Tara & I went for a weekend trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap on Christmas. It takes around an hour to get out of the Bangkok Metropolitan Area and than another three hours to the Thai-Cambodian Border Poipet. The road is very modern, there is not much traffic and scenic nature is just stunning! (more…)
Songkran (Thai New Year water festival) is everywhere right now and for about a week it is quite hard to stay dry.
In the last few days I tried out the ‘GoPro’ HD video cam (which is waterproof) for a Songkran story. I took some footage in my neighborhood Huay Kwang and on Khaosan Road. Here are some still pics of my footage…
According to Thailand’s calendar it is New Year again and people preparing for several days of celebration! It is actually the first time I am spending in Bangkok during the Thai New Year. Last year I was quite busy with the protests in Bangkok and the year before I celebrated in Laos (German) which shares the same moon oriented calendar.
Besides the rising Halloween trend in Thailand there is an interesting part about Thai culture; The myths and stories about ghosts and spirits. Thailand’s Culture and Design Center (TCDC) at the Emporium Mall has a great exhibition on ghosts and spirits in Thailand and Asia right now. (more…)