Silent Sunday: Thai Beach

The lights have gone out and a lone visitor to the Shrine looks out over the waves. Early morning on the beach at Thailand at one of the many shrines along the water. Local people come here to leave offerings to the Lord Buddha, in the form of lotus flowers, small portions of cooked rice, … Continue reading Silent Sunday: Thai Beach

10-Day Travel Photo Challenge

Thanks to my namesake Marie, at Hops, Skips and Jumps for the nomination. The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel picture for each day and nominating another ten blogger - That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, 10 nominations, and 0 explanations! Some of my favourites you may have seen before but I'll do my … Continue reading 10-Day Travel Photo Challenge

One Word Sunday: History

The Grand Palace, Bangkok Linked to One Word Sunday here. In January 2004 the grandson of the then King of Thailand, King Bhumibol, was killed in the tsunami that swept through much of S.E. Asia. Born Bhumi Jensen in 1983, he was the son of the King's eldest daughter, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya and her former American … Continue reading One Word Sunday: History

SILENT SUNDAY: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK, THAILAND.

Only the Singing Bamboos It actually was a Sunday and the silence was all enveloping, as was the humidity. I had to turn back after half an hour as I couldn't cope with the perspiration dripping into my eyes, the mozzies, the dampness all around me and the general feeling of too much growth and … Continue reading SILENT SUNDAY: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK, THAILAND.

Thailand: Anticipation and Preparations

Our trips to Thailand were not sudden decisions but a given: we knew we would go to Thailand every year, spend time with good friends, travel in the country, venture outside it, and have new experiences, so the anticipation was tied up with warm thoughts of friendships renewed and meals shared again. Group photograph after … Continue reading Thailand: Anticipation and Preparations

Thailand – Before mass tourism

This photograph is about ten years old. I rediscovered it when searching for something else. Erecting scaffolding in Thailand, many years ago. Seldom seen nowadays. At the time as I took this photograph I remember photographing monkeys playing on the telephone wires that rang from pole to pole along the street and musing on the … Continue reading Thailand – Before mass tourism

A Short Story About a Bear

Delving into my photo box today I chanced upon these pictures and as there is a tale to tell about them, I give it to you here. Once upon a time in Thailand, there was a baby bear who, for a short time, lived near a friend of mine with a couple who had been … Continue reading A Short Story About a Bear