My first fotoshoot!

Some of you may know that a couple weeks ago, when I was still in Bali, I had my first fotoshoot ever.

The fotoshoot I did, was for the spa/ resortwear brand called Goldust Bali. It is located in Canggu, which is the place to be for the beach, healthy hotspots and more. When I arrived at the location of the shoot, I was amazed by how beautiful it was. It was a huge villa in the centre of Canggu, originally from the creator of Goldust Bali. The villa had this amazing half outside kitchen and living room. It made you feel like if you were outside in the nature all of the time. Furthermore, It had palmtrees, bamboo, a swimming pool and even an outside bathroom (with bubblebath!!).

Of course, when I arrived at the villa, I was super nervous, since I had never done a shoot before in my life. I did not know what to expect. There were a couple of clothing racks with lots of dresses. Luckily, the team was super chill and comforting. The shoot was so much fun, and I wish I could do it again.

But for what did I shoot, spa, clothing? Well basically, Goldust Bali offers both. Currently, you can still find them in their ‘old’ building. However, sooner or later you will find them at the exact villa where I did the shoot. They will rebuild the villa into a Spa (how amazing right?!). Goldust Bali offers a wide range of spa treatments, from massages, to facials to beauty treatments. They even offer a 24k gold facial (IKR!).

Anyway, beside the spa, the company also sells beautiful resort wear. The clothing is super light, perfectly created and really beautiful. Even though some of the dresses are maxi dresses, you can still wear them in the Bali heat of 30+ degrees.

I am really looking forward to doing this again!

Exploring Bangkok

I know, I know, I haven’t written anything about my trip to the city centre of Bangkok last week, but here it finally is!

So last weekend we went for the first time to the city centre of my new hometown, Bangkok. We visited a local market (of which I don’t have any pictures). The market basically sold everything, from jewellery, to makeup to clothing, to shoes, to suitcases. You name it, and they had it. However, if you went there with a specific purpose, you might had to look for a couple of hours. The place was massive. I think there were more than 5k stores and even more people. You could not even walk without touching someone else. Whenever you wanted to check out a store, you could expect to lose the person you’re with.¬†After the market, we visited China Town, which also had lots of markets.

Yesterday, I visited Bangkok again. First going to Lumpinee Park, which is a beautiful park in the centre of the city. The park had this beautiful lake in the middle, on which you could hire pedal boats. Moreover, I saw a massive wild iguana for the first time in my life.

After the park, we walked around through the city, visited some skyscrapers to see the view, and went home by skytrain and bus.

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Dress: Goldust Bali

Watch; My Jewellery

Flipflops:  Havaianas

Thailand!

As some of you may know, I have been for about a week now in Bangkok, Thailand.

The flight from Bali to Thailand was amazing, I got 2 meals and had 3 chairs for myself, so I could just lay down and sleep. When arriving, I did not know what was happening, as I was used to the latin alphabet from Bali. The entire language and writing was totally different from what I was used to and expected to be in the country.

I had heard from other students, that arrived already before me, that traffic could be insane. I mean, the traffic on Bali was already insane, but after a few days in Bangkok, I get what they meant. Some of the students were in a traffic jam for 8 km from the airport to the apartments, for 2 hours. So when I heard that, I could only pray that we would not get into a traffic jam, since the airport I was arriving on, was further away. This time we were lucky.

On our first day of uni, we were introduced to a massive university, PIM. Our uni basically has 5 buildings, all with 3 floors and one with 16 (I guess) floors. The uni even has a swimming pool, a gym and a tennis court!!

Sounds amazing right? Well the sad thing is that I have a lot of school hours the upcoming weeks. So you won’t find me there a lot.

Anyway, before we got a tour through the campus, we were introduced to the Thai culture by Thai language class and Thai dance class. The Thai language is quite hard for me, but it is useful to know some words, because a lot of Thai do not (or barely) speak English. After the Thai language class, we had to choose whether we wanted to drum or dance. I choose the traditional dancing, which was still pretty hard, but once you got used to it, it was fine. In the end, we had to dance on the drum music of the drum group.

The next couple of days basically excisted of going to uni, studying, sporting and sleeping. This was due to the long days we had. However, today we had a fieldtrip to Ayutthaya, which was the capital of Thailand before it came into a war. After the war, the city was destroyed and the country had to assign another city as capital, which is now Bangkok. We visited some ruin temples, a big laying Buddha, of which I cannot publish a picture since it cannot go out of the country for bad spirits, and a royal palace. In most of these places, you had to were a sarong, in others you did not. Whenever it was not necessary, I was so glad, since it was way too hot this day.

Tomorrow I am going to the city centre of Bangkok to explore the city I live in. I am really excited and I know for sure that fun things are coming up!

Natures beauty

On my semi-last day in Bali, we went to the Kanto Lampo, a beautiful waterfall in the middle of the island. Because the waterfall had different layers stone, you could actually stand and sit in the middle of the waterfall, what created lots of beautiful pictures.

The waterfall was rather hard to find, but when we got there, it was worth it. There was even this man that wanted to be our photographer, and of course he could.

After we climbed on the Kanto Lampo, there was another waterfall if you walked a little further through the river. This waterfall looked totally different and you could not sit/stand in it. However, there was this lian close to the waterfall and I really really wanted to sit on it. The only thing was, how do I get up there? After standing on the shoulders of a friend of mine, and trying some other things, he was able to pull the lian a little down, so i could hold it and climb on it. It was amazing, and it is incredible how strong those things are.

After the waterfall, we went to a Buddha to Buddha store closeby, and we had dinner in Da Mare, which was so beautiful and really good !!