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My Favorite Monk

This is my favorite monk and my favorite picture I have taken of a monk. I know this monk, a little bit. I know more about him than I know him. I like the picture, he looks old, like he … Continue reading

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Red Shirt “protest” February 19, 2011

The red shirts returned to Ratchaprasong today, I live only a ten minute walk away. After having my street closed to traffic and all activity for over 2 weeks last year by the red shirts protest, I cannot say it … Continue reading

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Thailand and Cambodia Fighting, February 4, 2011

Yes, two Buddhist countries are fighting over disputed land- the disputed land centers around, of all things, a temple (Preah Vihear Temple). The BKK Post reports two people were killed in over 2 hours of fighting yesterday with both sides … Continue reading

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Christmas has arrived in Bangkok

The big mango is decorated…..

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Only in Bangkok? Something you might not see anywhere else

I was out walking on Rachadamri Street this morning- around 7:45 a.m. It is common to see Monks out for morning alms about this time, generally morning alms take place from 5:30 a.m. to around 8:00 a.m. What is not … Continue reading

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May 26: Bangkok on the mend- Lumpini Park Opens & 1,000 Monks

Bangkok is quickly getting back to normal. Street food is back (thank you!), traffic is back, construction noises and motorbikes zipping everywhere are back.  Public transit is running, I am struggle through nightly Thai classes once again. Massive numbers of … Continue reading

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Alms for Monks

With protests in Bangkok and slinging of blood dominating the news headlines and “are you okay” emails filling my inbox, I thought it best to write a bit about some of the great parts of being in Thailand and the … Continue reading

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Bangkok: Facts and Figures

Information I found interesting about my new home: Bangkok was founded by Rama I in 1782 and is known to Thais as Krung Themp, which means City of Angels. Krung Themp is shortened form of Bangkok’s full name- the full … Continue reading

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A Visit to Wat Hau Lamphong

Today I visited Wat Hau Lamphong to see the Wat and temple. In Thai Buddhism a Wat is a sacred area/district that houses monks and a temple; it is an entire collection of buildings that usually has a temple in … Continue reading

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Erawan Shrine

Over the past year I have viewed the Erawan Shrine from the BTS Skytrain a minimum of 40times, it cannot be ignored. The shrine is located on one of the busiest intersections in Bangkok- the corner of Sukhumvit and Phloen … Continue reading

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