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Phay-Am Going to Miss this Place

Picking up from where we left off in Koh Phayam – Part 1, “Phay-Am So Excited!”…

…The following day, still in possession of the moped we explored the ‘pier’ side of the Island. 984 more words


"The Crazy American"

I mentioned one of my favorite experiences was meeting the monks.  Meeting Bob was another phenomenal experience. He arrived over 30 years ago on a humanitarian mission and never left!  144 more words

One Word Challenge: Saffron

Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice because of the immense amount of delicate hand labour required for a mere ounce.

Back when hand labour was used for everything and consequently less costly, saffron was used for dyeing cloth, especially those of Buddhist monks, hence the phrase ‘saffron robes’.

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Chiang Mai temple life

I became a bit obsessed with photographing monks while in Thailand.  Almost stalker-like. These gentle holy men are wonderful subjects, but they also lead surprisingly normal lives.  61 more words


A Thai Housewarming

My host mom, Jam, slumped into the hammock the second she got home Sunday night, the one stretched out in a space between the parked truck and the dining table outside, exhausted from two days of a family event. 770 more words