Gone with the fire

Glistening with sweat and heat, their dark bodies moved, whirled, bent, and twisted in harmony with the glow of roaring flames, I immediately became immersed into the art of fire spinning. With their faces and bodies deeply concentrated, the fire-spinners threw exploding fire balls in the air; whirled the fiery baton, creating hauntingly beautiful, thick halos around their bodies; and rhythmically spun the chains of fire in their hands to create illusions in the night sky. I’ve heard about fire spinning and saw some shows before but it wasn’t until I saw this amazing group of young fire dancers at Woody’s bar on Koh Phi Phi island when I fell in love with the music of my eyes. I cannot describe enough how beautiful the fire dancers were–it’s something you’ll have to see for yourself!

In the past week, Mallory and I’ve been island hopping and I loved each one of them…Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi, and Koh Phangan all have their own touch but I admit I love Koh Phi Phi the most.  The Full Moon party on Koh Phangan was a blast although I must admit it’s overrated with too many drunk people =P 

Mallory and I bid our farewells to the southern part of Thailand and to Holly (it was so wonderful to see her again) and are currently relaxing at this awesome guy Samart’s house in Chiang Mai.  Trekking with elephants, hanging out with tigers at tiger temple, exploring the long necked village, and mediating at the temple–this week is going to be a great one!

~ by aeolianrose on October 15, 2011.

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