND:
I didn’t know if I should write Holland or The Netherlands but in the end it didn’t matter since we had such a great time in Amsterdam exploring the canals!

 

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PORTUGAL:
This photo is in Lisbon near the port while it was pouring rain. We had to be quick since the rain just kept washing the chalk off the board, but it made for a fun experience!
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TURKEY:
Although Istanbul has so much history and culture, it was this pop of color while walking around that caught my eye. I wanted to show a different side to such an old city.
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SWEDEN:
Since we spent an entire night at the airport in Stockholm we though it would be fun to take photos in the nearly abandoned airport at 2 in the morning.

 

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VATICAN:
The Vatican is such a beautiful place and it was very surreal to see all the paintings and murals in the museum, but it was here that meant the most to me. It really is amazing to stand here and thing about all the people that come here to see the pope.
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MALDIVES:
Holy blue ocean! The Maldives are such a beautiful place. There are 1,190 different islands so it is hard to pick just one. We stayed in Maafushi which is a local island, but as you can see we still had a resort like beach to spend our time.
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FRANCE:
Paris is a place that every girl longs to go to at least once in her life and I was no exception, I absolutely fell in love with Paris. We had an amazing 5 days here with a good friend who was kind enough to show us around this memorizing city. I can’t wait to get back and eat some more macaroons!

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SINGAPORE:
While it was not my first time in Singapore, it was great to be back and see how much this city has grown. Singapore is a beautiful city which great people and beautiful architecture.
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THAILAND:
Phuket will always be a second home to me and it is where we began and ended our around the world trip. Living here has really opened my eyes and taking this photo was really important. This photo was taken in a little lagoon in Koh Phi Phi Ley near where the majestic beach from the movie The Beach was filmed. You can see another hidden beach in the background that we could swim to. Taking a long tail boat out to this preserved island and spending the day snorkeling and soaking up the sun is my favorite thing to do in Thailand.
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MEXICO:
Growing up, my family always spent at least once if not twice a year in Mexico. This year I was fortunate enough to get the change to travel to a new place in Baja called Loreto. It is a great little fishing town located right on the Sea of Cortez.
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SRI LANKA:
Sri Lanka is a beautiful island nation located just southeast of India and visiting was a great treat for me. There are many elephants, beautiful landscapes and beaches. If you ever get the chance to visit this beautiful country, take it!
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Bio Photo Marina 150x150 My First Time: Taking a Cruise Marina Dominguez is the co-founder of Latitude 34 Travel Blog as well as a photographer and documentary film maker.

As a maturing women, Marina has dedicated her life to travel and new experiences. After working a 9-5 cubical lifestyle, Marina sold everything she owned, left her job and begun a new life with her boyfriend and travel companion, Jeff Johns. Together they relocated to Phuket, Thailand and founded Latitude 34 in which they seek to share their alternative lifestyle with the world. 

Marina is a Visual Journalism graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography where she studied photography, videography and ultimately caught the travel bug. Through creating several international documentaries, Marina realized there was more to the world than work and wanted something more. 

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So… let me just be honest, I could write the best article in the world explaining to you why you should travel, but realistically, you’re still not going to. Since I am a photographer and a visual learner, I thought it would be best to show you why you should travel. In all honesty, it doesn’t really matter where you go, it’s the fact that you’re getting out in the world. There are millions of places that you can visit and it doesn’t even have to be far from home.

 

Here are 20 images that I hope will inspire you to get out and see some of the beautiful world we live in!

 

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Berlin, Germany

 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

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Ben San, Vietnam

 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

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Bio Photo Marina 150x150 UPDATED: Taking A Chalkboard Around The World (PHOTOS)Marina Dominguez is the co-founder of Latitude 34 Travel Blog as well as a photographer and documentary film maker.

