Zhi Min S
Loves all forms for Latin dancing, portrait photography and travel!
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish.
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As part of Indiescapes curation, I went on this trip with Wayan and Putri. Wayan is extremely knowledgeable and answered all the questions I had on Balinese culture and customs. More importantly, his enthusiam about sharing his culture makes the trip very enjoyable!
Putri, his wife, is a fabulous cook and extremely hospitable. We were greeted with chilled drinks when we came back from walking under the hot sun, and delicious food awaited us for lunch.
My favourite part was being dressed in the Balinese costumes and visiting the temples. Besides telling us about the religious practices, Wayan also shared lovely stories of how young people socialize and meet in the temples and his own personal love story. Remember to ask him about it!
about 10 years ago
I went on this trip as part of Indiescapes curation. My host was Mee, and she was absolutely fascinating, in so many ways.
We started the day visiting a temple to give alms to the monks. There, Mee shared with me the traditions of Thai culture and how Buddhism is ingrained into many of their lives. We even saw some famous politicians and actresses bringing a car full of generous alms to give out to the monks.
She brought me to a local market for breakfast, and the food was very delicious. It was interesting to see the daily lives of the working people as we walked through the market. We had thai fish cake, fried dough, beef glass noodles and thai iced tea.
Mee was very accommodating and had a wealth of knowledge to share. Whenever we walked through places with unique local food, she would buy some just so I could try it! I learnt from her about the history of Buddhism, how it is practiced in Thailand and we discussed very interesting social norms of the Thai culture throughout our day together. Ask her about the dating scene in Thailand, you'll be shocked!
The meditation session was a relaxing way to end the day. I had previously gone through a 10-day meditation course in India, so this was like a refresher for me. But for the other internationals who wanted to get exposed to meditation, this is a good start.
All in all, Mee was a fascinating host with great English, interesting perspectives and most importantly, her deep passion for her country and her love for sharing it with her guests. The more questions you ask her, the more you get out of your trip! :)
about 10 years ago