Category: Festivals

Udon Thani and Loei in Pictures – Christmas and New Year 2015

Udon Thani and Loei in Pictures – Christmas and New Year 2015

  My annual Christmas pilgrimage to Thailand got off to a great start once again. For many years now Etihad Airways have upgraded me to Business Class for the Heathrow to Abu Dhabi leg of my Christmas flight. That was the case again and the ‘golden parachute’ continued for the second...

Bang Fai Rocket Festival Day

Bang Fai Rocket Festival Day

They say a dog is often the mirror of its owner. Yeah, I can agree with that. That’s me pictured on the right. I’m starting to think cameras are the same too. Is it possible that my camera is drinking bucketfuls of beer each day and smoking 40 Wonder Red cigarettes as...

Songkran Village Style

Songkran Village Style

Thailand’s New Year Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13-15 and today the three-day festival draws to a close in most parts of the country. Unfortunately for myself I will not be in Thailand until early next month and therefore I have once again missed the Land of Smiles amazing New Year water celebrations.

Phu Rua New Year Flower Festival

Phu Rua New Year Flower Festival

In my December story On the Road to Loei and Phu Rua I promised to write about Phu Rua’s Annual Flower Festival and so I’ll start this post by explaining a bit about Loei Province which is where Phu Rua (Boat Mountain) can be found. Click on any photo to...

Santa Claws Is Coming To Town

Santa Claws Is Coming To Town

The online Bangkok Post recently ran an article about a Bangkok taxi driver who found 200,000 baht (£3,700) in the back of his cab and after recruiting help from a radio station returned the money to its owner. A great story and one that shows Thai people in good light...

HD and the Swindon Mela Festival

HD and the Swindon Mela Festival

Sanskritis one of the 22 spoken Indian languages and dates back hundreds of years and is recognized as the classical Indian dialect. Mela is a Sanskrit word used to describe a religious or sports gathering and also a fair or fete. On a warm and sunny English day I took...

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