As a maturing women, Marina has dedicated her life to travel and new experiences. After working a 9-5 cubical lifestyle, Marina sold everything she owned, left her job and begun a new life with her best friend and travel companion, Jeff Johns. Together they relocated to Phuket, Thailand and founded Latitude 34 in which they seek to share their alternative lifestyle with the world.

Marina is a Visual Journalism graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography where she studied photography, videography and ultimately caught the travel bug. Through creating several international documentaries, Marina realized there was more to the world than work and wanted something more.

Sri Lanka

20 Images That Will Make You Plan A Trip To Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country I never really thought too much about, but now that I have been I cannot stop thinking about it! There was so much beauty we just had to share some of what this beautiful country has to offer! These 20 images will really make you plan your next vacation to Sri Lanka. There are gorgeous temples and lush countryside as well as breathtaking beaches and even elephants!

 

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Bio Photo Marina 150x150 UPDATED: Taking A Chalkboard Around The World (PHOTOS)Marina Dominguez is the co-founder of Latitude 34 Travel Blog as well as a photographer and documentary film maker.

As a maturing women, Marina has dedicated her life to travel and new experiences. After working a 9-5 cubical lifestyle, Marina sold everything she owned, left her job and begun a new life with her best friend and travel companion, Jeff Johns. Together they relocated to Phuket, Thailand and founded Latitude 34 in which they seek to share their alternative lifestyle with the world.

Marina is a Visual Journalism graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography where she studied photography, videography and ultimately caught the travel bug. Through creating several international documentaries, Marina realized there was more to the world than work and wanted something more.

Morocco

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Morocco 

 

Morocco has a certain mystique that not many other countries have. The name conjures up images of great mosques, winding hill side alleyways and colorful spice markets. While I had visited Morocco years ago, I was so consumed at a young age by the sounds and smells that I remember very little of the country beyond the huge impact it had on my senses.
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While on a recent cruise, Marina and I had the chance to stop and explore both Casablanca and Tangier, two wildly different coastal cities, both filled with the vibrance of a culture so different from our own.
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Morocco truly has it all, and while we still have so much of the country left to explore, here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit Morocco immediately. With so much color, contrast, sights and sounds, get those bags packed and head out for an adventure in Morocco, we can’t wait to hear about your experiences!

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Suomenlinna, Finland

Visit Finland, But Don’t Miss Suomenlinna (PHOTOS)

 

If you are lucky enough to visit Finland, you will undoubtedly leave a few days to explore Helsinki, which has endless museums, restaurants, beautiful neighborhoods, amazing design districts and the like, but just off the coast of Helsinki lays the cities most visited attraction, the sea fortress of Suomenlinna.

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Constructed in 1748 while under Swedish rule, the fortress was meant to stop the Russian expansion into Finland. Unfortunately, Finland would fall to Russia in 1808, however the island became part of the new Finland in 1917 following the Russian Revolution. The island itself still plays home to 900 local residents and many active Navy members as well as a few restaurants, a visitors center, hostel, art gallery and brewery.

Known for being a beautiful picnic spot during the summer, Suomenlinna offers a year round escape from Helsinki which seems worlds away while strolling through the quiet and picturesque historic walkways around the main island. Since the 1980’s Suomenlinna has been known as an upscale avant-garde community with many artists in residence, summer art camps for children and a popular summer theater, regularly sold out.

Interestingly enough, there is also a penile rehabilitation program on the island where prisoners who have pledged non violence are allowed to work in a volunteer program to get them back on their feet – who would have thought? I prison system built to help people?

The ferry leaves from Market Square in the middle of Helsinki for Suomenlinna regularly, up to four times and hour during the summer season and takes 15-20 minutes, a gorgeous ride we actually wished was a bit longer!

One of the most picturesque areas of Helsinki to be sure, a trip to the old sea fortress of Suomenlinna is a must whether you visit in the winter or summer months, and while we loved out winter stroll around the island, we cannot wait to get back to Finland and explore the island again during the summer.

