Wanderin’ Thailand part thirteen:
In attempt to find a hot spring I stumbled into a family picnic in the middle of a rice field. I was welcomed with open arms and given an endless amount of food. Obviously the language barrier did help much, but the words “very delicious” we’re respected a number of times. After this lovely meal the gentlemen took to rolling tobacco in palm leaves. Wish you could see the size of those things and due to hospitality I agreed to take a puff. Sweet tasting and not as potent as I imagined. This group of people were truly lovely and heartwarming. Moments like this go to show that that a spoken language can only take you so far, the power of a smile and a kind gesture always win. 
 Take the beaten path and don’t miss out on simply wonderful experiences. {

Wanderin’ Thailand part thirteen:
In attempt to find a hot spring I stumbled into a family picnic in the middle of a rice field. I was welcomed with open arms and given an endless amount of food. Obviously the language barrier did help much, but the words “very delicious” we’re respected a number of times. After this lovely meal the gentlemen took to rolling tobacco in palm leaves. Wish you could see the size of those things and due to hospitality I agreed to take a puff. Sweet tasting and not as potent as I imagined. This group of people were truly lovely and heartwarming. Moments like this go to show that that a spoken language can only take you so far, the power of a smile and a kind gesture always win.
Take the beaten path and don’t miss out on simply wonderful experiences.

Redscale in San Diego

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I took some photos when I went to San Diego last August, and as it turns out, I had redscale film and didn’t even know it: 

To quote Gene Ween, “Good times we’re living in, these are the good times!”

Check out the whole set here on my flickr.

Mission beach California, where I’ll be moving when I arrive home {

Mission beach California, where I’ll be moving when I arrive home

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Here is a picture of a monk and I about to release a lantern into the night sky. This was such a beautiful experience, especially being able to follow my lantern as it joined the rest of the fiery lights. What a wonderful night sky I witnessed. {

Here is a picture of a monk and I about to release a lantern into the night sky. This was such a beautiful experience, especially being able to follow my lantern as it joined the rest of the fiery lights. What a wonderful night sky I witnessed.

Lantern festival Chiang Mai {

Lantern festival Chiang Mai

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Spieker speaks

Meet my good friend Jared Speiker. He’ll give you the introduction but I’ll tell you why I chose to interview him. We meet on our journey through Thailand and have met on multiple occasions as we find ourselves wanting to be in the same places. I chose to interview Jared because like me he has a passion for the unique cultures,like minded people, stunning scenery and a good adventure. I wanted to share his story with you because I believe he exhibits a true passion for the world and following the beaten path. I wish I was able to record or explain to you all the beautiful people I’ve met along my journeys. Especially the old and wise people I’ve met, but these occurrences are unpredictable and are usually fly by fast. Though Jared is one interesting person I met along many of my journeys and what a better time to share his story with you. We conducted this interview when we were just sitting around in our hostel. Due to multiple deep conversations I decided the time was right to record and share.
Click on the above links to be directed to you tube, there you will need to click the other links to be directed to the rest of the interview.

Spieker speaks part three

Spieker speaks part two