A Month in Phuket, Thailand 🇹🇭
"You have a life to live, don't let worries pull you down."
Coming and Going
A month has came and went by fast. I've done so much in this month. Not just training, but challenging myself, learning new things, and getting out of my comfort zone (slowly). This month's victories were:
🛵Finally renting and driving a scooter, even if it was only for three days.
🥊Fighting at BBQ Beatdown with little prep.
⛩️Visited some temples and shrines
🏖️ Checkin' out Karon Beach!
🥋Haven't given up
As silly as the last one sounds, it is true. It took me a while to realize I was on my own adventure now. Making my own decisions and being responsible for putting action behind this plan. So, I started free lancing and opened up donations. My goal of one video a week has been manageable. Also, I'm trying to improve my social media presence by posting more often. Balancing my schedule has also taught me a lot about myself.
Part of me is really lazy and likes to sleep.
Part of me is really motivated and has lots of ideas.
One part pops up more than the other... 😴
Thailand ~ ประเทศไทย
Thailand has been a beautiful experience. It's cheap to live here, there is a lot to do, and there are a lot of opportunities. For me, the reason I'm here is to gain some sort of fight experience and potentially learn another language.
Culture and Temples
Buddhism is everywhere in Thailand, along with local beliefs and deities. From little shrines in the back of people's homes or restaurants to big golden temples in city squares. For many, these beliefs go hand in hand with their daily life.
Speaking of daily life, it is definitely different than the kind of life I had in Minnesota. The day really doesn't start until 9-10 am as that is when restaurants and shops begin opening up. Plus, service at restaurants is more laid back and slower. Shops are usually run by one or two people. (Besides the big malls and such) But Thailand really thrives on the night life, even beyond tourism. Night Markets, Events, Festivals all usually take place in the afternoon or evening. With such an active night life, it makes sense as to why everything opens up so late in the morning.
Karon beach is the first beach that I've visited in Thailand. I think I was lucky, because it is a pretty relaxing beach that has a lot of room for people. Even at the peak hours of people, the beach is big enough that you can always find your own spot. It was clean, and had plenty nearby to eat, drink or buy. The only problem is that there were not any bathrooms close to the beach, so you'd have to walk to one of the nearby restaurants.
Which brings me to the food. I haven't tried everything yet. There are many street foods that I want to try before getting a full idea of what Thailand's cuisine is like. So far, the food has been simple but delicious. If you really want to challenge yourself, try out "a little bit" of spicy in your food just to see what Thai's consider a little spicy. Food is cheap if you know where to look. That being said, the more expensive places have definitely been worth the price.
There is also a wide variety of food to choose from. Not even getting into the Chinese/Japanese influences, where some restaurants will combine Thai style cuisine with that of their neighbors. All very good and I hope to share more food discoveries with you all!
Keeping the Journey Going...
I'd like to say thanks again to all those involved in my journey. Thanks to those who helped me get here, and thanks to those who I've met while on the journey. Without them I wouldn't have found some of these great restaurants! If you enjoy the journey then share it with others, comment or message me, and donate if you can. Any little bit of motivation helps me keep making content.
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