because you carry me through.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
In Ljubljana, we stayed in Rosa's apartment. She gave us her keys, grabbed some clothes and left. Everything else she left in tact - her fairy lights, a vase of peonies, some dog hair on the couch, a jar of olives in the fridge and an old Leica on the shelf. I tried to piece together a story of her life and decided that Rosa liked to change her hair colour and wanted to move to Istanbul, China or France - "any of these!" She would think to herself. Rosa liked vanilla and beech, marched to her own beat and was a romanticist. I paid to rent her apartment, but stole a glimpse of her life.
The last picture is Rosa's vanity table, and the first picture is Rosa's live-sized horse in her bedroom. She locked up her walk-in wardrobe (which I'm almost certain she built herself) but I had a peek through the chinks round the door and saw some gold vintag-y pieces and fur. If Rosa were like what I described her above, I would not be surprised - I am not making this up!
After staying at Rosa's place, I decided that I like Airbnb.com a lot and I highly recommend everyone to check it out and book accommodation through their site. Instead of looking for the 'cheapest' or most 'convenient', try looking for apartments with character and you'll have an extra special holiday.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I flew to Krabi, took a 4hr ferry ride to Phi Phi Island, and finally another 10 minute boat ride north of the island to reach our paradise for the next 2 days. Spent the days snorkeling at our private beach and exploring the island. We also booked one of those typical private tours that bring you out to Maya Bay (where they filmed The Beach) and the likes. We got bumped up to a speedboat although we paid for a long tail boat and oh my gosh, did it make a difference. Would really recommend to go with a speedboat for comfort and..of course speed. We reached a lot of the islands first and that means...no crowds, whoopee!
On this trip, we saw a school of dolphins and I pretty psyched about the chance encounter. Also spotted some sea turtles and lots of jellyfish. I am not a good swimmer and am really afraid of drowning - that's my worst nightmare - so snorkeling was actually quite nerve wreaking for me. I would be too afraid to swim alone if I didnt have a flotation device.Thankfully E was there to hold my hand throughout so I could see all the beautiful coral life. The next time i'm coming back here for the night snorkeling to see the dinoflagellates. They are tiny creatures that glow in the water and I can't imagine how beautiful that will be.