Boxing School

I spent some time paying regular visits to a Muaythai boxing camp on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. It was funded by donations and winnings from boxing matches. Training was tough but it kept the guys busy and fit: Time was needed to recuperate: One exercise involved dragging a lorry tyre through the streets !:... Continue Reading →

Pi Ta Khon

This festival is celebrated in the village of Dansai in Loei Province, Thailand in June every year. It's all about ghosts. Some people are afraid to go there. A huge crowd still goes and the place comes alive with a wonderful party atmosphere punctuated by clanging and crashing costumes. Read more about it here.

Lersi or Ruesi

In Thailand there is a hermit tradition ฤาษี whose followers are not easy to find. They are seen as healers or shamans and are sometimes feared although their services are sometimes required. You can see the typical dress from the photo The man on the right in the photo had what looked like a skin melanoma... Continue Reading →

Boxing Camp

Also known as boxing school or boxing gym (ค่ายมวย) is where the ancient art of Muaythai boxing (มวยไทย) is learnt. I am always on the lookout for old-style outdoor boxing schools such as the one in the photo, so please let me know if you know of one.

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