Life In Thailand: The Photo Diary

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The Summer of 2011 marked the end of an eight month stint living in Thailand for The Manfriend and I. Our decision to move there stemmed from a frustrating day of flat hunting in Chelsea, and – in retrospect – I couldn’t be happier that I was so…deliriously…frustrated.

I love Thailand. I am itching to leave the familiarity of these London streets behind once again to dive into the wild and charming culture of Bangkok and beyond. I am having a barbaric Asian love affair via memories.

Time for blog therapy! Though I wrote my book and continued to build my business while living in Bangkok, I certainly didn’t take advantage of LelaLondon.com to document my Southeast Asian adventures. Click below for eights months of life highlights in photography.

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Breakfast on the beach in Koh Samui.

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We gave birth to our children in Thailand (from Chatuchak Market)!

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The only way to see ‘the sights’…by the Chao Phraya River.

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Unless, of course, you have sights like these from your own balcony.

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A coconut smoothie a day keeps the frownies at bay.

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Tourist days. Fear faces.

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Rayong. Our secret hideaway.

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If you avoid the tourist traps, Thailand can be the most incredible place for solitude.

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A chandelier in my house has been a lifelong dream.

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The “ladyboys” are incredibly gorgeous, talented, and some of the most friendly people in the universe.

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Family time.

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Undying passion for elephants. It is seriously overwhelming. Visit…donate….feed!

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I’m letting you in on a secret here. This is the secret.

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Taxis. The best opportunity to to practice my (very poor) Thai. So cheap we took them on vacations.

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The access to travel FROM Bangkok was amazing. Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore (pictured) for next to nothing.