This Picture is from Pattaya Thailand, A beach town south of Bangkok. I spent New Years Eve with international friends of mine, as we lighted countless amounts of lamps and let them float to the sky. One of the most beautiful sights I have ever took part in, looking down the beach for miles watching lamps float into the distance and fireworks exploding everywhere!
I know what you're thinking... NO, I didn't take a selfie with a monk. It's hard to tell, but he is actually made out of wax! After meeting some Thai friends at school, I was brought to one of the local museums and was lucky enough to learn some very interesting history and culture about Thailand.
Is culture shock real? YES. I thought Hawaii was a big culture shock two years ago when I came for school. Thailand is a whole different world! I do think Hawaii prepared me better for this experience, as it allowed me to meet people of other cultures and adapt to different lifestyles.
I was looking for something totally different and I for surely got it coming to Thailand. I realize I am still in the honeymoon phase here but this experience has already been well worth it for me.
Until next time!