Friday, March 24, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Wat Niwet Tham Prawat in Ayutthaya is a temple with a westernized style. First we have to take a gondola ride to cross the river.
Despite its westernized facade, the place is soothing all the same.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Though we are owls, we don't know how to fly, to be honest.
Story 1 of the Owl Family: We all need to learn to fly
(from left to right)
Wayne: Flying is so beautiful!
Tony: It's not that hard!
Gee: Follow us. What are you waiting for!
CC: I am afraid!
Sunday, February 26, 2017
My friend Bai-fang lives near Don Wai Floating Market. It seems a must-do to eat a bowl of duck noodles here.
I love vegetables of various colors in the market placed in inflated plastic bags. What a feast for the eyes!
There are vendors on the river, and fortunately, not so many as in other touristy floating markets.
The cruise gives me an opportunity to take a peek into Thais' daily lives. The views along Tajin River are serene and graceful. Well, this place has become one of my favorite spots in Thailand!
There are mysterious streams leading from the river as well as water chalets.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
I ran into Bai-fang last year when writing postcards at Maharaj Pier in Bangkok. Bai-fang is a super friendly and sincere twentish young girl. I was touched and surprised by what she said to me back then, "I really envy you for being able to travel alone so freely. I also love your drawings. You are my idol!" We thus became Facebook pals though she kind of disappeared halfway through. However, right before my trip to Thailand this past winter, she popped up again. And that's how we came to meet again this time.
Baifang took me to her hometown Nakhon Pathom. I had the pleasure to meet Baifang's whole family, including Nisa, Baifang's mom. We had barely met for five minutes when Nisa offered to drive me to Kachanaburi the following day. I was totally impressed by the hospitable family! At the end of the long drive from Kachanaburi back to Nakhon Pathom, Baifang and her big sis Baifern had prepared hot and yummy dinner for us. This is a very Thai experience for me!
Baifang took me to Donwai Floating Market near her home on a river cruise. It was so peaceful and quiet, which definitely feels more Thai than the cruise on Chaopraya River in Bangkok.
Nakhon Pathom is famous for big and fat pomelos, so they can be seen everywhere in the market.
Though the trip seems over, I am in the habit of drawing a picture about my trip in Thailand. This surely keeps my passion for Thailand alive. What's more, as days go by, I am nearer the goal of traveling back to Thailand!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
For several days on end during the trip, I received bad news about the opportunities that I wanted very much. It was heartbreaking at the moment, but traveling in a country with Buddha to keep me company, I was soon healed...