12/17/14

welcome to thailand

after (finally) arriving in chiang mai (the first city to start the thailand-roadtrip-eppisode of my vagabonding-adventure).... after the first two days.... this sums up thailand for me

gold....


elephants...


orange...


endless detail....



smiles...



and, taking off your shoes aaaaall the time...


november 2014, chiang mai, thailand... all photos by me

i can't get no... (you know how it goes)

yesterday i knew... even before getting out of bed... that it was going to be one of those days..... the kind of day (i have some times) where nothing will be to my satisfaction......... my morning cappuccino...  my outfit... other people........

(when i was honest to myself) i did quickly realized that i was actually unsatisfied with myself.... (basically the opposite of this). i looked around and found myself in a place that could easily be compared to paradise and i felt silly for feeling any kind of discomfort at all. i paused and felt the sun on my skin and it automatically put a smile on my face.


some days are just a bit off..... and that is natural........ as long as you (as my mom would say) "snap out of it". look around you will see little things that make you smile... beauty is everywhere.

12/14/14

this forest.....

one of my favorite parts of the stone forest was seeing the greys of the limestone formations of this breathtaking natural spectacle... and the contrast of the colorful traditional clothes of the sani people, (撒尼人) (a branch of the yi people in china) who guide you around that park and teach you about their culture.










november 2014, the stone forest or shilin (chinese), yunnan province, china... all photos by me 


12/11/14

kunming...

climbing on the western hill (also called the sleeping beauty hill) by kunming, china was not only worth it for the view over the city... the colorful mountain-carved temples... but also the poems (describing the beauty of this place. (most likely a lot better than me, right now......)) in eclectic calligraphy, that are lining the mountain walls


november 2014, kunming (the capital and largest city in) yunnan province in suthwest china... all photos by me



12/10/14

die uschi......

for this crazy vagabond-life i have been living i have had a muse.... not only for "living a free life" like she was always after, but also her bohemian... gypsy-style. uschi obermaier, born close to munich, was (in a nutshell.....) a model/rebel/groupie turned vagabond in the early 70s (if you want more than just the nutshell..... you should definitely watch this movie). 


now she lives in la and... let me tell you... is still a colts-sexy lady.....


this was an editorial in harper's bazaar with her and natalia avelon (who played her in the movie)....