It’s a big privilege to have friends like Sia. She was born into an indigenous hill tribe in northern Thailand, and yesterday she was in my home sharing her story with my friends. We met in 2016 in Thailand and from the moment i met her she threw me on the back of her moto, found me a place to live, invited me to soccer practice, and introduced me to her family. Against every odd you can possibly imagine, she works hands-on with victims of domestic violence and abuse in a culture where it’s the norm, and is doing incredible preventative work as well. She grew up in a children’s home, but has traveled the world and has a degree in social work. She trusts Jesus with every single step forward and every single provision. She has the wisdom and sass and strength and tenderness that is very reflective of Gods own heart. My heart feels so full when my little pieces of home + mission + story all get to intersect, and its a really big honor to get to connect a few dots on this not-so-big earth. Jesus is fancy. That’s all.
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Unique elephant head boats, commissioned by artist K. Phichai Khathancharoen, paddled by elite Thai Navy sailors🚣♀️ The Elephant Boat Race & River Festival is a blend of culture, beauty, history and power. We can’t wait to launch these boats on the Chao Phraya.
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🗓 15 - 17th March 2019
📍 Next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
K R A B I 🥥🌴 T H A I L A N D
is, in fact, a small peninsula which counts four beaches. Now on every savvy traveller's list, Railay is nevertheless one of Thailand's most sought-after beach areas.
Just south of Ao Nang Beach, around a rocky headland and accessible only by boat, Railay presents a tranquil and extraordinary world. In just one small peninsula you'll find gorgeous white sand beaches, soaring limestone cliffs, viewpoints, caves and a lagoon hidden inside the cliffs, shaped and fed by the changing tides. All within walking distance!
At Railay there are no roads; only footpaths. No buses, no cars, just longtail boats. Although it's actually connected to the mainland, the spectacular Phra Nang Peninsular is effectively cut off from the rest of Krabi by limestone headlands and steep jungle valleys; the only access is by sea. The very picture of tropical paradise, with no roads and no hassle, Railay offers lazy days, adventure forays and chilled-out evenings. -Tag your travelpartner below👇
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Would you go here?🌊
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Sharing is cariiiinnggg, right? 😜😻🐘 Just picked the five ladies I’ll be sharing big boxes of my clothes with, and wanted to say thanks everyone who entered, I read and checked everyone’s entry, and hope to get to more of you in the next round!
Names are tagged on the picture but wanted to share: One of the girls will be going to volunteer with a veterinary program for elephant rescues in Chiang Rai (like the one here), one is going to allllll the IG worthy places, another created a medical charity she’ll be taking to Mozambique, then we’ve got our generous Army soldier getting some extra stuff for a friend in need, and finally, an aspiring blogger! 💖💖💖 .
Each girl will get 10 clothing items, and in a couple months, will pass them on to 5 more people! ...the rest of my 100+ items of clothing are all going to local women’s shelters and benefits like Dress for Success.
Some people suggested giving the clothes out in the countries I go to, and I thought I mentioned this but that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 2.5 years I’ve been living out of a suitcase! Every couple places, climate changes, or if I meet someone in need, I leave half my stuff and pick up new stuff on the way or wait for clothing sponsorships. I’d highly encourage anyone traveling with a lot of clothes to do the same!
PS because I can’t NOT point this out....look at the epically bad trunk placement of the elephant behind the one that’s hugging me 🙈😂
Anyway! Going to get a blog post out today on how to choose an ethical Elephant sanctuary today, and update my sustainable travel tips to include clothing usage! Hope you’ll enjoy!