Remember, this article is part of our “Finland Fridays” series to make sure to hashtag any questions or comments with #FinlandFridays34

 

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.H . jeffjohnsheadshotJeff Johns is the co-founder and editor of Latitude 34 Travel Blog. Through 65 countries on 6 continents he has accumulated a seemingly endless stream of odd information, interesting stories and helpful tips and tricks to better travel. Jeff’s goal is to visit all 204 countries on Earth before he is too senile to remember them all. A graduate of the Visual Journalism program at the Brooks Institute, his true passions lay in honest visual storytelling, documentary filmmaking, Thai food and a good laugh. Together with his girlfriend Marina, they run Latitude 34 Travel Blog as a source of helpful information for those who love to travel or those who simply dream of it. If you have a comment or suggestion, send them an email at hello@latitudethirtyfour.com and they’ll respond super fast!

Innsbruck, Austria

Why You Can’t Miss Innsbruck, Austria (PHOTOS)

 

Every young traveler dreams of not only visiting Europe at some point but also of finding the quintessential European city full of charm, history, character and heart. While most traveling chose to visit Paris, London or Rome if they get the chance to hop across the pond, there are many smaller cities worth a visit, which is why you can’t miss Innsbruck, Austria if you have the chance to visit.
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Innsbruck isn’t Austria’s largest or most commonly visited city yet offers those who visit some of the most authentic European experiences that can be found anywhere. Innsbruck offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding during the winter months, as well as sledding, which is ridiculously fun. Ever been to an igloo party on top of a mountain? Innsbruck offers a slick mountain top restaurant right above the city which hosts weekly DJ hosted parties in a gigantic igloo. There is nothing like standing by a fire with a glass of hot wine looking over the majestic city lights below.
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Europe is known for its cuisine and Innsbruck doesn’t disappoint with amazing authentic restaurants as well as many Asian, Mexican and delicious burger places. Walking around the amazingly picturesque downtown area will give you a great sense of history and the many bakeries, cheese and meat stores that line the alleys offer some of the best bites to eat during your day.

 

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While still a small city, Innsbruck played host to be the 1964 and 1976 winter Olympics and many of the sky slopes built are still in use today. If you visit Innsbruck during the winter months, you will be hard pressed to walk through town on a weekend morning and not see many of the locals loading up their cars and heading for the hills. Located in the Inn Valley, Innsbruck is literally surrounded by some of the most impressive mountains we have seen, and when covered in snow they provide one of the most breathtaking surroundings you could imagine, you will feel as though you are in a postcard.

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While Innsbruck might not be on your list of must see cities in Europe, it is located only an hour and a half train ride from Munich, Germany and can even be explored in a day trip. While we would spend at least 2-3 days in the city, much can be done in a day, such as visiting one of the many castles outside of the city, enjoying an amazing schnitzel lunch and walking the beautiful banks of the river that flows through the middle of town.

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Ask the locals for their recommendations, as there are endless hidden nooks and crannies around the city filled with uber authentic dining options. Innsbruck also offers some great nightlife options including dance clubs for the younger generation (or old people looking to be awesome) as well as an opera house for the older generation (or youngsters looking to be pretentious haha).
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Innsbruck offers plenty of hotel options, from high end to budget and the train system all throughout Europe is impeccably clean, efficient and easy to use. We took the train in from Rome and left via train to Venice for Carnivale.
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One of our favorite European cities by far, the air is clean, scenery drop dead gorgeous, people warm and options endless for an authentic and memorable European holiday.

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.H . jeffjohnsheadshotJeff Johns is the co-founder and editor of Latitude 34 Travel Blog. Through 65 countries on 6 continents he has accumulated a seemingly endless stream of odd information, interesting stories and helpful tips and tricks to better travel. Jeff’s goal is to visit all 204 countries on Earth before he is too senile to remember them all. A graduate of the Visual Journalism program at the Brooks Institute, his true passions lay in honest visual storytelling, documentary filmmaking, Thai food and a good laugh. Together with his girlfriend Marina, they run Latitude 34 Travel Blog as a source of helpful information for those who love to travel or those who simply dream of it. If you have a comment or suggestion, send them an email at hello@latitudethirtyfour.com and they’ll respond super fast!

