bio: dreamer • yogi • truth seeker • sunset chaser • dhamma
🌏 currently: thailand
"travel light. live light. spread the light. be the light."
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I completely understand why people all over the planet worshipped the sun for thousands of years. It gives infinite amounts of light, life, love, and so much more. It is mesmerizing and intensely powerful and humbling, all at the same time. It's one of the most beautiful creations to ever exist and I couldn't be more grateful for the few minutes per day I witness the beauty of a sunrise or sunset, taking in all of its heart-warming energy.
I woke up this morning at 4 am while the rest of the island remained asleep, and watched the billions of stars until the sun rose and they all melted away with the night sky. I saw two shooting stars and had the biggest smile on my face.
Every time I look at the endless number of stars in the sky, I think about how each of those stars is another galaxy's sun and how vast and and utterly incredible the Universe is. I can hardly put it into words, as I feel nothing I write does the beauty of nature any justice... So. Much. Gratitude! 🙏
"I hope you will go out and let these stories - that is, life - happen to you, and that you will work with these stories... Water them with your blood and tears and your laughter til they bloom, til you yourself burst into bloom." — Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Guess who is sleeping on the beach again. 😉 This time @aleballe is joining me. Mama Toi (the owner of one of the few cafes/bungalows here) even gave us a mosquito net and blankets to use! What a kind, generous soul. 💜
First sunset on Koh _____. There is only electricity from generators on this refreshingly quiet and peaceful island for a few hours per day, and the whole island shuts down by 10 pm. If you want light after sunset, you build a fire. There is only one building on the whole island that has internet and I see maximum a handful of people anywhere I look. Did I mention how quiet it is? It's perfect!
The island will remain unnamed... Fellow travelers and I have agreed to keep it a secret, because word spreads fast and we want to keep the Western developers away as long as possible.
The other day I traveled by bus from Koh Lanta to a very ugly town with beautiful souls called Ranong, where the next morning we took a small boat to a secluded, mostly unknown island about an hour away. Ranong is certainly not a destination people would choose or recommend going to, but I loved the place. The locals are not jaded and cynical (which tourism tends to do over time, especially to lesser developed countries). They were the kindest I've met in Thailand thus far! AND I found a Magnum gold ice cream there (had only seen original or almond Magnums since leaving Germany) which made my experience even better if course. 😊
Asian fast food! Freshly sliced mango, guava and pineapple while waiting for the bus (and another day of traveling and changing buses for 12 hours). These small fruit stands are setup everywhere and it makes this vegan happy happy happy. :)