Friday photo: Floating market

Continuing on the floating theme, this Friday, an image from the Damnoen Saduak floating market outside Bangkok. The floating market is filled with hundreds of sellers and buyers of local produce including fruit, vegetables and flowers. There are also vendors who make fresh food, right from their boats and several locals on both sides of…

Saturday at Chatuchak

I am not very fond of shopping, even in a place like Bangkok. Or perhaps, particularly in a place like Bangkok – all the malls seem the same after a while – all glass and steel and selling characterless branded (whether genuine or spurious) clothes and electronics. It was on my second trip to Bangkok…

Massage and marriage in Bangkok

…neither of them mine. hah! gotcha. If you have heard great things about those Thai massages and are dreaming of pretty young things softly caressing your skin with fragrant oils, here is something to make you pause and reflect. Sure you can choose to walk into a dimly lit massage parlour and live out that…