• Robyn Carlton
  • 23 Years Old
  • From Oakville, ON, CAN
  • Currently living in Hua Hin, Thailand


Blogging (writing) and Photography!


I have been blogging since December and I took an interest in photography when I was in grade 9 (2008/9)


I chose to start blogging because I feel that every single day flies by while living abroad and I want to be able to remember all of the best moments, as well as have the opportunity to share my experiences with family and friends back home!

I enjoy sharing my photography on social media because I want to open others eyes to the beauty that lies around the world. I want to inspire others to leave their home country and explore the cultures and traditions of others.


Oh goodness, as if I could choose just one. Can it be a meal? Maybe a full day meal plan?

I have to say that I miss avocado on sprout toast with a slice of tomato and a poached egg for breakfast. I definitely miss burritos and nachos. In Thailand, however, I have discovered my love for Tom Yum soup and Kra Pao Kai Dao (Fried Egg ontop)


Starting January 30th I will be doing an in-class TESOL course here in Thailand to obtain my certification to teach English. Currently, however, I just enjoy being on the beach reading books galore, or lazing around at home watching Netflix and working out (the occasional time)


I really want to travel the surrounding areas of Thailand – Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, etc. But I also really want to travel to South Africa. I met my boyfriend here in Thailand, he is from South Africa, and I have heard the most amazing things about SA. The photos look beautiful and the food is apparently absolutely to die for. Definitely on my list of places I need to travel to!


I want to share my craft because I want others to know what is possible. I came to Thailand thinking that I would only be partaking in a 3-month internship, traveling for a month, and then heading home to my normal life routine. As soon as I had spent 2 weeks in Thailand, I knew that I wanted to stay here for much longer. The company I interned for was a company that placed English teachers throughout Thailand, and I was absolutely inspired after working with and speaking to these individuals. I want to share my experiences and the photographs of the breathtaking temples, mosques, sunsets, etc. and inspire others to get out there and explore this beautiful world we live in.


I just graduated from the University of Guelph in April 2016 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Family & Child Studies. I had obtained a job working in the child psychiatric inpatient unit at a hospital in my town and discovered that it just wasn’t for me. Moving to Thailand was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am happier than I have ever been before, I feel less anxiety and depression on a day to day basis, and I feel I will truly be making a difference in peoples lives. I have the opportunity to teach English to children around Thailand and help them grow and develop. I’m not sure what my long term goals are quite yet, but I definitely know that there are many places on this side of the world that I absolutely want to explore. I love getting enveloped in the culture of each town I visit. I felt that I was not going to get the opportunity to just take a break and do something I would really enjoy. I went straight in to university from high school and straight in to my ‘big girl job’ from university. Moving to Thailand allowed me to explore myself and figure out what I really want to do at this time in my life.

I have an absolute dog obsession – I quite miss my little pudgy pug Lucky back home – although all of the loving street dogs here help mend my heart. The dogs here, although some may be struggling, just want some love, attention, and food.

I absolutely hate the cold – hence why I boycotted Canada’s rough winter – and I am soaking up all of the lovely sweatiness that comes with the humidity and overall heat here in Thailand. I couldn’t be happier living a 5-minute walk from the white sand, blue water beach down the road.

Follow Robyn here or on Instagram @robyncarlton 🙂


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