Our next adventure took place near the border of Myanmar where we started the day by watching the sun rise over the bridge on the River Kwai. We then drove to a tiger sanctuary run by monks where we spent the morning feeding, bathing, and playing with the tigers. Pretending we were Jasmin for the morning wasn't even the best part of the day - we spent the afternoon playing with an elephant named Apple in the river. Beyond an amazing day <3
Victoria and I decided to start our trip to Thailand down south in the islands so we could relax and try to get rid of our Chicago/Seattle induced paleness. We spent most of our days in the water or eating and loved every second of it. We went on a bioluminescent plankton tour, snorkeled off the beaches, rode on longboats, tried lots of weird food, and got massages almost every night. The perfect way to kick off our best friend adventure!
I spent the last week of my post-graduation trip with my Grandma in Copenhagen. It was so fun to return for a second visit and spend more time exploring some of the areas we didn't get to see last time! We both loved the city and were so glad we were able to finish the trip with some nice weather in this beautiful city.
My all-time favorite thing about Stockholm was reconnecting with family, but as a city, it was absolutely beautiful. I never knew how much the Swedes had used influences from other countries in their own architecture until this trip (apologies for the profuse amount of pictures ahead of time). It was very clear that they've always loved to travel and brought back some of their favorite styles and designs with them when building their main cities. This wide spread cultural influence really shows in the Stadshuset (the city hall), but it is also very prominent in the museums and the palace. Grandma and I were here for 6 days so we were able to see a lot of the city's landmarks but it also happened to be Midsommer! So we joined in the festivities at Skansen for a day of celebrating the first day of summer.
A ship is always safe at shore, but that's not what ships are built for.