YOUNG & FREE
Three favourite destinations chosen by avid traveller
and artist “Pam” Priya Sangkhachinda (@pamisdinosaur) who loves film photography
and enjoys viewing destinations through her unique perspective
STORY: TAWAN KONKAEW
NAOSHIMa iSLAND, JAPAN
I want to recommend a place that anyone can go to, but with a new perspective. Most people who visit Japan would go to Tokyo or Osaka, but I prefer Naoshima, which is just a short train ride from Osaka and another boat ride away. Naoshima Island is an art hub with many cool galleries and sculptures, including the famous yellow pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama, as well as Teshima Art Museum which is a minimal museum that art lovers and photography lovers must check out. The day I visited this museum was one of the happiest days of my trip to Japan.
SEouL, SOUTH KOREA
When I go to South Korea, I think of food. Usually, I don’t really snack during the day, but while in Seoul, I feel that the food is delicious and familiar. Thai people like barbecue, and I would like to recommend their burger because it’s very delicious. I had so many burgers on that trip. If you want to take a walk, go to Garosugil, which is a popular place. There are cool shops and cute cafés to check out, and it’s not as crowded as other shopping spots. It also looks great in photos and you can explore the area without getting tired of it.
When thinking of Italy, I think of many places in Lombardy, which is just an hour from Milan. I can’t remember all the places, but I still remember how I felt. I went there with my sister’s host family, and with local people showing me the way, I got to see how real Italian people lived. There’s art in every element, and in the late afternoon, they would come out to mix and mingle. Authentic Italian food is very delicious! In summer, you can enjoy the sunlight and read a book just like in the movie Call Me by Your Name, which was filmed here.