Budapest
Why Budapest Might Just be the Most Enchanting City in Europe (30 PHOTOS)
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Budapest is quickly becoming one of the hottest cities in Europe. We’ll admit that visiting Budapest was not on the top of our list until almost every traveler and friend we talked to told us we couldn’t miss a visit.
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Eager to see what all the fuss was about, we booked a train from Prague to Budapest and were absolutely blown away by how beautiful, clean, friendly and enchanting Budapest was. The city offers some of the most magnificent castles in Europe, the cuisine to die for, parks to lounge in, a superb transit system, a hip night life and all for very cheap.
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It wasn’t on our list of cities to visit when we started this trip, but Budapest has quickly jumped to the top of our list of cities we must get back to.
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London, England

12 Photos of London That Will Make You Love Rain

Although we only had one wet, rainy day to explore London, we had a blast! London is such a beautiful city even when it is pouring rain. We love taking photos in the rain and London was the perfect city for this! If you ever have a chance to visit London make sure to check out as much as you can and bring an umbrella!

 

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Paris, France
How about a visit to the magical city of Paris, France!

19 Photos that will Make you Fall in Love with Paris

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Paris is one of those cities that everyone raves about and it is not until you see the city you can really understand. Jeff and I just spent 6 long and wonderful days exploring everything Paris has to offer. We were fortunately enough to stay with a good friend who has lived in Paris for the past year and in 6 days, showed us almost everything she had discovered. We walked through countless little streets, ate dozens of croissants and bakeries all over and drank coffee in tons of the endless cafes Paris has to offer and of course had our cameras in hand to capture it all!

 

While we are working on our “Latitude 34 Guide to Paris” we couldn’t help but share some of the beauty Paris has to offer in a photo gallery. Hope you enjoy!

 

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“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”
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Krabi Day Tour

Today was an exciting day. After spending a few weeks at home working on multiple projects, Jeff and I decided to take our new Irish friends up on an offer they found to go on a day tour of Krabi, a province north of Phuket, for free! Megan and Giles have lived in Phuket for 2 years and have become really good friends of ours. A few days ago, Megan found an offer to go on a day tour for free so that the travel company could take photos for a brochure. Last minute, work for Jeff and I cleared up enough so we could spare a day to go.

The adventure started at 7am, where we all meet in Chalong and jumped onto a minibus. After we picked up two Australian sisters we headed out on the 45-minute drive to our first stop; The Golden Cave Temple which is famous for the hundreds of monkeys that live there. Let me just start by saying I’ve never seen so many monkeys in my life. It looked like a scene from the movie Congo. At first I was pretty nervous. The monkeys just crawl all over you in hopes of finding food. They’re so used to being fed by tourist that they aren’t shy and will come and search your pockets for anything they can nibble on.

20130520_tour_0058Soon we were whisked back into the minibus for our next stop,Than Bok Koranee National Park. It was great to see the jungle and a different side to Thailand, something different than just perfect blue beaches. After a short walk through the lush jungle by the stream we found ourselves at a small pool of water with little waterfalls all around. The photographer that was on the tour with us to shoot for the brochure had Jeff and I pose on a tree branch by the water. Jeff had way too much fun in front of the camera, trying to point to everything he could and look overly excited for the brochure. (I can’t wait to see how ridiculous we look in print)

