Venomous

Thought maybe it was about time I write some more here...I´m noticing after several of months without blogging it´s quite hard to get started again! But here comes part of our 3rd day in Bangkok, I took too many photos this day so I´m sharing it into two posts.
So on the 3rd day we actually had made some plans on what to do, we took the skytrain and underground(already getting easier and easier to find our ways round the city) to Sam Yan station and headed to the Snake Farm, ofcourse just in time to see the snake handling show.
What was special about this snakefarm is that they produce anti-venom for snake bite victims all over the world. So they have venomous snakes like the king cobra, Siamese cobra, Malayan pit viper, green pit viper and several others that they milk daily to be able to make the venom needed.

We walked abit around by ourselves to see all the different snakes before the snake handling show started later on, trying to spot some of the snakes was harder than I had thought, ecspecially the cobra who had one of the biggest terrariums and was hidden quite well between all the bushes and plants in there. 
 From the snake show we learned that there are over 180 different snakes in Thailand and 56 of those are venomous, they got out one and one snake and held it up and went around showing it to the visitors. One ecspecially as you can see on the pictures was EXTREMELY aggressive and tried to bite the snake handler several times while he was holding it.
After the show me and love got to hold the huge python snake they had there between us, we were told it was for good luck and long lasting love  






















Bangkok with it's giant lizards and world's largest golden Buddha





So..as you probably noticed the plans about blogging while me and love were out and about travelling didn't really work out, too much time would have been wasted sitting at internet cafès so I decided to skip the whole thing! Instead I have been keeping a written journal throughout the trip, and ofcourse taken LOADS of photos along the way(close to 4-5000 photos between the two of us. So I hope you're ready for some photos from South-East Asia! We were gone for 2 months exactly, spent most of our time in Thailand but had a two weeks in Laos and two weeks in Cambodia too ♥
We actually left for Bangkok, Thailand on my birthday the 17th March! Definately not the worst thing I've done on my birthday ♥ So after having a delicious breakfast with the whole family along with homemade chocolate croissants, we packed the last couple of things, got the backpack on our backs and off to the airport we went!




We arrived in Bangkok at around 10am (bangkok time) after flying for almost 12 hours, hardly any sleep on the plane and a couple of movies later we were both quite tired. But thanks to the perfect railway system in Bangkok it took only about 30 minutes and we found our hotel Nasa Vegas which was just 5 minutes walk from the skytrain station. We got checked in and both of us just went and collapsed on the bed and slept for 5 hours before we had some energy back and were ready to go out into Bangkok and see what we found! We just hopped on to the underground and got off at a station the receptionist had recommended for some late night food, not sure if we found the place they meant but we ended up at this strange looking place right outside what looked like a garage or a carwash with only locals sitting there, so we decided to try it out! They had chickens hanging from hooks around the "outdoors" kitchen and we decided on some chicken soup and fried rice with chicken, both delicious ♥
The rest of the evening we just walked around without any idea of where we were or where we were heading, we ended up in a couple of odd sidestreets infested with cockroaches...which ofcourse we ran away from quickly!





The first whole day in Bangkok (19th March) we were out and about at around 11am, ready to start the hunt for some good breakfast! We ended up going to the biggest shopping centre in the whole of South-East Asia called Siam Paragon, it is very well known for it's luxury shopping and they sell everything from Ferraris to Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Fendi and Prada! Ofcourse for us it was just for looking around and dreaming about all the things we(mostly I....) would buy if we had the money for it!
On the ground floor of Siam Paragon they have a food court which works like a cafeteria, you buy an electronic card with whatever amount you want and you walk around from "stand" to "stand" choose what you want and pay with the card, love had a Japanese style pork soup with egg and I just had some plain eggfried rice with shrimp ♥





After eating and walking around for a while at Siam Paragon we headed out again into the "real" Bangkok and started walking from Siam area and to Lumpini Park. On the way we passed several other parks, the University of Bangkok and got some help from a nice old Thai couple who walked with us to find our way to the park ♥ 
Lumpini Park has its own artificial lake going through it where you even can rent boats to go through the park, we didn't bother spending our money on that so we just walked around as we pleased, watching all the old ladies doing their outdoors aerobics, all the joggers sweating and the kids playing in the playgrounds ♥ We even spotted a water monitor walking out from the lake, it is quite a big lizard that can get up to 25kg and be almost 3,5metres long!! When we first saw it we weren't sure what it was or if it was dangerous, thinking it might be something similiar to the komodo dragon, so we didn't get too close. Later on we found out they are not dangerous to people, but they can ofcourse bite so feeding them by hand is not something you would want to do..!
On our way out of the park a song started playing on speakers which were set up all over the park and everyone just froze, no joggers, no kids playing and nobody speaking or walking and then I remembered I had read that in Bangkok they play the national anthem twice a day, and when that happends everyone stops in respect for the king, so ofcourse we stopped aswell! We don't want to be rude tourists do we??

























