Looking back at this year, hands down, my favorite trip of the year was traveling to Thailand with my family. If there was one place I always dreamed of traveling to it was Thailand. If you don't know, I am half Thai. My grandparents on my father's side were born and raised there. Working in the modeling industry as an Asian-American, I am often reminded of my Asian identity. This sparked a deep fascination with the country and my family's history there.
We spent two and a half weeks in Thailand. We explored Bangkok and Chiang Mai. In addition to visiting popular tourist attractions, we went to local hubs and street markets. Experiencing not only the tourist areas of Thailand was extremely important to my family and me. We stayed at a variety of places: from nicer hotels in Bangkok to sleeping bags in an outdoor house in the countryside of Chiang Mai.
On this trip, I enjoyed exchanging basic Thai language with the locals, visiting Buddhist temples, and cooking traditional Thai dishes with my grandfather.
This truly was a trip of a lifetime. Here are some photos taken whilst exploring Thailand.