The next stop was about an hour away where we stopped for lunch. There was a little lake and hundreds of giant koi fish jumping out of the water in hopes of getting any scraps of food. We had a great little buffet of Thai rice and curries. After lunch, we drove just five minutes down the road to the elephants! Luckily our stomachs had settled our food enough to jump on the back of an elephant and take a short trek along side a little river. Now, elephant treks look really fun and its truly amazing to be so close to these beautiful creatures, but in all honestly, it’s not that fun. The little benches they have strapped on the backs of the elephants looks really painful. One of the elephants in our group was bleeding from the tight straps holding on the chairs. I felt really bad and it was hard to watch the trainers poke and try to get these massive creatures to go and do what they wanted. It was also pretty scary, with every step we swayed and it felt as though we could fall off at any second. The photographer was running around in front of us trying to get good photos, but I bet that I looked terrified the entire time. They put Jeff and I on the one male elephant with huge tusks so they wanted a good photo of us. There are ongoing investigations into the numerous elephant trek companies in Thailand, many of which are suspected of cruelty towards the animals so it is important to find a good one with people who genuinely care for these creatures but many times it is hard to tell.

20130520_tour_0167After the trek, we got to feed the elephants bananas and get close to them. This was the best part. I felt like we could interact with them without hurting them. The photographer wanted a photo of the male elephant laying down and me and one of the Australian sisters sitting and laying with him. This was pretty cool. Even though I would rather be taking the photos than be in them, it was nice to lay next to the big guy.

Soon after we found ourselves at the Tiger Temple. The whole day we all thought there would actually be tigers, but to our surprise we found a hidden cave filled with monks and nuns and only stories of real tigers. The cave was beautiful and one of the most interesting temples in Thailand. Here we were blessed by a monk and learned of the nuns and the history of the temple. We were each given a small hand braided bracelet after being blessed that we were told to wear until it falls off.

_MG_4019Once again we were quickly back in the minibus and off for the next stop. After an hours drive  we found ourselves at a beautiful resort where we changed into our swimsuits and prepared ourselves for a fish massage. Some people love this and a lot of people are apprehensive. As someone who is extremely ticklish it was hard to put my feet into a tank of water full of little fish that eat the dead skin off your toes. It tickled so much! Shortly after our tour guide showed us a few different pools that were hot springs. For some reason the photographer kept wanting photos of Jeff and I and our friends Megan and Giles. I really didn’t want photos in my bathing suit, but the photographer was set on “sexy photos” in the hot springs. The water was scorching hot, over 109 degrees, and it was really hard to get in all the way. They had Jeff and I pose and kiss in the water. So uncomfortable! I don’t think I ever want to see the photos. After the most awkward photo shoot of all time we all went into the main swimming pool to cool off. It was great to have some free time and get to know everyone on the tour. After a quick shower we were off to our final stop… The White Temple of Krabi Town.

20130520_tour_0200The White Temple is a royal temple, which means it was built by the King. It was here that Jeff met a monk outside that, after working at the airport for 30 years, went blind and came back to the temple to live out his days as monk. After only a few minutes at the temple we jumped back into the minibus and started the 3 hour drive back to Phuket.

This whole day was amazing. We love living in Phuket, but it is extremely oversaturated with tourism. Leaving Phuket to see a part of Thai culture was just what we needed. Thailand has so much rich culture and natural beauty. I’m thankful we have a few years here to experience as much of it as we can.

Marina

**Additional photos provided curtesy of ภูมิพัฒน์ กิจบรรทัด

 

Marina Dominguez Latitude 34Marina is the co-founder of Latitude 34 – Travel Blog as well as a photographer and documentary film maker. 

As a maturing women, Marina has dedicated her life to travel and new experiences. After working a 9-5 cubical lifestyle, Marina sold everything she owned, left her job and begun a new life with her boyfriend and travel companion, Jeff Johns. Together they relocated to Phuket, Thailand and founded Latitude 34 in which they seek to share their alternative lifestyle with the world. 

Marina is a Visual Journalism graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography where she studied photography, videography and ultimately caught the travel bug. Through creating several international documentaries, Marina realized there was more to the world than work and wanted something more.

 

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