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Which Way Challenge: October 25, 2018

This challenge is about “capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on” and it’s hosted by sonofabeach96. So here is my offering of which ways for this week.

Which way do I go? So many ways…tropical pathway leading to lush gardens, the pool, and eventually the beach
©2018 Regina Martins
Bangkok alleyway on a rainy day lends mood to this busy street
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Bare feet on the warm marble walkways, part of the Wait Traimit temple in Bangkok
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The day was hot when we ventured on the Bridge over the River Kwai, this stretch of railway, quiet of trains in the middle of Kanchanaburi
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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tongues and Tails

This week it’s about tongues and tails. Well, my offering this week doesn’t include cute cats or dogs. It’s a statue of Buddha in meditation pose sitting on a serpent. When Buddha began meditating, the wise serpent Mucalinda came out of the forest to protect Buddha from the elements after he attained enlightenment – the Buddhist Naga has the form of a great cobra and is depicted sometimes with many heads and other times with one head, commonly found in Burma, Laos, and Thailand.

Can you see the serpent’s tail curling around its body on which Buddha is sitting?
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This is the front past of the Buddhist Naga statue
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Cee Black and White Photo Challenge.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive…

…or ride or captain. In Thailand we experienced all sorts of things which we used to get from place to place. These are but a few.

It all started with a long flight to Singapore…

It all started with a long flight to Singapore and then a shorter one to Bangkok
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Touring by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River and through the smaller klongs (canals)…

A narrow canal boat doesn’t provide much protection to splashing water. I don’t think we’re meant to keep dry. The only thing is that the Bangkok canals are not very clean and the water suspect…
©2018 Regina Martins

A homestay experience aboard a floating rafthouse. This is us getting towed out to the other side of the lake…

Spending time on the floating rafthouse was interesting, and not very comfortable. This is the towboat, pulling us out to the other side of the lake nestled in the middle of Thai mountains, that was so beautiful and peaceful
©2018 Regina Martins

Riding past casava fields and over precarious bridges over the River Kwai on clacky rickety swinging train…

The train on the Death Railway was fascinating and I loved the ride in the clacky rickety swinging train
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Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk…

Tuk-tuk’ing in Chiang Mai…
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Entered in Cee’s CFFC this week.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

This series is all about colours, and what better place to visit than Thailand, which is ALL about colour! It wasn’t easy choosing which photos to show here…people aren’t afraid of colour in Thailand! I think we can all take a leaf from the Thai people and embrace colour – I’m sure that our world will be a lot happier…

From the cars…

I loved the colourful taxis in Bangkok, yellow, white and pink. Thai people certainly aren’t afraid of colour…
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To the waiting area at the train station…

Waiting for a train couldn’t be more colourful – the large public waiting area, made less bleak by the colourful purple seats and murals close to the vaulted ceiling, at Bangkok Central Station
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The golden Buddha…

The golden Buddha at Wat Traimit weighs 5.5 tons (5,500 kilograms). It’s quite a sight
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A worshipper, praying at the feet of the golden Buddha at Wat Traimit
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…and chanting monks…

Chanting monks at Wat Po in Bangkok. It was so relaxing listening to them, I could’ve stayed there all day
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…to the temples…

The magnificent Wat Po temple known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage
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and waterfalls

One of the 7 levels of the unbelievably breathtaking Erawan Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft)
©2018 Regina Martins

Old trains

The old train, still with wooden seats painted in colourful yellow, takes us through part of the Death Railway where so many POWs lost their lives during the Japanese occupation in WW2
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and hotel rooms…

A welcome sight after a day of travel and sightseeing…a colourful airconditioned room at the Good Times Resort in Kanchanaburi
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Buddhist statues…

One of the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple, Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai
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…and temples…

Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep is truly spectacular
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The dragon keeps vigil over the 300 steep steps to reach Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai
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…to motorbikes…

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this motorbike, all colourful down to the helmet. Bikes in South Africa are serious colours like black, blue and red
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and fresh produce at the market.

Our Thai cooking teacher took us to the market in Chiang Mai to buy ingredients for the delicious dishes we later made for dinner
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I hope you’ve enjoyed these pics of Thailand, a colourful place to visit.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge.

 

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