Spent most of the day playing with the monkeys on monkey mountain in the south part of Hua Hin in a place called Khao Takiab. Hundreds of monkeys inhabit the small mountain and wait around in an attempt to steal from food from tourist, ladies purses and anyway they came.
Monkey tried to steal my camera. Those cheeky bastards!
I’ve heard they are much tamer here than in other places around Thailand as they are used to tourist and the monks who also live in the area keep the monkeys in check.
Adam Feeding the Monkeys in Thailand (Khao Takiab)
Just woke up after an insomniattic sleep session. That’s a cool word, insomniattic. I think it was all of the tramadol I took yesterday while enjoying an day massage session.
It’s nice to have a blog when you’re traveling alone, just making a post like this makes me feel like others are with me. I’m not alone today though, a girl from Bangkok is visiting me here for a couple of days, but she is Thai, which means our communication is limited since the Thai I speak and understand is very basic and her English isn’t great.
There are 3 ways people tend to live their lives….
In the Past…
I don’t have much experience with this personally, but I imagine it’s the type of people who are stuck on the same routines, doing the same thing everyday rarely venturing into anything new. When they do make a change, it’s only to do something or go somewhere they’ve already been.
In the Future…
I found myself doing this at different periods throughout my life and it’s a place where I feel many Americans are today. Living in the future is where you put things off all of the time. Waiting… to do something when something else happens. “Yes, I always wanted to try that” …I’ll do that after Halloween when I have more time.
OR … I’d love to go do that… I’ll wait and do it in 2 months when I’m in better shape, or when my next pay check comes, or when I have someone else to go do it with.
Partly they are excuses, other times, BUT MOSTLY, it’s about making PLANS, you live to make PLANS in the future instead of living the present and just doing it. Plans are okay, I make a lot of plans, but I don’t want to get caught up in it where I’m living today thinking about my future plans. Which brings me to
In the Present…
Living in the present is hard and I don’t see too many people do this. Just do it. Doesn’t mean you have to do something amazing all the time, it just means that you live in the moment. Focus on what you want to do now, enjoy what you have and what you can do in the present. Be in the moment. Whether where you are right now is amazing, or is average or completely sucks, that’s okay, experience it, feel it, be it.
Speaking of the present, this video just came on MTV here in Thailand and has been playing a ton lately. I like video.
What’s up for today?
I don’t know, I’m in a beautiful city. I could make a bunch of plans right now and create an awesome day, but then I’d following a schedule and that could get in the way of living in the present. I’m okay with having an average day as long as I’m in it.
So after extensive research between houses in Las Vegas and beach cities around the world, I finally found a place that I’m excited about. It’s Hua Hin, a beautiful beach town about 2 hours south of Bangkok.
This city seems to have everything I’ve been looking for as well as some things I didn’t know I was looking for. Flying to Phenom Phen, Cambodia tomorrow for a Visa run and will get a double entry tourist visa if I can. Should be back on Friday and will plan to check out Hua Hin for a few days after than. James and Ryan both said they’d join me for the trip down, so I’ll make a post with some pictures and thoughts later. For now, here are some pics I found on Hua Hin on the internet.
When I left Vegas exactly 2 years ago TODAY, I didn’t just leave behind a house, I left behind a dream, a vision that I had way before I ever set foot into the Seville house. It was to create an awesome place to live with other awesome people in an environment not just for wild parties, but for great social experience. Most people that were roommates of the Seville house agree that it was some of the best times of their lives, I know that I would say so myself, I really loved it there.
Now 2 years later after being a little busto trying to make it by playing baseball in Europe in the summers and living low budget in Thailand off of internet content work, I’ve finally got to where I want to be: making enough to live on and be free to do it from anywhere in the world. BUT WHERE? These are the ideas that keep coming up in drunken bar conversations, but what’s the most sober and logical … and most interesting… AND fun choice?
1.) Project Paradise
Find a big house on a beautiful beach… somewhere? I don’t know where but I would have to do a lot of research for this still. But the idea would be to lease an awesome house for 1-2 years on a fun beach that would be enjoyable year around. Have 5+ bedrooms, for 4+ awesome people and create the ultimate party/paradise environment possible.
Location is everything! Which beach or island? Thailand, South America, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Cambodia, or?
2.) Recreate a New & Better Seville House in Vegas.
Move back to Las Vegas and start a new Seville House in a better location, a much newer house and combine it with better amenities and an awesome environment.
3.) Start a new Seville House in a different City?
Okay, sure, it’s all about a big house with lots of cool roommates somewhere. I guess that’s where I’ve had the most fun, some of the best memories, and met some of the coolest and most interesting people.
Anyone, the world is huge and we only live once. Let me know if you have any ideas you’d like to share, I’m at a serious crossroads now trying to figure out what the next big project is.
I know it’s been a while since I made a real post here, mainly just been posting YouTube videos from my various channels as that’s all I really do anymore. I remember when this blog was all about partying every single night and posting 200 pictures around lunch everyday from the night before.
Now, I just spend about 23-24 hours a day in my small apartment in Bangkok and just learn more and more about YouTube and continue to put out videos about things that interest me. And.. every Sunday I go down to Pattaya (an hour south of BKK) and I spend the day playing softball with a great group of guys there.
So I guess now I should change my name from Adam Van Wildest to Adam Van Boringest. The good news is that I am really enjoying what I’m doing, especially all of the wildlife stuff and all of the hard work and sacrifices I’ve made over the last year are finally starting to pay off like I always dreamed that it would.
I won’t go into much details about that just yet.. it still doesn’t seem that long ago from when I posted my “Completely Broke in Thailand” video. It’s been … exactly 10 months since that day and in 2 months I’ll be making a follow up video and I’m really excited about the huge turn around. From Busto to Robosto… well maybe, I’ll be posting that video in 2 months.
In the Florida Everglades national park, researchers recaptured what is now the biggest snake ever caught in America. The huge Burmese python was 17 feet 7 inches long and weight exactly 164.5 pounds.
They originally caught the snake and put tracers on it earlier this year. They re caught it and killed it so they can study more about these Burmese pythons and what they are doing in the area.
Massive Python found in Florida
The snake had 87 eggs inside of it, which also broke a US record for most eggs by 2, as the previous record was 85. This makes me sad that they are killing snakes but at the same time I can understand how there is a mass over population of these Burmese pythons in the Everglades region and they are killing all of the animals as a report stated a 90% drop in the small mammal population. That’s pretty crazy!
So what do you guys think… should they kill all of these snakes or is there another way?
Abigail and Brittany’s new reality show starts in a couple of weeks. August 28th to be exact and will air on TLC.
I was impressed with their softball swing. Can you imagine gripping the bat with one arm, then someone else grabbing it with their opposite arm and then you try swinging the bat and actually making contact. Impressive.
And good form too, looks like their lower half was driving the ball as well. A lefty swing and lefty throwing arm, I wonder if they switch it around?