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Sai Sin, the lucky white string
In Thailand you often see a white cord tied around a person’s wrist, or tied to a new building, or a new car ! This is a form of blessing, wishing for good fortune in the future. The other night … Continue reading
Posted in Issaan, Thailand Tagged Buddhism, Issaan, Muang Samsip, Thailand Leave a comment
A photowalk to Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen.
Earlier this month I went on a photowalk with the “Bangkok Photographers” Facebook group heading from Talat Phlu BTS station in the (very general and roundabout) direction of Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen via the back streets of Bangkok Yai, on … Continue reading
Posted in Explorations, Photography, Thailand, Travel Tagged bangkok, Buddhism, photography, photowalk, religion, Thailand 2 Comments
“Tak Bat” (alms giving, Luang Prabang, Laos)
Posted in Laos, Photography, Travel, Travel Tagged Buddhism, Laos, Luang Prabang Leave a comment
Hong Kong 2016 – a brighter outlook.
A trip to some of he temples of Hong Kong Continue reading
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Phi Ta Khon, the video
After 6 weeks of postponing, prevaricating and generally being lazy, I have finally finished editing the video that I took at the “Ghost festival” at Dan Sai. drum roll please ……
Posted in Events, Explorations, Thailand, Travel, Uncategorized Tagged animism, Buddhism, Dan Sai, festivals, ghost festival, Loei, Thailand 1 Comment
Phi Ta Khon, the “Ghost Festival” of Dan Sai.
As you will have read from the last couple of posts, I have been up north lately, mainly for the Phi Ta Khon festival held last week in Dan Sai, in Loei province. This festival has been held for hundreds … Continue reading
Posted in Events, Explorations, Photography, Thailand, Travel Tagged animism, Buddhism, Dan Sai, fertility rites, festival, ghost festival, Loei, phi ta khon, Thailand 5 Comments