Thailand: Summer 2015

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This Summer I had the amazing opportunity to go on a student travel group to Thailand. We stayed in Thailand for 16 days and traveled around the country. I traveled with one of my best friends but we met high school students from across the country.

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We did so many amazing things like visiting temples, getting a cooking class, zip lining, hiking, a river bamboo boat tour, going to an elephant reserve, visiting Bangkok, and so many incredible things.

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These pictures are from the hike we did, we hiked 5 miles to get to this waterfall. Then we ate fried rice and fruit for lunch and went for a swim to cool down. After we had a rest then we started heading back down. It started pouring down rain and then the rain turned into a monsoon. We had to wait for most of the rain to pass so we could get through what became huge rivers. So then we finished the 5 mile hike down in mud! It was a crazy experience that I will never forget.

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This is the food market that we went to and got to see so many exotic fruits, vegetables, and meats. Some of them even ate fried bugs! A lot of the produce I did not recognize but most of the people let us try things which was so fun to try durian and mangosteen!

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This is the cooking class after the tour of the market. The cooking class was at a beautiful farm in the countryside and each of us got to make 5 recipes!

I made- coconut soup, pad thai (pictured above), sesame chicken, red curry with tofu and served with rice, and mango sticky rice.

All of the recipes are so delicious and I will definitely be making them at home!

-Evangeline

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Weekend Getaway : Turks and Caicos

DSCN9841-3A few weeks ago I went to the beautiful island, Turks and Caicos. I have been there a few times before but it is always breathtaking. The water in the Caribbean is always such a pretty blue and I never get tired of it! Now looking back at the pictures reminds me of how much I love the beach!! Right now I am looking out the window with snow on the grass…with more coming soon. DSC_0246-4We have a few friends that live on the island that were nice enough to let us stop by the Grace Bay Club resort.

It is right on the water and is so gorgeous! There are many pools and restaurants to eat at. I would totally recommend going by to eat if you are on the island!DSC_0293-8My beach essentials include:

shorts- roxy

sunglasses- anthropologie

sunscreen- sunbum 50 (my favorite sunscreen by far!! smells amazing and stays on in the water)

iphone and phone case- rifle paper co.

brush- tangle teaserDSC_0268-7This is one of the pools at Grace Bay Club. I thought the clear wall was awesome!
My mom and I came down early one morning and did yoga on the deck in front of the pool which was so nice and relaxing.

DSC_0116-1This is my brother, me, and my mom on our way to get a bite to eat and go to the beach! DSCN9843-9This is the amazing view from one of the penthouses. We were lucky enough to go and tour one. Couldn’t imagine waking up to this view every morning! DSC_0250-5This is actually the lounge and part of the restaurant at the Grace Bay Club it is so cool with the baskets and even more pretty at night all lit up.

Bathing suit- free people

*the top is on sale!!DSC_0184-2This is my brother and I walking back on the beach, you can see how clear the water is. I always enjoy a little break from school and it doesn’t hurt to go to an island! The island also has AMAZING food! One of the restaurants I would reccomend is Coco Bistro. I have their new cookbook and have yet to make anything. But I would love to recreate the tuna appetizer!

Until next time…

Evangeline

 

Island Time: Anguilla

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During the holidays my family takes a trip together. We always go somewhere with warm weather because most of us are tired of the cold by the time its December. This year we went to the island Anguilla. It is in the Caribbean right next to St. Maarten. We actually flew into St. Maarten and took a ferry over. Anguilla has the prettiest beaches and perfect water. My family had a great time and I would defiantly recommend it to anyone wanting to go to a great beach with good food.

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One of my Christmas presents were flash tattoos. Which are just temporary tattoos but they are metallic. They were perfect for new years and looked cool while you are on the beach.

**Tip: for getting the tattoos off use some type of oil (baby, olive, canola) they will come right off!

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The water was GORGEOUS!

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There were lots of yachts and sailboats that came through all day. It was fun to dream about having one haha.

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The scenery could not be more perfect there is beautiful beaches and vegetation, I miss it so much!!

Outfit Details:

tattoos- flash tattoos

bikini- L-Space (from Anthropologie)

hat- Roxy

sunglasses- Nordstrom (…I think)

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