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Hong Kong 2016 – a brighter outlook.

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Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai

For Thais, visiting a distant province invariably means visiting some of the more famous or sacred wats of the district to make merit so I was taken along on a grand tour of some of Northern Thailand’s temples….again. Continue reading

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The temples of Bagan

After the kings of ancient Bagan converted to Buddhism they began a frenzy of temple building from the 11th to 13th century, constructing over 3000 stupas, chedis, and temples in that time before the city was apparently abandoned because of … Continue reading

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A quick update – dateline Yangon

To repeat a Kipling quote from my last post, This is Burma, and it is quite unlike any place you know about I am in Yangon now, where the Internet is slightly above snail pace, so time for an update … Continue reading

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Wat Sothon, Chachoengsao

The other week a couple of friends of mine went to “tham buun” (make merit) at Wat Sothon, in a town called Chachoengsao about 90 minutes drive from Bangkok, and asked if I wanted to come along for the ride … Continue reading

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Eating and walking through the “Village of Love”

One of the oldest and most cosmopolitan districts of this cosmopolitan city is Bang Rak, the Village of Love. Although there is another theory that it was originally named after the rak tree (which sounds the same but is spelled … Continue reading

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