After sunset and pointing out our next stop for the evening, we got on our first Tuk Tuk and headed to Chinatown to go see Wat Traimit. When we got there we walked abit outside the main temple first and ended up hearing and seeing our very first ceremony with lots of monks chanting at the same time, it was amazing to hear and I even found it quite relaxing and calming to listen to. We walked up the stairs to the main temple and found out it had closed for the day, so we thought we would have to settle for just pictures from the outside. Luckily there was a guy working there, a security guard I think, who said he could let us in even though it was closed and we didn't even have to pay ♥ We had to take off our shoes and leave them outside and I had to cover my shoulders before we could go inside, the temple was small but beautiful, with amazing details in gold everywhere. The Wat Traimit actually has the world's largest solid gold Buddha statue weighing 5,5 tons, it was cast sometime in the 13th century and was after that covered in plaster to hide the true value of this statue, in 1955 it was moved to this temple and when the ropes broke the statue fell and some of the plaster got chipped off, showing the gold underneath.

Bombshell

Since it was womens day on Thursday, the local cinema had a "womens day offer" on two movies, My week with Marilyn and The Iron Lady. So me and the two best ladies around headed for the cinema and ofcourse we chose to watch My week with Marilyn which I have been dying to see since I heard they were making a movie about Miss.Monroe.
I loved it, a really sweet movie which showed how Marilyn Monroe really was behind the scenes and behind the bombshell everyone saw on the outside. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it!

Lovely bunch of coconuts

The last couple of days i've been on a baking and cooking streak! It started on Tuesday when I made these delicious cheese and chives scones which turned out really good, then each day since i've made something new. Wednesday I made one of my favourite "comfort food" dishes which is Sheperds Pie ofcourse and yesterday ecspecially for womens day(being why I decorated them with pink icing) I made coconut and blueberry muffins ♥ Everyone liked them, which just makes me want to bake and cook even more things ♥ Now I'm going to go have a second helping of a blueberry coconut muffin, just because it's Friday!











Bangkok Booked

I can't beleive I forgot to mention this here on my blog, me and love finally got around to ordering our plane tickets to BANGKOK!! ♥ We booked one-way tickets since we have no idea how long we're going to stay and how long we can afford to stay, so the trip home will be booked while we're there.
So in 10 days(17th March, which happends to be my 23rd birthday), we will be leaving to Thailand with each our backpack and a couple of months of adventure! Apart from Thailand we're planning on going to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos too which all border to Thailand ♥




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Pearls

I finally received this pretty necklace I won a llittle while ago! Yayy, can't wait to wear it!! By the way, have a look at TheBlackWardrobes site.



Make Them Up

Last Saturday I had my first make-up project in a long time, a girl from the youth club I used to work at had asked me to do some make-up on 6-7 girls for a photoshoot she was going to have. Ofcourse I said yes even though it wasn't paid, but it seemed like something fun to be a part of ♥ You can see her blog over here by the way! So during the day on Friday and some of Friday evening I spent my time drawing these make-up charts, one for each girl. The photoshoot was during the day on Saturday and I kept on going from 2pm and until I was barely done with the last girl and we had to get out from the building at 7pm with only a 10 minute break! Was fun though and all the girls including the photographer seemed to be satisfied, unfortunately I didn't have any time to take any photos while doing their make-up and when they were done. So I'll post some as soon as I get them from Rebecca!!
Saturday evening ended over at a friends apartment, with tacos, her cute dogs that I always want to take home and then some homemade cinnamon buns which were delicious ♥















Thursday Friday

So, on Wednesday I had my last day at work in the kindergarden. Which means Thailand just keeps on getting closer and closer, at this very minute me and love are leaving Gardermoen airport in 13 days. Thursday I didn't really do much apart from making this delicious cheese bread and lazing about all day ♥ If you're interested in the recipe you can find it over here.
Friday my sister and loves brother came over for dinner, me and sis made these chicken enchiladas, first time ever and they turned out great(spicy...but delicious)! While the guys spent the rest of the evening playing their playstation me and sis sat down to watch the Oscars, enjoying seeing all the pretty dresses and gorgeous people! Friday it was their turn to invite us over for dinner, we had a relaxed evening making some homemade pizzas, watching Senkveld and then me and sis tried out a new recipe from one of my chocolate cooking books. Not that succesful, our first time making cheesecake brownies..and the cheesecake part didn't want to bake. Still tasted yummy!!











The Moth Diaries

Spring Eating

A week since last update and yet another week closer to mine and loves big adventure! The past weekend consisted pretty much of lots of delicious food, red wine and family ♥ On Friday my mummy surprised me with some sushi for the both of us, some spicy tuna maki and salmon roe maki for me and a set menu for her, yumm!! We had a quiet evening infront of the tv, talking and enjoying our food and wine while love was working a late shift!
Saturdays plan was more wine over at my sisters place along with our loves and my brother inlaws brand new gigantic speakers that needed some testing! Sis had baked some yummy foccachia which is a perfect snack while drinking red wine from the cutest bottle. The four of us (along with the cats) stayed up til 4am talking, drinking, laughing, listening to old LPs on my grandfathers record player and watching silly music videoes over and over
We borrowed the guestroom and when we woke up the morning the food just kept coming, sis made us american pancakes for breakfast, some with bacon in and some with choc chips in!! Along with a cup of coffee, breakfast couldn't have been any better Our Sunday ended over at my grandmothers house where we were invited over for a fish dinner and apple strudel with strawberries and apple strudel(???) for dessert!























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