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Glimpses of Thailand

I returned from Thailand yesterday afternoon, my trip cut short by the protests. As I sort through the many impressions, I thought I’d share some moving images instead of words.

The first video below was shot on the khlongs (canals) of Thonburi, on my first evening in Bangkok when I took a longtail boat ride along the Chao Phraya River. The second was taken from a tuk-tuk one night in Chiang Mai, going back to my hotel from an encounter with Buddhist monks. Both videos feature an evening chant I recorded at a temple in Chiang Mai (thanks for working your magic, Hoji!). I hope you enjoy these glimpses of Thailand.

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thailand is great, and the night market at chiang mai my favourite in the world. So big, charming and interesting…


I'm sorry your trip was cut short by the protests. I was going to ask if the western news coverage of the protests was a tad sensationalized, but from reading blogs, such as yours, I'm guessing it is not.

Thanks for these great little tastes of Thailand! Keep them coming!

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