Domicile

Everyone needs somewhere to live, right ?¬†Somewhere where they can feel at home, do their own thing and safely store their belongings, relax, sleep, cook, entertain friends and hopefully not watch too much TV (see a later post about this). "Home is where the heart is". It takes me a long time to feel at... Continue Reading →

Monkhood

Becoming a Buddhist Monk for a period of time is something that every Thai man is expected to do. I had the opportunity to ordain as a monk at a forest temple in Surin province for a week. It was a life altering experience as I temporarily "gave up" my worldly possessions - and my... Continue Reading →

Wat Sawang Arom

This is a temple near to Nakhon Chaisi just outside of Bangkok, Thailand. The temple seems to be dedicated to some quite unusual deities and also performs the function of dealing with spiritual refuse or waste. There are broken boats here and other disused objects which cannot be simply disposed of because of "attached spirits".... Continue Reading →

Trusting People

I stopped by the roadside in a remote mountainous region of Thailand and asked this man what he was collecting and putting in his pickup. He told me they were nice berries that are edible. I had never seen these before. He ate some them offered some to me. Basic education says "never accept sweets... Continue Reading →

Community Lunch

Yes there is such a thing as a a free lunch! At Shekina Garden in Pai, Thailand every Sunday at 1pm. This lovely Christian community offers free, partially home grown, vegetarian food followed by live acoustic music. The event is very well attended and the feeling of community is really strong with young and old... Continue Reading →

Cacao Ceremony

The Cacao Ceremony held by the wonderful Charlie Wilson was held at the lovely Reem's magical house located in a forest beside a river in Pai, Thailand. The ceremony consisted of guided meditation and drinking of Cacao drink to call the spirit of Cacao to open our hearts and connect us with Earth and Cosmic... Continue Reading →

Chiangmai to Pai

by motorcycle (in England it would be viewed as a moped or a scooter). Having done the trip a few times by minibus I decided to drive myself the 120km of which 82km consists of 762 steep switchback hairpin bends on a narrow road connecting the two cities. The route is famous for car sickness... Continue Reading →

Boxing Match

It all starts in the kitchen with Mom: A good meal is essential and plenty of sleep during the day since the match takes place during the night when the weather is finally cool enough: The match begins with a ceremony called "Wai Kru" which pays respect to the trainer and spirits. I was honoured... Continue Reading →

Kanchanaburi

The Thai city of Kanchanaburi is famous for the "Bridge Over the River Kwai" which also became the title of a film showing how the bridge and railway line were constructed under devastating conditions during WW2. Instead of a photo of the bridge, I show you one of the many cemeteries dedicated to those tens... Continue Reading →

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