A common site at almost every intersection…..the floral garland sellers walking up and down the lines of traffic selling their wares. Part of the real atmosphere of Bangkok life.
Moments of complete peace floating through a lotus field
Sitting in traffic, as anyone knows who lives in Bangkok, is something you just have to get used to. No wonder Thailand is one of the most active social media countries. You do have to find something to do to while away the hours.
This morning was no exception but Bangkok always delivers with something unusual to marvel at. I snapped this from the car as I was stuck at the lights. I was going nowhere…but this guy was different.
Ice cream cone man
Here’s a short clip of a great little floating market at Klong Lat Mayom on the outskirts of Bkk… one of the best ones I’ve visited – beautiful
It’s quite a while since I posted… very sorry about that.
Here’s something for you though… a slow ride in a slow boat…
You really have to take your hat off to whoever it was whose idea was to balance one of these huge engines precariously high on the back of an oversize canoe and hats off to the men who throw them around nonchalantly with one hand while flying up and down the choppy ChaoPhraya sitting perched on wooden stools only inches away from the unguarded fanbelts. If you’ve been to Bangkok and seen these I’m sure you wont have forgotten. They never cease to amaze me. A beautiful demonstration of human ingenuity.
With a view to better integrating my web presence, I am currently looking to shift all my personal home website to WordPress and then to integrate ‘An Englishman in Bangkok’, and my other writing blog ‘Still glides the stream’ all into one more user friendly site. Hopefully once I’ve done that I’ll be able to write a little more about my Bangkok experience.
I am also very happy to announce that with the publication of – Tai Chi Reflections – coming up in august, I will be a fully published author as well as being a long standing, seasoned, published illustrator, thanks to Findhorn Press.
Tai Chi Reflections is a set of 48 self-empowerment cards based around the body language of the tai chi form and was created in Bangkok over the course of 2014. I would like, in due course, to tell you all about this project and to introduce you to the great team I assembled for Tai Chi Reflections and also to introduce you to their work.
I suppose I should be a little more serious about my writing from now on….. and I am of course a very serious man…. but anyone who knows me would surely be a little disappointed if I were to curb the quirkier aspects of my view of the world. Don’t worry – I’m sure that won’t happen.
Thanks for listening,