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Just a little “postcard photo” in black and white of a fishing boat patiently waiting during low tide in Chumphon, Thailand. This is the spot where you take the ferry boat to head out to Koh Samui, our last destination during our bike tour with Beyond Boundaries Travel to rest and unwind. These fishing boats [...]
Dusky Leaf Monkeys, also known as Spectacled Langur Monkeys are gentle primates found in the south of Thailand. We encountered some of these awesome wild monkeys on an interesting bike tour from Bangkok to Chumporn courtesy of Beyond Boundaries Travel (which I recommend). They were just sitting in the shade waiting for their primate cousins (that’d be [...]
~~oOo~~ I wanted to post a different shot today, a different style of what I usually post. I have always been a fan of B&W shots, especially street shots in monochrome. I never really posted much (I do have some, check out the Black and White tag) but I was wondering if you people enjoy it [...]
A minimalistic shot of a Koh Samui seascape I took at the end of my bike tour in the South of Thailand with Beyond Boundaries Travel.
Well, not exactly from the clouds, but from an airplane window, above the clouds. I got this nice view of Krung Thep (the real name of Bangkok in Thai, short version) while flying from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai. I was on my way back home after a week of biking tour in the South [...]
I took this shot of an old lady preparing flower bouquets before selling them in the streets near the Ping River in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I also like the contrast between the old working woman and the young men napping in the background (it was around 10am). I am wondering if I shouldn’t just continue [...]
A beautiful shot of the setting sun behind the mountains around Chiang Mai in Thailand.
Ghostly visitors roaming around the stalls in Chiang Mai’s Warorot market, Thailand.
Buddha statuettes are present everywhere in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This one was for sale at the Saturday Walking Street Market with many traditional Thai products and tableware. It was taken during an improvised Photo Walk with some Couchsurfers I met earlier during the day. ~~oOo~~ Quick Tips: Try to pay attention to the different colors [...]
Songkran is an awesome celebration and fun for all ages. Kids are especially ecstatic during the Thai New Year as they are allowed to stay out all day and splash everyone (bonus points for farangs/foreigners) with guns and buckets without being scolded. Here’s a mini-photo essay featuring the Children of Songkran (yes, I know it [...]
How do you fill a bucket to throw on passers-by during Songkran in Chiang Mai? Right in the moat!
~~oOo~~ Songkran is the traditional New Year in the Thai Calendar. It is celebrated usually between the 13th to the 15th of April (often a few days before and after too). Songkran is also known as a massive water fight festival especially famous in Chiang Mai, North of Thailand. Thais and foreigners roam around the [...]
~~oOo~~ (Reminder: Click on Photo to view a better size for your screen if too big) In Thailand, Buddhist temples often have bells made of brass or bronze hanging from frameworks of wood or metal. Unlike the gongs in temples that are used to wake up monks and announce prayer times, these bells are used [...]
The rainy season shouldn’t be here yet, it usually starts late North of Thailand. However, cloudy skies and thunderstorms decided to invite themselves earlier in Chiang Mai, giving us beautiful skies and dramatic sunsets.
~~oOo~~ The musical scene in Chiang Mai is really good. There are many young bands playing in different bars every night. Some are really talented and others just make you want to rip your ears off and go drown in the moat. I once went to a popular bar alone to chill out and maybe [...]
This shot was taken at Wat Pan Tao inside the old city in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The monk was waiting at the door observing a couple of tourists arguing with a tuk tuk driver. I noticed the Buddha statue in the background, shining in the dark so I had to take the photo. ~~oOo~~ Quick [...]
~~oOo~~ Feeding pigeons seems to be a favorite pastime of locals and farangs (foreigners) in Thailand. In the only park of the old city in Chiang Mai, many people chill out soaking the sun and buy bags of pet food to feed both pigeons and the fish in the ponds. As a result, pigeons are [...]
This shot was taken in one of the many temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The golden circle behind Buddha‘s statue made it look like it had a halo around his head. PS: Sorry this update is a little short, I’m still in bed recovering from a flu with high fever. Normal posts should be back [...]
~~oOo~~ Here’s another shot of the Yao Hill Tribe (also known as the Mien tribe) near Chiang Mai, North of Thailand. This lady was trying to remain serious during the shoot but ended up giggling then burst into laughter. That was a lovely moment. I also like their traditional outfit with the super bright red [...]
The Chedi Luang Temple (Wat Chedi Luang) is one of the most famous temples inside the old city of Chiang Mai in Thailand, especially known for the old imposing stupa. The construction of Wat Chedi Luang began in the 14th century and was completed in the mid-15th century. At that time, the chedi was about [...]
~~oOo~~ This is a shot of the “Super Moon” rising behind a hotel seen from my rooftop in Chiang Mai, North of Thailand. Yes.. This is a SUPER moon.. Did you expect anything else? Did you believe all the hype about the moon being so close to Earth it’ll appear monstrously big and bright and will probably [...]
In Thailand, the weather from February until May is considered to be the hottest. The temperatures are usually above 30C (above 90F) and many young backpackers just wander around shirtless showing their white pecs (and beer belly) to all the single ladies out there (go home, please). However, in the past few days, Thailand has [...]
During a visit to one of the most peculiar temples in Chiang Mai (more on this temple another time), I noticed a statue of Ganesh, one of the most worshiped gods in the Hindu religion represented with an Elephant head, a big belly and four arms. Ganesh is also known as Ekadanta, “the lord who has only one [...]