Thailand | 2014
Thailand truly lives up to its reputation as a jewel in untamed exotic Southeast Asia. With the excitement of not knowing if I was truly safe walking down the street in Old Phuket Town, eating street food amongst ladyboys on Bangla Street, and haggling with old ladies in street shops, I survived with some great memories. After leaving Phuket I hopped over to Koh Phi Phi for a few nights of relaxation. No wonder they made a movie about it. It was the most beautiful beach I have ever seen.
I know what some of you may be thinking...How can you endorse caging up huge wild cats and putting them into a drug induced coma for the sake of tourism? And while I don't necessarily agree with this practice, as a visitor in someone else's country I try to keep an open mind. My only hope is that the money I spent to be in the presence of such an awesome creature is used towards its preservation rather than being poached in the wild.