Right, so sometimes you have a holiday where you did and saw multiple things and you cannot wait to gush about it to all of your friends. Other times, you have a holiday where you did a whole lot of nothing and just enjoyed it in the moment. You recall it fondly and wish you were still there. This is the latter, so I won’t ruin the beauty of these places with my (semi) inane thoughts and musings.
If you’ve ever picked up a Thailand travel guide or conducted a cheeky Google search of the country, you’ve seen the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Awake at 5am on a Sunday, I wasn’t completely lucid when I was shuffled off the 2 hour shuttle journey from Bangkok and onto a speedboat to take us to the market. I kind of went where I was told and trusted the smiling, chipper tour guide.
Most of us saw our bedrooms as an almost holy place, safe space, and sanctuary from the annoyances just outside the door. We plastered posters and photos and stickers and art on our walls. If you were like me, you didn’t feel happy until your space reflected the way you wanted to be seen by others. And the person you wanted to be–which was constantly changing.
Recently, there was an exhibit at the Geffrye Museum about teenage bedrooms. Yes, I’m completely aware that I am far from a teenager, but I related so much to these wild kids. They were completely and unabashedly expressing themselves with the items they chose to display and the word they chose to share.