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Phrae Muang Phi: Phrae’s Ghost City

  Sticking with the theme of random whims and legends, I headed north from Bangkok to the town of Phrae. Overall, it was mostly un-noteworthy except for a scene from a fringed postcard I came across in the back alleys… Continue Reading →

Phrae and the Temple of the Industrial Buddha

On the outskirts of the Northern Thailand town of Phrae are a number of fairly remote and beautiful temples dotting the countryside. One in particular stood out though, not because it was overly attractive, but because its scale stood out… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Stone

Given my interest in archaeology, this topic was a difficult one for me to narrow down a single photo or locale for.  Most ruins in any part of the world still standing today are built of hearty stones which have… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Architecture

On a recent long weekend to the Western Thailand border town of Sangkhlaburi, I got a showcase of an intriguing intermingling of architectural styles. Sangkhlaburi is actually 3 towns. There is the modern Thai town, which has a more rustic… Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

An escape.  Or rather, an attempted escape. On a trip completely paid for by my employer, I was shuttled off to the north of Thailand for a long weekend.  The highlight of the trip for me was to be in… Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

While the ruins of Sukhothai are very well known among travelers of Thailand, around it existed several satellite cities, which are lesser known.  Among these is Kamphaeng Phet, a fairly pleasant riverside town built directly alongside the old Sukhothai-style ruins…. Continue Reading →

Into the Northern Mountains: Chiang Mai Trek – Day 2

← Day One   A preluded apology: I took many, many pictures of the following events. However, somewhere in between riding in the truck back to Chiang Mai and returning to Julie Guest House, I lost it along with all… Continue Reading →

Into the Northern Mountains: Chiang Mai Trek – Day 1

Day Two →   A preluded apology: I took many, many pictures of the following events. However, somewhere in between riding in the truck back to Chiang Mai and returning to Julie Guest House, I lost it along with all… Continue Reading →

The Eightfold Path Underground – the Forest Tunnels of Wat Umong

“With each day passing, what have you been doing?” – Buddha quote at Wat Umong At the base of Doi Suthep is another temple that is unlike any others I have seen in Thailand.  Taking a left off of the… Continue Reading →

To the Mountaintop Temple: Wat Doi Suthep

“A willful man will have his way . . .” -sign on the path up Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep So it probably wasn’t the smartest idea to rent and ride a motorbike up a mountainside when I have never ridden… Continue Reading →

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