30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | This morning at 7AM the streets on Chinatown in Bangkok, where literally taken over by a sort of Buddhist Monks Flash Mov, commemorating the Buddha Enlightenment and the 84th. Birthday of King Rama IX. 30 thousand Buddhist monks, gathered from corners of Thailand at 6.30AM in the morning at Chinatown to collect the Alms Giving by the local Thai people.
Four Season Tented Camp Thailand | Golden Triangle, Thailand | If there was a hotel I visited in 2011, that went above and beyond any expectations, was the Four Seasons Tented Camp at Golden Triangle in the northern region of Thailand, right on the border with Lao and Burma. How about combining the best of Four Seasons signature luxury, style and customer service, with the exuberant beauty of the bamboo jungles of Chiang Rai province in the outdoors, surrounded by a local Elephants camp, Burmese chanting monks in the mornings and serene waters of the Mekong River. How would I define and summarize this experience, simply like this… train to become a Mahout, live with the elephants in full luxury, enjoy all-inclusive adventures, spoil yourself at their full service outdoor spa and dine like a king or queen.
Monks chanting in Luang Prabang Lao PDR | Luang Prabang, Laos | I am spending two days in Luang Prabang at the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao. I have to say I came without great expectation, just as a short side trip to renew my Tourist Visa permit to Thailand…. and men I have been amazed by this stunning surprising intriguing and captivating destination. Perfect option to be combined with your Thailand experience, only 2 hours flight from Bangkok.
Morning chanting with Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai | Chiang Mai, Thailand | So this morning I decided to wake up very early (5AM) and head to the streets and temples of Chiang Mai to experience something, at least to me, unique and magical. I kept this special moment private and off the cameras, sorry….. but I can tell you that it was worth waking up so early and spending the time walking the streets of Chiang Mai, empty of tourists and waking up to the locals. One of those experiences that change the point of view of many things.
Wat Doi Suthep or Wat Palat maybe both | Chiang Mai, Thailand | This morning I woke up and my driver took me to see one of the most famous landmarks of Chiang Mai, which is the Wat Doi Suthep (Wat = Temple). The temple is located approximately 25 minutes away from the old city, and due to being located on top to the Suthep mountain if offers great panoramic views of the city. The temple is very popular among locals, visitor Buddhists from all over Asia and tourists. But on the way back, my driver shared with me something most tourists never get access to, a very humble, beautiful small old temple located next to a waterfall Wat Palat.