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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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

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Places to eat in Luang Prabang, Laos

Places to eat in Luang Prabang, Laos. A restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide.. Continue reading

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one photo @ a time

My favorite city in India (probably the world) is Varanasi. Here are just a few images I was lucky enough to capture on a recent trip at the end of last year.

Manikarnika Ghat

Manikarnika ghat is the most important of all ghats in Varanasi. It is said to be the place where the earth was both created and where it is destroyed. The sacred well dug out by Vishnu at the beginning of time is here as are the cremation grounds where the material order is consumed, at the end, by flames.s Bathing in the waters here, the city’s largest burning ghat, and having a darshan  of Lord Vishvanath, (Shiva) has long been considered the most auspicious of all pilgrimage activities.


A pujari reads from a Sanskrit text, most likely a mix of scripture and fabulous stories of the divine beings that make Varanasi their home, in the galis near Manikarnika ghat. 

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Back to Burma

Brilliant photographs of Burma!

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