During my 2-week stay in the village I spent some time in the studio. It was wonderful to have that space to work in and inspiration was flowing well! Reflecting on my time there, I feel as though Sam Rit Residency was a beautiful experience that I will remember always.
The highlight of my Sam Rit stay happened within the first 15 minutes of being in the village. After meeting up with the lovely Elysha and traveling back to the village from Bangkok with her and another good friend, we came up on the residency gate. It was around 9pm and as you can image, it was very dark. The front gate was locked and after Elysha unlocked everything for us we just began cozying in before she offered a tour of the place. We began walking around the front of the house when the security light flashed on and suddenly I looked up to see a big bright white smile with a beard and a bit of an afro just between the hedge and a frangipani tree… It shocked me still and all I could do was point while looking at this face and back at Elysha who had a huge grin or her face and my friend Tina who thought I was afraid of a toad on the foot path. I managed to let out a “no Tina, look!” when she finally realized it was Jeyan. While still shocked and not moving, he walked up to me gave me and hug a proposed immediately. Lets just say it was a happy ending and we are now looking forward to a wedding soon.
I spent my time in Sam Rit with all these beautiful people exploring, seeing sights, tasting delicious food, smelling all kinds of things, feeling the nature around me, and definitely hearing lots of new different and wonderful sounds.
I would definitely recommend going and spending time at the Sam Rit Residency to anyone who is keen to have a real Thai experience. Wonderful facilities, great support/people, and an all round lovely time!