Kanchanaburi – River Kwai

Last weekend I visited the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi for a couple of days. Since we live in the capital, traveling to anywhere in Thailand is easy, so we took the bus. However, the bus ride was horrible, it felt like you were in a roller coaster with all the holes in the road. Finally, after a 3+ hours drive, we arrived in Kanchanaburi. When we got to our hotel, we found out that we had an amazing view over the River Kwai. It was so beautiful.

The next day we had a cultural-historical day. First we visited a war museum in Kanchanaburi, which showed us everything from WWII in Kanchanaburi. Apparently, lot of military from the allies were held captured by the Japanese in order to create a train track from Thailand to Birma. The allies made a bridge in Kanchanaburi, which is currently world famous. After the museum, we visited the cemetery and the bridge. When we walked over the bridge, a train came and showed us that it was still in use. Furthermore, when on the other side of the bridge, there was this place which was traditionally Chinese, with all the buildings and colours. It was super beautiful.

Since this week was a festival week about the history in Kanchanaburi, there was this big market with lots of different food, for example cockroaches, chestnuts and more. Besides that, a musical was played every night of the week. We visited the musical since it had subtitles and people really recommended it to us. Normally, I am not a fan of musicals, but I did like this one. It really showed us the story from the war and they even had fireworks used as bombs. It was spectecular and I would go again.

On our last day in Kanchanaburi, we went to the Erawan National Park. The park is about 30square km so we decided to just go to a waterfall in the park. The waterfall had different layours and when you walked more towards the start of the waterfall, the falls became more beautiful. You could swim in the water, but I did not dare to. There were huge fish in the water and FYI I am scared of fish. Also, when a friend went into the water, she told me that the fish were just onto her entire body. AWFUL.

The next day, we had to go back to Bangkok. Our planning was to chill at the swimming pool until 5 or something, but the weather did not feel like it, so we went home earlier. But then there was the horrible bus ride again…

 

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!