And we have lift-off…

Ahoy there, welcome to my blog! This is the first post of many that will showcase some of the amazing experiences that this world has to offer.

In this blog, I hope to document and share my travels, and to share my knowledge and experience with fellow travelers who wish to go to some of the places.

It is an over-used phrase, but I also hope to give my viewers a few tips and pieces of advice that I discovered along the journey. Things that I wish I had known in advance that would have made the trip cheaper, easier and more engaging.

Finally, I hope to use this space for collaboration and dialogue, so if you have any questions, suggestions, or anecdotes I would love to hear from you! I am also committed to exploring and sharing meaningful and poignant stories of any kind, so if you are working on a project or are in the same area/timezone at any given time, then drop me a message and we can unite forces!

Here’s to the next wild ride!
Just remember to…

Keep moving and travel light,
Because you don’t know where you’ll end up…

Credits:
Film and Editing: Craig Groenewald
Music: Yu5Aku, “Ataru Waits”
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Guardians of Thailand

The Temples in Bangkok are some of the best places to see the intricate art that permeates Thai culture. These ‘Wats’ (as they are called in Thai) are filled with sculptures and artwork that serve to inspire, guide and protect those who seek it. Many of these sculptures allude to particular Bodhisattva’s, or Guardians, who are meant to embody a particular form of mercy, advice, or prayer.
This clip hopes to commemorate these guardians, not only in the metaphysical sense, but the guardians of culture, spirit and identity that can be found in a very real sense throughout Thai culture.

Music: Sad Soul Circus, ‘Colorful Lights’ (https://soundcloud.com/sadsoulcircus)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand (Wat Saket, Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Wat Phrakaew), January 2013
Film and Editing: Craig Groenewald
Equipment: GoPro Hero2 and Canon 5D Mk2

The eternal recurrence of human stories, and the Bodhisattva's put here to help guide us through them.
The eternal recurrence of human stories, and the Bodhisattva’s put here to help guide us through them.