September 2, 2014

My week in Hua Hin (หัวหิน) : The randomness of life brought me into the dark, into the light and into it all here in Hua Hin.

Expect the unexpected and agree to just agree, that something special is around you, that something so large is really very small. In between the large and the small is this city Hua Hin which has an amazing energy, its a flourishing city, an old awaken beach community that thrives on locals and travelers, ex pats and for many people a getaway spot from Bangkok.  Sitting on top of the thrown is King Bhumibol Adulyadej who rules over Kingdom of Thailand from is palace in Hua Hin.

“”A little about Hua Hin District Town in Thailand Hua Hin is a beach resort town in Thailand, in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula, some 200 km south of Bangkok. It has a population of 84,883 in an area of 911 km², and is one of eight districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.””  Hua Hin used to be called Samore Riang (สมอเรียง), or "rows of rocks". (Thank you Google)

On to the images~ Graffiti, day markets, night markets, the beach, street foods, street artists, wild monkeys, red beetles and even cotton candy... well not really but you get the idea.. It is the same everywhere, but different here in Hua Hin Thailand......   

~~~Long live the king~~~

August 23, 2014

As I write this I hear my inner voice say “”You will never learn anything of yourself or about others if you do not go see do”” Chiang Mai~ Just one day of images

Chiang Mai as I saw it ... Intoxicated by life, driven by the unknown it is impossible to absorb it all. When 5 images are not enough, when 10 images are not enough when 50 images are not enough to tell a story, what do we do? We share more images~ Inside the city and the surrounding towns and villages of Chiang Mai~ Part One! — in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

As I write this I hear my inner voice say “”You will never learn anything of yourself or about others if you do not go see do”” 

When the color blue is not the color blue and white is so bright it is not white it is pale yellow, where water dances as feet enter and exit puddles, where cows and monkeys cross your path as much as people on scooters or bicycles..  Where I get lost is in the purity of life, the energy of enlightened people and the body language of the learned. Somewhere from watching to absorbing as much as I can, or as much as they allow.  While others rested and slept I found myself wanting more. Wanting much more out of life. I have found my mind drifting to the opening scene in Lawrence of the Arabia, it started 6 months ago. I must have seen that movie over 30 times. It is one my all time favorites movies but I am not going to dwell on that now. Over several years I have had the pleasure to meet some special or “”touched”” people that have come into my life, that had this pure  energy the air of righteousness, the brilliance of conversation, the skills to understand everything around them.  

I find myself chasing those souls and finding the magic in life's daily rhythm.