Often we’re following the paths that have been laid before us by countless travelers eternalized in Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor testimonials, mirroring our diverse motivations of traveling. Still, the majority of information and experiences is still rather mainstream and lots of the cool, creative and meaningful stuff doesn’t find its way onto the digital highway which is both good and bad. Tourism is still after all the decades of promoting temples and beaches very much focused on destinations rather than lifestyles and human connections. Destinations play of course an important role as they should provide a great environment representative of an area’s natural and cultural assets but the real value add lies in being connected to the way of life and amazing people. Like us, lots of people in Thailand want to connect to the world whether through traveling or having the opportunity to meet travelers. We want to learn and be inspired. We want to see and do new things or see and do old things in new ways. That’s what we try to achieve by designing experiences in unique places, with amazing people to connect to local life-styles and stories. We love being creative in what we’re doing so we can create something fun and meaningful that allows us to connect to likeminded people. One aspect of Thailand experiences lies in the music and art and the people behind it. Art and music can capture our perception of a place, it reflects our outlooks and attitudes towards life. The way we travel, the way of living our lives can be an art form in itself. The beauty of our country, our culture and our people inspired us to become artists in connecting those aspects to create not tours but experiences that let you immerse and understand Thailand from a different angle. An angle that stimulates our senses, minds and hearts and leaves us with friends, higher awareness, inspiration and the consciousness to have contributed to the greater visions, hopes and aspirations of individuals and communities.
Pee Or is one of those people, whose attitude and vision for Suan Pueng make him a vanguard in this popular weekend trip destination 3 hours west of Bangkok. Local music was the first form to draw Bangkokians to venues. As more people trickle into Suan Pueng, organizers start to change and music by local artists is being replaced by mainstream music from Bangkok, even boasting super stars to sell more tickets. Pee Or aims to go back to the roots by doing what he does best sharing his art and building a creative refuge in an amazing piece of land. Being surrounded by high-end resorts catering to upper-class Thais and a culture of money his vision and work is a tonic and an antidote to the pervading business attitudes of money above all else. The opening of his gallery was not an ostentatious ceremony with local officials, media and VIPs but the traditional severing of the ribbon to mark the opening was done by an eight year old girl from the hill-tribe refugees. Pee Or is an includer who wants to create an educational and inspirational space for those kids sidelined by society. He’s a mentor who provides young artists with guidance and inspiration and young musicians opportunities to perform in front of audiences. He is not a business partner but a brother with whom we want to bring together cultures in the backdrop of stunning locations and our shared values. The V-Art and Reggae festival on May 3rd is one of our projects in which we want to connect art, music, travel and purpose to create a community of cultural creatives and to experience Thailand outside the box. For more information and details of the event email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 085 – 8339218 or click on the link below: