Sunday Snapshot: Kunming, China

Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot. This week I’m taking you to a country which I both love and hate. A country that many people love and hate. China!

China is by far one of the more challenging destinations in the world, and I am completely fascinated by it’s culture, history, and people. My journey to Kunming, China was a long one, I had spent 13 hours travelling by boat from Chiang Saen, Thailand to a post town just outside Jinhong, China. Once I arrived in Jinhong (after walking through five cargo ships, going through customs in a shack, riding in a van share through winding mountain roads in the dark) I then took an overnight bus to Kunming where I discovered things like a bird market, and a MARRIAGE MARKET!

Yep, a marriage market in a park, where parents try to marry off their kids and highlight their accomplishments like it’s currency. It was absolutely bizarre.

Sunday Snapshot: Kunming, China

Sunday Snapshot: Whitehorse, Canada

Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot. This week I decided to share a photo taken a wee bit closer to home. Well, it was taken in my home country of Canada, in the north, about a 4-5 day drive from my house. Yeah, Canada is THAT BIG!

My time in Whitehorse was way too short, I was there during a road trip campaign, and from the moment I stepped off the plane I was thinking of ways in which I could stay longer. It was spring and the sun never truly set. It was an odd feeling, looking out the window thinking it was dusk, then looking at the clock and realizing it was 1 a.m.

I hardly slept that night, and by 6 a.m. I was in the car, exploring the highways and tiny country roads outside the city. Thankfully I was driving an SUV because I eventually ended up on an ATV track in the middle of nowhere and could have been stuck had I been in a regular car!

Sunday Snapshot: Whitehorse, Canada

Sunday Snapshot: Sayulita, Mexico

Welcome to another edition of Sunday Snapshot. Wow, it’s been what, three weeks now? This is a new record for me! I must be back in my blogging grove, Lord knows it took long enough.

Sunday Snapshot: Sayulita, Mexico

A small surfing town about 40 mins north of Puerto Vallarta, I would visit Sayulita with a friend of mine, Christine. Sayulita is small and quiet, with a few expat surfers, yummy tacos, and some of the best homemade chocolate truffles I have ever eaten. The town can get pretty busy, but it is far too charming to avoid. I loved sitting on the beach, wandering the streets, and watching the sunset. Mexico is so much better than anyone realizes.

Sunday SnapShot: Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot. This week I’m featuring a photo from one of my favourite cities, a place I return to often. In fact I’ll be returning again in September!

Which city is YOUR favourite?

Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

It was a hot, sticky, sweaty day in Bangkok the last time I visited Wat Pho. I had been exploring various stops along with Chao Phraya River with my friend Peung, and before heading back towards Sukhumvit Road we decided to visit Wat Pho.

While most visitors gravitate to the Grand Palace, my favourite temple in Bangkok is Wat Pho, with it’s reclining golden buddha (the largest in Bangkok), and colourful stupas. We spent so much time wandering through the temple buildings, taking photos, and laughing. It was by far one of my favourite days in Bangkok, and I’m excited to hang out with Peung again as we both return to the city.