Sawadee pee mai! (That’s Happy New Year in Thai.) Songkran is the celebration of the new year in Thailand. The year is 2560 BE, Buddhist Era. Thai people spend time with family, visit local temples, and offer food to Buddhist monks. People pour water on Buddha statues, representing purification and the washing away of your sins and bad luck. To show respect, young people also … Continue reading Songkran!
I was so busy relaxing I didn’t take any pictures. In New York there’s a place called Spa Castle. You can spend the whole day actively relaxing in saunas and hot baths. It was a spa amusement park. We were given bracelets that were scanned when we bought snacks so we didn’t have to carry around any money. Spending an entire day relaxing is hard … Continue reading A WHOLE day at a Korean bathhouse