Thursday, April 7, 2016

Travel: Samed Island, Thailand

Summer is here, and there is no better place to spend one's summer than in a beautiful tropical island. (well, at least for most of us)

So last week we went to the most accessible one from Bangkok, the island of Samed.

Koh Samed is one of the eastern seaboard islands of Thailand. It is in the Gulf of Thailand off the coastline of the Thai province of Rayong, approximately 220 kilometers southeast of Bangkok. source: wikipedia

We spent a few days in the island and thought I could take a few shots to shake the rust off my camera.

Enjoy the photos. (click for a bigger view)

If you want to visit Koh Samed, please check their official website for more information.

Photos by: Alexander Salde, Lyn Salde
Camera: Fujifilm XA-1 (kit 16-50mm, 35mm 1.7mm)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Huahin Thailand

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Hua Hin is one of eight districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, located in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula.

Below are some of the photos I took during our short visit there.

Huahin Beach

Horse riding at the beach

Strolling along the shore

View from the top of the hill

View from the top

Gloomy weather during our visit
My wife at the resort where we stayed

Huahin is only 2-3 hours drive from Bangkok city.

If you love the beach and then some uphill hiking, this place is a good destination for you.

They also have some very nice national parks and waterfalls at the upper part of the district; which I didn't get to visit because of our limited time.

I'll make sure I'll visit them again someday.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bangkok streets series: Bangkok at night

Here comes another series of my Bangkok street adventures.

This time I roamed around the place near the Chao Phraya river during the night.

As always, nights in Bangkok is alive and full of colors.

Fried bugs, anyone?

I didn't let this one pass without grabbing a few. Tasty!

The night wouldn't be complete if we didn't take a boat tour along the Chao Phraya river.

A Thai girl with her Farang boyfriend. 

One of the tour boats you can ride to see Bangkok at night along the river

Tourist and locals alike loves to see Bangkok via the river

Bangkok is always alive, night and day.

There is a lot to see here that are worth  checking out.

And don't ever forget to bring your camera.

Camera used: Fujfilm X100



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

One lazy weekend

After working for 5 days every week, everybody is looking forward to the weekend.

Who doesn't?

It's a Saturday morning with nothing to do, so I grabbed my camera and started shooting.

And what better way to start your Saturday morning than with a cup of coffee?

Oh yeah, toasted bread and scrambled eggs certainly is way better.

But only if it came with the coffee.

Can't go out, it was raining. (We're not in the mood to do so anyway)

Played pool with Lyn instead.

Not a bad Saturday for me and Lyn.

Sunday, is another story though...but it wasn't so bad either.



Monday, October 27, 2014

Nights to remember

Remember those nights?

When we used to play hide and seek under the starry summer skies.

Or that night we're sitting silently together, just waiting for that falling star to show.

Looking back, did it made our dream come true?

Mark and Kris
Remember those Friday nights?

When we used to stay late watching our favorite TV shows.

With coke and chips in hand, we spent the night away.

I miss those 90s shows.

Remember those weekend nights?

When all of our closest friends gathered together.

We drank cheap beer and played that Radiohead music.

I raise my glass for the memories we had.

Lyn and Glace

Remember those long nights?

You talked on the phone with your best friend till 1 a.m.

It doesn't matter what's the conversation just as long as you talk.

Give that old friend a call.

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Remember those summer nights?

Riding in the cold just to get some air.

We would aimlessly rode around the city just to spend our time.

Can't wait to be on that bike again.

Lyn getting some fresh air.

Remember those chilly Christmas nights?

Where everyone is smiling full of that yuletide spirit.

The Christmas tree blinking on and off at the corner.

Those are indeed magical nights.

ISO 400 , f4, 1/30s

And those nights spent with that special someone?

You could talk all night about anything.

That's where you started to plan your future together.

Relive that nights once in a while.


We all have memorable nights.

We sometimes miss the people and things we used to spend our time with.

Let's relive them once in a while.



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thailand: History and beauty

Thailand is a country with rich history.

Ancient ruins of cities and temples are everywhere.

No wonder, Thailand is considered one of the favorite destination of tourists from the west.

Below are some of the photos I took in Ayuthaya and Bangkok  while showing my tourist friend around.

Camera: Fujifilm X100

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Also, make sure to add Thailand to your travel bucket list.