Category: Thailand

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Chinese New Year in Bangkok

Over the past five years, I managed to see a number of celebrations of Chinese new year in Bangkok. While similar to some degree to the traditional Chinese festival, they differ too. Indeed, the Thai version has a more marked Buddhist flavor to it. Of course, this goes together with the Thai syncretism and the […]

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Girls with Krathong

Loy Krathong: from spiritual festival to a Thai Valentine

This week-end, Loy Krathong took place in Thailand amidst a slew of restrictions by the Thai Junta. In recent years, Loy Krathong evolved from a spiritual festival to a Thai Valentine day. Origins of Loy Krathong As many things in Thai history, the origins of Loy Krathong are murky at best. It is a festival […]

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Crane on sunset

Bangkok: How a mall was built

The start of the project This project started when I was living in Bangkok, in the posh area of Thonglor at soi 17. Just next door to my condo, in 2013, they started destroying an old house to make way for a new construction. As I had an unparalleled view from above, I decided to […]

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Handicraft at Nahim instagram café in Bangkok

The Nahim Café: an instagram cafe in Bangkok

People start a business, then try to make it instagram-worthy. Nahim cafe started the other way around. It was originally an instagram handicraft business, before becoming the Nahim café: an instagram cafe in Bangkok. The decoration and the handicraft exposed in the café alone, do justify a visit, and while the food and coffee are […]

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Christmas girls

Street Photography: Bangkok girls

Bangkok girls over the years Having lived for several years in Bangkok, I must say that I was gifted with a nice opportunity to take pics of pretty ladies almost at every turn, if we may speak this way. For street photography, Bangkok girls are a gift that keeps giving. If you ever felt that […]

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Ekkarat drum manufacturing village in Thailand: a unique experience

In a previous post, I talked about Wat Sanam Chai, in the province of Suphanburi. When you are there or in Ayutthaya, it does not take much time, to go to Ekkarat drum manufacturing village. This village is unique in that there are a number of traditional drum-making craft shops which still go on making […]

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Chiang Mai Sunday market

One of the main attractions for tourists in Chiang Mai is certainly its  Sunday night market. Sprawling across Rachadamnoen road, this market offers both, the occasion of seeing some real Thai craft, as well as a very lively and beautiful atmosphere. So, if you are in Chiang Mai, don’t miss visiting that market!

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Pink Elephant in Ayutthaya

The plight of elephants in Thailand

A long silence finally broken After a long persisting silence, finally a study was carried out on the mistreatment of elephants in Thailand. While many tourists love to ride elephants as an attraction (the main place for this being the Elephant kraal in Ayutthaya), few know that to get pliable animals who accept to let […]

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