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Posts from the ‘Thailand’ Category

A Visit To Wat Po

I’m so lucky to be living in Bangkok. It’s a city that inspires no matter where you look. Last weekend I did a day trip to the stunning Wat Po Temple purely for the pleasure of photographing. I  came away with a few nice shots that I’d like to share.

If you’re a photographer and haven’t taken any photographs this week – get out in the world for a few hours and take some shots. I think you’ll be surprised and delighted by what you discover when your sole purpose is just to take pictures.

And if you’re not a photographer, do something else creative. Get away from your computer for a while. Get creative – cook, paint, play guitar – you’ll enjoy it and you will have added a little bit of inspiration to your day.

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The Sak Yant – Divine Art

Sak Yant Tattoo Master, Ajahn Neng, sits comfortably in lotus position on a raised wooden platform.  His white cotton singlet covers his completely inked torso.  Still visible are the geometric designs and perfectly reproduced animals on his arms and around his neck. He closes his eyes and starts to chant.

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Island Hopping

Nothing beats the sun soaking into your skin and the taste of salt on your lips

The journey begins

Sometimes there's just water as far as the eye can see

I see heaven in the never ending blue

And every now and then we pass a rocky outcrop

remnants of ancient lands in the rocky outcrops

untold stories shout out from secret beaches

untold stories shout out from hidden beaches

ready to unload the luggage

I am alone

and yet not really alone,  other travelers are making their own way

while others map their own way

a pier landing

it’s time to stop

bamboo bungalows, the simple life

contemplation through simple living

and at the end of the day, it's always another island and another elegant sunset

each day ending elegantly

A Walk to Work in Bangkok

Walking out of the Sofitel So Hotel after my early morning gym session the first thing I notice is the warmth.  After the air conditioned coolness of the hotel, the heat wraps me up.  Then I notice the bicycles, motorbikes, cars, taxis, and tuk tuks driving past.  Noises from everywhere… the chugging from motorbike exhausts, car horns, black crows cawing overhead. Everyone is on their way to work, Read more

Chinese New Year in Mae Rim

Discovering Thailand

Thailand is a truly fantastic place to live.  It is always warm, the people are always smiling, the food is always delicious, and there are always interesting places to visit and explore.  It’s the destination of choice for many people from all around the world, and now receives over 22 million tourists a year.  The number of tourists continues to increase year on year, with the most recent number a 15% increase on the year before.

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Living in Thailand

Life in Thailand is fabulous.  Warm weather, smiling people. inexpensive and tasty food, and temples everywhere.  I love it!