I always sought to be personally and wholly involved in planning my travels. I have specific wants where to go and what to experience. Also, I tried to have allowances in between schedules ‘coz where’s the adventure if you try to plan everything, right? I wanted it to be organized yet still flexible for whatever might be better and let the fun flow naturally. So for this blog post, I’ll share to you my D-I-Y itinerary, transportation guides, accommodation(s) and some tips how to have a smooth escape in The Land of Smiles — The Kingdom of Thailand.
It seemed that tourists in Thailand are itching to ride elephants in Howdah (the seat that the human sits in atop the elephant). It’s a bucket list item but there’s a DARK side you don’t see. The process of taming the ellies for this kind of activity includes TORTURE and BREAKING THEIR SPIRIT. Choose elephant sanctuary that can let you enjoy without harming them. Please raise awareness.
Travel not just to experience but to INSPIRE. Spread love; elephants are God’s creations, too. ❤️
When local tile production was starting to decline in 1995, a few volunteers started building a collection of rescued and other “mosaic tiles”. They salvaged buildings earmarked for demolition and asked product samples from tile factories set to close down. They felt the need of the local tile industry to maintain pride in its manufacturing heritage and to continue this legacy in the coming years.
The hill of Mt. Chausu Plateau (Chausuyama) serves as home for six (6) varieties of shibazakura. Elevated at 1,358 meters, these moss pink cover a wide slope (22,000 square meters) of as far as the eyes can see. From May to early June, Shibazakura Festival (Moss Pink Festival) is held when this flora is in full bloom. Festival means the flowers are at its peak, more sightseers alike and more selection of food to devour.
Tourism in Japan is at its peak from March to April — when sakura shows its splendour to the world. They say travelling to/ in Japan is expensive especially during this season. Indeed, it is. However, one can still enjoy the blooming sakura without spending a single penny for entrance fees.
You can visit Gujo City every season of the year. It offers various sightseeing spots and activities to both locals and foreign visitors. The city taught us the importance of culture/ tradition preservation amidst the modernization and changes brought by technology.
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