an online Instagram web viewer
  • kiwifobben
    Katie Fobben
    @kiwifobben

Images by kiwifobben

Already back in D.C after a whirlwind of new sounds, smells, people and places. Looking back, I canโ€™t pick one best moment. There were far too many. Thank you, Thailand for treating me as well as you did. And for being yet another reason I am so grateful for this lucky life of mine๐Ÿงก
.
.
.
#bangkok #thailand #watarun #temple #travel #wanderlust #viajera #asiatravel  #visitthailand #travelgram #gratitude #thankful
Buddha only slightly outshines us - but only slightly ๐Ÿ˜‹. .
.
.
A big shoutout to this guy for being the best host and tour guide. First trip to Asia down, with many more anticipated for the future! .
.
.
#watpho #recliningbuddha #bangkok #thailand #travel #temple #wanderlust
I wasnโ€™t sure if I wanted to share this with the world. This moment that was very intimate between me and myself. But in honor of my last night in Chiang Mai, I am sharing in the hopes that my words can help remind all of you that you deserve the world.
.
.
I was captivated looking at this temple of Wat Chedi Luang and in a moment of mesmerized, self-empowering reflection wrote down this promise to myself: .
.
โ€œMy promise to this moment. A moment where I am looking upwards to a worn down but strong temple from the 15th century in northern Thailand. I promise I will always demand what I deserve. They said โ€˜You are strong, Miss USA.โ€ And I am. I am alone standing in a country unlike my own in every way. But Iโ€™m here. Iโ€™m here to learn. Iโ€™m here to grow. If this temple can withstand as much as it has, I can weather through anything that hurts me. My promise to this moment is that I will be grateful. I will be aware. Iโ€™ll have nothing but the highest respect for myself. I will live a life I deserve and I will achieve this by recognizing the true heights worth my merit. I will learn to control my feelings without compromising the beauty in emotions. My heart, my honesty, my empathy and my compassion may make me appear to be vulnerable or emotional. But no- these are my strengths. They are what make me fierce, passionate, driven, loving and worthy of this moment. I will never forget how strong I am. Or that I deserve legendary moments and people in my life. And I will always show gratitude for those people and moments who touch my heart. I wonโ€™t forget this promise. I canโ€™t forget this promise. Katie, this I promise you.โ€
I wasnโ€™t sure if I wanted to share this with the world. This moment that was very intimate between me and myself. But in honor of my last night in Chiang Mai, I am sharing in the hopes that my words can help remind all of you that you deserve the world. . . I was captivated looking at this temple of Wat Chedi Luang and in a moment of mesmerized, self-empowering reflection wrote down this promise to myself: . . โ€œMy promise to this moment. A moment where I am looking upwards to a worn down but strong temple from the 15th century in northern Thailand. I promise I will always demand what I deserve. They said โ€˜You are strong, Miss USA.โ€ And I am. I am alone standing in a country unlike my own in every way. But Iโ€™m here. Iโ€™m here to learn. Iโ€™m here to grow. If this temple can withstand as much as it has, I can weather through anything that hurts me. My promise to this moment is that I will be grateful. I will be aware. Iโ€™ll have nothing but the highest respect for myself. I will live a life I deserve and I will achieve this by recognizing the true heights worth my merit. I will learn to control my feelings without compromising the beauty in emotions. My heart, my honesty, my empathy and my compassion may make me appear to be vulnerable or emotional. But no- these are my strengths. They are what make me fierce, passionate, driven, loving and worthy of this moment. I will never forget how strong I am. Or that I deserve legendary moments and people in my life. And I will always show gratitude for those people and moments who touch my heart. I wonโ€™t forget this promise. I canโ€™t forget this promise. Katie, this I promise you.โ€
I think the kiwifobben pancake is gonna be a hit ๐Ÿ˜‚
.
.
.
.
#pancakeart #foodart #AScafe #nicetoeatyou #chiangmai #thailand #travel #travelgram #breakfast #selfportrait
Making sure my temple is in order ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘
.
.
.
#bangkok #thailand #watpho #recliningbuddha #temple #travel #wanderlust #viajera #asiatravel  #visitthailand #travelgram
Iโ€™ll take it ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ
.
.
.
#bangkok #thailand #grandpalace #househunter #travel #wanderlust #viajera #asiatravel
In this moment, we were on top of the world ๐ŸŒ
.
.
.
#bangkok #skybars #thailand #travel #wanderlust #viajera #viaje #sunsets
Really loved this Bangkok trio ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ’– everyone follow @girl.from.nowhere to see how the rest of her Asia adventure unfolds!
.
.
.
 #bangkok #thailand #travelblogger #travelfriendships #travel #asia
I know, I know, I should have been looking at the view ๐Ÿ™„ .
.
#skybar #bangkok #thailand #wanderlust #above11 #travel #viaje #viajera
โ€œAs you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.โ€ Buddha .
.
.
Thinking Buddhism might be the best fit for me. Places like Wat Arun help with convincing #watarun #bangkok #thailand #buddhism #travel #viajar #wanderlust
So often itโ€™s what we werenโ€™t expecting that becomes the most fulfilling. Whether itโ€™s a seemingly mislocated stunning mosque facade in a bland alleyway or any of the unexpected surprises life throws us along our path. Whichever it is, itโ€™s always a reminder to remain hungry for the unknown and to appreciate the unexpected.
So often itโ€™s what we werenโ€™t expecting that becomes the most fulfilling. Whether itโ€™s a seemingly mislocated stunning mosque facade in a bland alleyway or any of the unexpected surprises life throws us along our path. Whichever it is, itโ€™s always a reminder to remain hungry for the unknown and to appreciate the unexpected.
Our natural state. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ #alwaysdancing #bailando #ladiesinblue
Body r o l l i n g my way into the week ๐Ÿ™ƒ .
.
Thx @irwinchavez2015 for dealing with my lanky arms โœŒ๐Ÿฝ
Body r o l l i n g my way into the week ๐Ÿ™ƒ . . Thx @irwinchavez2015 for dealing with my lanky arms โœŒ๐Ÿฝ
I present the newest Mrs, ladies and gentlemen. And I think sheโ€™s the prettiest one. And also the kindest, smartest and most genuine.โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ Colin, you are one lucky man.
I present the newest Mrs, ladies and gentlemen. And I think sheโ€™s the prettiest one. And also the kindest, smartest and most genuine.โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ Colin, you are one lucky man.
You are looking at TWO DC residents right here ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿพ
.
.
.
.
#sisters #love #washingtondc #doubletrouble
Left DCBX with more friends than I entered it with. Very thankful for how supportive and welcoming the latin dance community is, but a special shout out to this group that let me dance with them until 7am ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
.
.
.
.
#dcbx #dcbx10 #bachata #salsa #latindance #lavidabailando #baila #baile #myhappyplace
Left DCBX with more friends than I entered it with. Very thankful for how supportive and welcoming the latin dance community is, but a special shout out to this group that let me dance with them until 7am ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ . . . . #dcbx  #dcbx10  #bachata  #salsa  #latindance  #lavidabailando  #baila  #baile  #myhappyplace