This weekend was a true “expectations vs reality” moment. If you’ve ever seen a picture of this temple, it’s usually surrounded by water, the sky is super blue and there a ton of puffy white clouds in it. When we got here, the water levels were so low you could see the mud (and trash) around the base, the water was brown and disgusting and smelled like sewage. There were also 5 million ppl. I had to find a “good angle” to get this shot so that you don’t see all of it. So basically, Instagram is fake and it was a good reminder to have 0 expectations. I also like these flowers. #expectationsvsreality
@remoteyear realization no. 327: solo travel is great, but most of the time sharing experiences with others is priceless. On a more serious note, I’m really good at fooling people into thinking I speak the language until my default response is “sí” for any foreign language 🤦🏼♀️ South America, I blame you
The Black House 🖤🖤🖤
Baan Dam, or The Black House, sometimes feels more like a spiritual house of bones than a museum. But contrary to the belief of many of its visitors, it is neither a temple nor religious space. It is a museum. The sprawling green property is full of houses like these each furnished with artifacts, paintings, wood workings and animal remains.
Thawan Duchanee, the former national artist of Thailand, dedicated over 25 years building this folk art museum.
As you explore the property, you’ll feel the dreamy, almost sinister presence of the thousands of animal remains that decorate the houses: bones, buffalo horn chairs, snake skin table runners and tiger skins.
But there’s a liveliness to this macabre museum too. Local music students come to play on Saturdays and plenty of other people show up to hear them play. The money the audience pays to see them goes toward the kids’ education. So not only does the Black House promote art, but also music and education.
Maybe not what you expect at first (or even second) glance. Don’t just see the White and Blue temples; visit the Black House too!
“Man, Controller of the Universe” by Diego Rivera in the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Mexico City. It is a recreation of the mural “Man at the Crossroads,” which Rivera was originally commissioned by the Rockefeller family to create for Rockefeller Center in New York. Because of its radical implications, the Rockefellers had the original mural destroyed in 1934. #mexico#mexicocity#art#diegorivera#rockefeller#mural#painting#nyc#museum#cdmx#remoteyear
People often discount how productive one can actually be traveling and working remotely. I beg to differ. I just sat at a cafe and studied for four hours with no distractions and not realizing it’s already lunch time. I’ve migrated nearby for some lunch and ready to put in another 4 hours in. It’s not remote working that’s the “issue,” it’s usually just the person. #krakow#travel#travelthoughts#poland#remoteyear
🎥 Today we spent the day filming videos for our businesses
🏆 It's inspiring to see everyone on their own journeys .
🇮🇩 Bali Indonesia has been great for my business
💱 The dollar is so strong here that I can afford to hire a videographer full time to follow me and around & film content
📈 The content I film is going on my YouTube channel, courses, programs, Instagram feed , Facebook page, everywhere
🏆I then pay each platform to promote it to People who are most interested in my products & Services .
🤑 Revenue comes in, I reinvest back into my businesses & long term real estate
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Yesterday saw 2 caterings at places we love, and @uniqlomyofficial for their new office opening for breakfast was one of them 💕
🎉DONT FORGET: PJ COD is happening this Friday , Mont Kiara & KL next week🎉
🌲Going to stay here for a bit🌲
🍃🍂Found a little log cabin for the winter, just in time for the Aspens. Skiing and more skiing on the agenda.🍂🍃
Grateful I have a company that truly believes “good work can be done from anywhere.” They encourage travel, and understand everybody has unique needs for productivity, personal growth and life satisfaction. .
It’s been almost a year since I bought my little camper and haven’t had a solid home-base to myself since. My heart ❤️ adores the West, happy to be back here in the Mountains. Finnegan is ecstatic. ⛰