The Protesters´ Camp at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok

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Protests and demonstrations against the incumbent, now caretaking government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have been ongoing for weeks now and will continue. I abstain from trying to give a comprehensive or brief insight into Thai politics here. It is much too complicated, I do not understand enough about it and in the end this is just a travel and photography blog. But today I had a mission. And this was to bring peace to this country by … Read More

Visiting the Temple Wat Arun on New Year´s Day

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Wat Arun is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Bangkok. And to visit it on New Year´s Day is a special experience on top of the temple as such. Thousands of Buddhist believers follow the tradition of “Merit Making at Nine Temples” in Bangkok. In other words, every Buddhist should visit nine defined temples in Bangkok on this one day with the objective to uphold Buddhist principles and thereby to find spiritual happiness. If you consider … Read More

Banjasiri Park and Soi Cowboy in Bangkok

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Do you know the real Thai name of Bangkok? Of course you do not! But don´t worry! I guess not even the average Thai or even Bangkok citizen knows it because it is long. Very long: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. Actually this is the longest city name on earth. And that is probably why the Thais just call it Krung Thep … Read More