As the big James Bond fan I am, visiting the James Bond Island was a no brainer- even though I’m still trying to figure out, why it’s called James Bond Island. Oh well. What we did figure out when we went there, is that it’s beautiful and very touristy, I literally had to stand in line to get a picture with that sign, but patience is a virtue and luckily the photo turned out good but it was a very fun day seeing some of Thailand’s amazing scenery and one of the highlights was kayaking around the Island and getting to see the huge caves inside and up close. Tamim was a bit disappointed that we didn’t kayak ourself, but I sighed silently in relief when I saw someone would be doing it for us That way we could concentrate about getting it all in and taking heaps of photos !!
Next post I’ll be back doing what I do best, so stay around
Our first destination was Bangkok where we were met by a suffocating heat. However we still managed to do some sight seeing with the help of Leo (a local beer) – not as much sight seeing as we would have liked, but we did manage to see one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks, Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, which overwhelmed us with it’s lavish beauty and as a clever friend of mine told me before going ”one tempel is enough”
We also made it to the Siam Paragon, an incredibly massive shopping mall with no less than ten floors and it felt more as a laborant, than a mall! Definitely only a place to go if you have money to splurge and want to see a more luxurious side of Bangkok.
But to be honest the heat didn’t really encourage us to do that much sight seeing, but it certainly did encourage us to spend a big amount of time in and around the pool.
And when day turned into night and the City of Bangkok would transform into a city where the party never stop, we would follow suit, and step out of the pool and get our groove on and discover what Bangkok by night had to offer and came up with the conclusion that the party scene in Bangkok, led by the infamous Khao San Road, is no joke!
Cuz’ I’m missing more than just your body. No wait, even though I’m a big fan of the song, I shouldn’t be quoting the full song, but the message of the song is however the same message for this blog post, therefore the headline. First of all in case you’ve forgotten me, my name is still Alix Niyonkinzo and this reunion is a little bit awkward, but I’m here to explain my sudden disappearance for months and ask your forgivenes, and talk a little about what’s next for A Common Obsession.
When I first arrived to Australia my initial plan was to settle down in Brisbane and just continue blogging as I had in Denmark, but then I started to meet alot of backpackers who gladly shared their stories about all the wonderful places they had visited and showed me pictures of some of the most breathtaking places they had been, so all of a sudden my initial plan seemed a bit dull and I quickly found out that I too, wanted to travel. I told one of my friends back in Denmark about it and he was so pumped over it that he decided that he would take on South East Asia with me thus the TRIP OF A LIFETIME. I quickly found out however that having a fashion blog and prioritizing that wasn’t compatible with wanting to travel, simply because a growing wardrobe equals increasing bag weight, so I had to make a decision, a really tough one as I had to choose between keep blogging about menswear or document my trip with you guys, the choice fell on the latter which explain why I’ve been MIA for a couple of months – my focus simply turned to the roadtrip, so saving money and planning the road trip was the main priority and I just couldn’t find room for the blog.
The trip actually started about three weeks ago, but I’ve been so caught up in everything, that I haven’t got the time to check in already! But I will, be showing you some of the places we’ve been to and what we’ve been doing. The original plan was actually to travel to Thailand, the Philipines and Bali – but bad management of money forced us to cut Bali, and some of the places we wanted to see in the Philipines. But hey, we did have a blast in Thailand though 😉 So stay in the loop, because there will be much more about the trip in the coming days.
So the question remains, is it to late now to say sorry???????
Let me tell you about one of the most spontaneous trips I’ve ever had so far. The last few months I have been buried in books trying to hectically finish my bachelor thesis. In the middle of all these I needed a little break, from the books, the environment and everything related to it. So last Wednesday I made an express visit to London, where I got to catch up with some childhood friends, eat tons of good food and do a little shopping.
London was it usual self and the rain literally wouldn’t stop pouring down as soon as we got out of the taxi but that didn’t stop us from having a good time and it certainly didn’t stop me from a bit of shopping, which was much needed as I am late upgrading my summer wardrobe.
We had lunch at Shake Shack, which is probably my best burger experience yet. Looking at the pictures it almost makes me want to book another flight back.
Fortunately, as the day progressed the weather started to clear up and we got a chance to shoot some ootd pictures, where I had suited up in a super casual and laidback way and played with contrast of the two pattern – pinstripe and windowpane – and I definitely think that is was an outfit worthy of London.
After a long, fun walk through Hyde park, it was finally time for dinner & drinks at Aubain and the look of the Lamb dish I had still makes my mouth run in water haha! Anyways, then it was time to fly back home, back to the books and finishing my bachelor thesis which is due tomorrow-wish me luck.
Woow! What a great city! London has gotten me forgetting all about my upcoming exams. Not sure if that?s a good or bad thing, haha 😀
I?m convinced that I need to go on more vacations 😀 Hell that?s what we all think haha. Either way you really you gotta love vacations, long or short, it doesn?t really matter. What I love most is that you get to relax and just unwind from everything and just focus on yourself and do whatever makes you happy.
This weekend has just been about relaxing and recovering from last week?s exams. I?ve been walking the streets of London and seeing what the City has to offer. Eating a lot of tasty food, drinking lots of beers and shopping (although, that?s one of my least favorite thing to do, but we’ll come back to that another time). I also met up with an old friend, who also happened to be in London to catch a Chelsea game at Stamford Bridge (even though he is a Chelsea fan) we had a great time at MASH London.
On Friday night, I wore Jeans from HM, shirt from Ralph Lauren, coat from Zara Men and shoes
On Saturday night, I wore Jeans from Tiger of Sweden, shirt from Zara Men, Blazer from Lindbergh and shoes from Aldo