About Me

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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Read this quote!  Life is too short! If you think you want to do something, do it! Leave your comfort zone and see what happens! My life became more interesting a few years ago, when I went to SE Asia for the first time. Who said life begins at 40?  It is certainly true!

 Now don’t get me wrong, my life up until that point was great. I was a model at 17 and, although not professional, I managed to get myself into the Daily Express and Torquay Times!!! (OK, not something to boast about maybe, but it was a big thing to me back then). Gained 15 + years customer service experience, including being a fully qualified financial adviser.  Ran my own deli business, selling Spanish delicatessen products.  And ran my own volunteering business in Thailand.

I’ve done Muay Thai boxing in Thailand, trekked in Vietnam, tubed in Laos, seen the sun rise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, was a Jillaroo in Australia. Hiked, horse rode, kayaked, sand surfed and black water rafted in New Zealand, but throughout all of this I did not have any clear goals or aims that I wanted from life. I was just happy to go along, having fun and doing the best I could for myself.

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So after finding myself single at 37, and catching the travel bug from a couple of trips to Australia, I decided to open my eyes to the big wide world, although at the time I didn’t know how much this was going to affect me.

Having spent 3 years in Thailand, teaching English and a stint at home in the UK, I want to share my experiences with you.  The passion I have for all things Asian has grown in me since landing on Thailand’s sunny shores, and I want to share this passion with you.

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37 Responses to About Me

  1. doncharisma says:

    Hey, I’ve awarded you the “Inner Peace” and “Sunshine” Awards, yay !

    http://doncharisma.org/2013/10/30/awards-day-gegebearbear-inner-peace-sunshine-awards-thankyou/

    Congrats:)

    Warm regards

    Don Charisma

    • seasiangirl says:

      Hey I cannot believe I have another two awards. So amazing! Don, thank you very much, I truly appreciate this…WOW !!! AM so very happy ! Thank you. my day gets even better 🙂

  2. Ben says:

    Hi,

    I’ve seen on your posts that you’ve spent some time in Singburi. I know it’s just down the road from Lopburi, but are there any unique ruins there you could point me in the direction of?

    Thanks,
    Ben

    • seasiangirl says:

      Hi Ben

      The monument of the heroes of Bang Rachan is pretty cool…and Wat Pho Kao Ton or Wat Mai Daeng is another that I think I have been too….this is near the heroes monument. if you find any more let me know

      Gill x

  3. Gaurab says:

    Hey, If you are interested to write a guest post then do contact – http://processingthelife.com/guest-post/

  4. So glad you found the place on earth you feel most drawn to. Isn’t it interesting how we resonate with cultures so different from the one we grew up in?

  5. seasiangirl says:

    Yes it is very interesting, I was only writing something the other day about my time home in the UK and wanting to immerse myself into a different culture 😉

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  8. what a wonderful blog you have. i am enthralled by your photography! i would adore to travel but can’t due to my health so the next best thing is immersing myself in the travels of others! what great life exeriences you have, thank you for sharing

  9. seasiangirl says:

    Thank you for dropping by and commenting, I truly appreciate it. Thanks I have only recently become interested in photography and now I am passionate about it. In fact I can stop snapping pictures that don’t necessarily mean much to others so I am happy that you get enjoyment out of them 😉

  10. May Chutinit says:

    You’re so lovely lady.. met you make me feel very nice..xxx

  11. seasiangirl says:

    Hi May, Thank you for your lovely words it was very nice to meet you see you soon xx

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  13. Leah Cohen says:

    You have a great blog! I see you were planning to come to India at some point! Follow @Leave_UR_Mark on Twitter or Pinterest – we have all sorts of programs for people coming to India, especially for bloggers !

    • seasiangirl says:

      Thank you for dropping by. Yes I am planning to come to India at some point. I am following you on twitter so will keep you in mind when I get round to planing the trip 😉

  14. inesephoto says:

    Amazing blog, very inspiring!

  15. seasiangirl says:

    Thank you so much .. I appreciate your comment very much. I must say am loving your photography and words as well 😉

  16. megdekorne says:

    Thankyou for visiting my blog sea-girl … Wow , you are an inspiration !

  17. seasiangirl says:

    You are welcome… Thank you very much…I appreciate you saying that 😉

  18. Gilly…just been having a little nose at your musings….I miss you soooo much!! Good luck with your move and new job I’m BBK xxx

  19. seasiangirl says:

    Melly!!!! I miss you too darling girl 😉 Thank you I am loving living in BKK already and my new job is going good so far. 😉 xx

  20. jacksonjc9 says:

    Hello there! I had such a good time going through your blog and SEA countries are on top my list! I hope to read more of your adventures and I totally agree with you when you mentioned that we need to get out of our comfort zone, life is so interesting. 🙂

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  22. Rosh says:

    I’d like to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award!
    http://darlynnrosh.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  23. Thom Hickey says:

    Lots of adventures for me to follow here. regards Thom

  24. mihrank says:

    Impressive, amazing and great details!

  25. Hey there! I have nominated you for the ‘Creative Blogger Award’. Kindly find the details here: https://4yearoldadult.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/the-creative-blogger-award/
    Lookign forward to your response. 🙂

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