Travel Pics Theme: U for Under

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is U, for Under. For Tuesday, we go under a karst, in Phang Nga Bay, near Phuket, Thailand. Karsts are large limestone outcrops that dot the waters of Phang Nga and Krai in Thailand, as well al Halong Bay in Vietnam, and many more regions around the world…

Travel Pics Theme: T for Thailand

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is T, for Thailand For our final image in this series, it’s the Kanchanaburi War Cemetary. Kanchanaburi is a town of 23,000 people, about 120km from Bangkok. It’s main ‘claim to fame’, at least where tourists are concerned, is its location on the River Kwai – and…

Travel Pics Theme: T for Thailand

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is T, for Thailand For Saturday, its Buddha’s Burned Bones! Well, strictly speaking, it’s a reliquary that supposedly contains ashes of the Buddha, at a Wat, or temple, in Phuket. Wat Chalong is the most significant of nearly 30 Wats, or temples, on the island and in the Grand…

Travel Pics Theme: T for Thailand

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is T, for Thailand. For Friday, it’s the Bridge over the River Kwai. But not the only one. In the famous film of the same name, a structure is destroyed at a place called Tha Ma Kham, five kilometres from the Thai town of Kanchanaburi. In fact, there were…

Travel Pics Theme: T for Thailand

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is T, for Thailand. For Thursday, it’s a street-side food vendor setting up his mobile food-trike at Phuket, the tourist island in the Andaman sea that attracts so many Aussies – and northern Europeans. We were last there in 2007, and there was still an enormous amount of…

Travel Pics Theme: T for Thailand

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is T, for Thailand Wednesday’s photo is of a marketplace that could have been taken anywhere in Thailand – and in fact, in any one of a number of locations across the Asia-Pacific. This particular one was at Karon Plaza, a collection of stalls on the waterfront…

Travel Pics Theme: T for Thailand

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is T, for Thailand Today is Shirley’s 57th birthday – and in honour of that, I present this thai orchid, taken on the island of Phuket. Tropical Asia is home to the most species of orchid – up to 300 – and everywhere we went in Thailand, we…