Thailand

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The Ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Photos

by Joseph Ellis January 12, 2015

Three magnificent bell shaped stupas in white and grey stood firm under the blistering heat of the unforgiving Ayutthya weather. We walked around them, up their steep stairs and through their narrow passageways. They have stood the test of time even after it was destroyed and looted by Burmese conquerors in 1767. Wat Phra Si Sanphet now in ruins, was […]

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Eating Paella in Bangkok

by Rosemarie John December 16, 2014

Have you ever gone somewhere to do something and end up doing something else? We sure did. We took the Metro down to Chatuchak Weekend Market for some shopping, but after some 45 minutes of walking through the maze like alleys ways of the market in extreme humidity, we lost all yearning to shop. As we stumbled out of a […]

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Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam

by Rosemarie John December 2, 2013

Photo Story – Wat Lokayasutharam Known to the locals as Phra Buddha Sai Yat, this 37 meters long reclining Buddha is all that is left of a once royal temple. Many people still place offerings in a make-shift alter in front of the statue. Buddha’s head is resting on a lotus and at the opposite end of his body, his […]

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Holiday Inn Express Bangkok – Smartly Convenient

by Rosemarie John November 22, 2013

As a traveller you sometimes ask yourself, “Why can’t I find a hotel that is simple which has most comforts of a luxury hotel and yet reasonably priced?” Honestly most of us who visit a bustling city hardly have time to enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool or sample the many amenities most luxury hotels have to offer these days. We […]

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Off the Beaten Path Thailand – Wat Phu Khao Thong

by Joseph Ellis November 15, 2013

It was our maiden trip to Bangkok and we decided to explore Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Our first stop after a 2 hour ride in a stuffy van brought us to Wat Phu Khao Thong, a stupa or chedi as it is called in Thai built in 1387. If you’ve seen Borobudur, then this monument may not […]

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