Last Friday, we had a friendly meet-up between @jinksmcgrath , an international jewellery expert from the UK and local jewellery artisans from five different workshops. Not only did they share about different techniques in jewellery making but also they had a lively discussion on topics around changes in local design trend over the last decades, different tastes between local and international markets and the challenges that today goldsmiths face in passing their skills and knowledge to the younger generations.
Pala-U waterfalls is about 60km west of Hua Hin, towards the mountain ridge that forms a natural border with Burma. This popular waterfall has 16 levels, water flows throughout the year. The multi-tiered waterfall is spectacular, especially in the rainy season. It is set in unspoilt rainforest that's teeming with birds, butterflies and all kinds of other wildlife. The third level offers a refreshing swimming hole after the short jungle trek.
I am a born skeptic.
I rarely trust anyone upfront.
And almost never trust men and their intentions.
But person by person, Myanmar is truly changing the way I see and understand human interaction.
These are some of the kindest, sweetest humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of interacting with.
It’s just another reminder of how big the world outside my own limited world view is and how badly I need to intentionally work to change it.
I haven't actually ridden in a rickshaw yet although they are a common form of transportation in Yangon, Myanmar.
This one was installed as a piece of street art but there are many more on the streets with the cars, trucks, and buses.
I'm so grateful I have options for transportation and ways to get around without owning a car.
Transportation is something I used to take for granted but when I travel I notice how efficient it is on some places compared to others.
Yangon is notorious for traffic jams so Instead of getting angry or frustrated when I'm stuck in traffic, I'm working on feeling gratitude for the transportation system. It makes my day much easier 😁
Join me in practicing gratitude for the next 30 days! Tag me in your post or comment below with what you are grateful for!
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What an amazing morning! After seeing the ballons flying over the pagodas for the last three days, we finally joined a flight this morning! It was amazing to see all the pagodas we visited from above and a true bucket-list moment! It was our first balloon flight and we absolutely loved it!
Since so many of you asked, this place is called “Soo Lay Gon Group” ;). Be there before sunrise to claim your spot 🙈.
Have you ever done a balloon flight?