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!

Jungle vibes

The last couple of days have been very busy for me, a friend of mine is visiting me in Bali, which is amazing. She arrived on Thursday early morning. On her first day here, I showed her Canggu beach and tried to teach her how to surf. However, I found it pretty hard this time too, due to the fact that I couldn’t stand in the water and I did not have the arm power to catch waves that well.

On the second day, we visited the Tanah Lot temple. I really loved the temple, since is was surrounded by the sea. Unfortunately, we could not get into the temple. Some say it is because there are snakes inside of it. But who knows.

The next day, we planned going to Jungle Fish, which is a beach club without beach, in the middle of the jungle. Right, of course with an infinity pool looking over the jungle. On my surprise, it was quite calm and relax over there, I expected that there would be a lot of people. Thankfully, this wasn’t the truth. This day we just chilled in the middle of the jungle. How cool is that?

About today, I went rafting in Ubud. Normally, I would not really go rafting, because I would get afraid way too fast. However, it was not scary at all. It was fun and we could see a lot of the beautiful nature of Bali.

On Friday I am going to visit the Gili Islands, and I am sooo excited!!

 

Wondering what Jungle Fish really looks like? See the pictures below:

Finns Beach Club

Today we went to our second beach club, named Finns. The sun was shining, it was 30 degrees and we were on the beach. How great is life?

Finns Beach Club is located in Canggu and has just like Potato Head an infinity pool. It was so beautiful. We had a double bed between the beach and the infinity pool. We could see the surfers catching waves, while the vacationers were enjoying a drink in the water.  Furthermore, the music was so relaxing. In this place, I had my first real coconut, with the water and everything. I have to admit, it is not really my thing.

After we went to Finns Beach Club, we had dinner in a place close to Finns, named Panama. The building looked like a basic Santorini house, while the back yard looked like the typical American back yard. They had this round pool with the striped beach chairs.

After dinner I went (for the first time) with the scooter taxi. I was scared at first, but I am glad I did it. I saw so much from the island.

Tomorrow I am going to 2 small islands underneath Bali, called Nusa Lembogang and Nusa Peridan (I think). And it has this great blue water.  I am so excited to stay there for the weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?