Nantaram Temple and the Story of Mother Earth

20131224_135345 (600x800)On the southern side of Chiang Mai, just beyond the moat in the area of Wualai and Nantaram Roads, lies a beautiful but little known temple called Wat Nantaram. Long ago, this temple was a focal point for the craftspeople who lived in the surrounding district. Among them were silversmiths, metal workers – who produced bells and Buddha images – and other skilled people who made lacquerware boxes, trays and containers. Continue reading

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Postcards from Spain and Portugal: Street Performers

Trip MapOne of the delights of my recent trip through Spain and Portugal this August were the very talented street performers we came across. Posted mainly in strategic tourist spots, they came in all forms and varieties, some of whom really took my breath away while others surprised me. Here are a few of the ones that stood out among the many. Continue reading

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Fly Asia With Regular Carriers at Low-Cost Prices

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Fly Asia With Regular Carriers at Low-Cost Prices | BK Magazine Online.

 

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Update on Chiang Mai’s Best New Bars and Restaurants

Chiang Mai\’s Best New Bars and Restaurants | BK Magazine Online.

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Best value Dim Sum in Chiang Mai

Yours truly doing what she does best!Over the decades, I have tried nearly every Dim Sum place in Chiang Mai from the MK Restaurant chain to the more expensive establishments like the Chiang Mai Orchid and Royal Princess Hotel.  I am usually limited of how much I order by the Continue reading

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Lampang’s Kad Kong Ta Walking Street

P1010300 (640x480)One of the most interesting things to do in Lampang is to walk along the Old Market Road (Thanon Talad Gao, also known as Kad Kong Ta) which follows the Wang River between Ratchadapisek Bridge Continue reading

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Just a Moment

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

AFGHN-12772Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth
plants something in his soul.
- Thomas Merton

INDIA-10720Jodhpur, India

This moment is your life
- Omar Khayyam

INDIA-10843India

Know the true value of time;
snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
- Lord Chesterfield

TIBET-10009Monk at Jokhang Temple, Tibet

Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks,
months, or years, but of moments.
- Sarah Breathnach

INDIA-10202India

At any given moment in our lives, there are certain things
that could have heppened but, didn’t.
The magic moments go unrecognized, and
then suddenly, the hand of destiny changes everything.
- Paulo Coelho

ETHIOPIA-10153Ethiopia

BRAZIL-10010NFBrazil

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
- Walt Whitman

ETHIOPIA-10032Ethiopia

INDIA-10763India

This moment contains all moments.
- C. S. Lewis

INDIA-10640India

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment…
- Martin Luther King, Jr

CAMBODIA-10377Burma

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