Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream

A week before I fled the country, my sister and I took a little road trip across Arizona to visit the Grand Canyon. We were both completely swoon with the entire state. The endless supply of turquoise gem stones, cacti, and milky ways had us sold. You’re talking to two die-hard WAnderers here, and we were almost converted. Especially while gazing at Sedona’s red sandstone formations and marveling at just how grand the Grand Canyon really was. So grand. Little did I know, only a short month later I would be going again. Except this lesser known Grand Canyon was located just a 30 minute tuk tuk ride outside of the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. And yes, it was advertised just as so. Although it maybe wasn’t as grand in comparison to the real deal, this excursion proved to be pretty epic. We cooled off from the blazing heat by throwing back a couple Changs and jumping off the several cliffs that surrounded the quarry. Here’s a few shots from both adventures.

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Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream

Origins

I recently moved to a small town in Northern Thailand called Muang Phrae. Before leaving the almighty Pacific Northwest, I legitimately thought I was going to be living in a village as the only Westerner in sight for miles upon miles. Although this ended up not being completely accurate, anyone who has been to Phrae would agree that this town is not a quintessintial destination for the millions of globe-trotters that make their way to this side of the world every year. Although this province is not frequented by faragns, the little valley town is widely known for their traditional indigo-blue dyed fabric; mahom. It is absolutely beautiful and can be found in abundance at all the little markets and shops spread throughout the area. It is also not uncommon to see the dye making its way to other mediums such as ceramics! I’m expecting to purchase about a third of Phrae’s supply over the next few months. Pretty much in love.

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Origins