5 days in Hong Kong and Macau

10 11 2010

Just pictures…

Skyscrapers of Honk Kong as seen from the Peak

Skyscrapers of Honk Kong as seen from the Peak

Christian's favourite

Christian's favourite

us

us

A Chinese market: yes, it is still the same Hong Kong

A Chinese market: yes, it is still the same Hong Kong

By night...

By night...

A must have picture of Macau

A must have picture of Macau

Unexpected?! No!

Unexpected?! No!

Colonial Macau

Colonial Macau

Chinese temple I

Chinese temple I

Chinese temple II

Chinese temple II

A giant incense

A giant incense

The Venetian: casino&shopping mall?!

The Venetian: casino&shopping mall?!

yes, also gondolas...and proper singing "gondolieri"

yes, also gondolas...and proper singing "gondolieri"

casinos,casinos...

casinos,casinos...

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Pai – a very special place in the North of Thailand

2 07 2010

Pai is a small, rural village close to the border with Myanmar, deep in the mountains, accessible through a single road famous of its 762 curves (very much worth suffering through…) Pai is beautiful… you gotta go and see it yourself.

762 curves? Not this time!

762 curves? Not this time!

Dr.Nicolas :P

Dr.Nicolas 😛

Pai

Pai...

Tired??Professional!!! :D

Tired??Professional!!! 😀

Pai canyon

Pai canyon

The World War II Bridge

The World War II Bridge

Be Slip Down!

Be Slip Down!





Loy Krathong 2009-ลอยกระทง 2552

11 11 2009

Probably the most beautiful (definitely the most romantic) festival in Thailand. Celebrated every year some time around late October/November always on the full moon. People gather to the banks of the rivers to thank the goddess of water by floating “krathongs”: elaborated flower and banana leaves compositions assembled on a piece of banana tree trunks. Northen Thailand, especially Chiang Mai, is known for “Khom Loys” — sky lanterns (paper balloons filled with hot air). These are believed to help get rid of troubles and bad luck, and honor the Buddha. You don’t want to find one of those in your garden: all the troubles of someone else has landed at your house! And of course, fireworks….another necessary ingredient of Loy Krathong.

Khom Loy

Khom Loy

Khom Loy with neighbours

"Playing" Khom Loys with Shon, Nina and Theera

parade

The big parade in the city

more parade

drums

lady

a thai lady

khun Jordi

Khun Jordi and his cool new camera

me and khom loy

my khom loy

Christie's khom loy

Christian's Khom Loy

everyone is "playing"





Sunday market – Chiang Mai

9 08 2009
The famous sunday market also called walking street or Ratchadamnoen road

The famous Sunday market also called walking street or Ratchadamnoen road





Isaan

11 07 2009

Our four days in the middle of nowhere, in the north-east of Thailand, also known as Isaan.

Rice fields

Rice fields


Traditional Thai silk skirt, actually simply 2 yards of silk fabric.

Traditional Thai silk skirt, actually simply 2 yards of silk fabric.


just a cool picture

just a cool picture


Reeling silk thread

Reeling silk thread


Il paradiso della seta

Il paradiso della seta


a hill tribe market in the middle of the mountains

a hill tribe market in the middle of the mountains





Bangkok and Ayutthaya

11 05 2009

Before I went to Switzerland we spent a day in Bangkok:

Bangkok by night

Bangkok by night

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

...decorations

...decorations

The famous reclining Buddha

The famous reclining Buddha

…and a day in Ayutthaya:

...ready to explore all the ruins

...ready to explore all the ruins

me too!

me too!

Head of Buddha Overgrown with Fig Tree Roots

Head of Buddha Overgrown with Fig Tree Roots

transportation means for tourists

transportation means for tourists





Vaide to work

1 05 2009
Vaide and part of the science faculty @ Payap University

Vaide and part of the science faculty @ Payap University