Wat Ban Rai, The Elephant Temple

Wat Ban Rai, The Elephant Temple

….The construction came about thanks to the determination of the monk Luang Poh Koon who said ‘I will do it for the people who give me food and water everyday” says Kriengkrai Jarutawee, vice president of the Wat Baan Rai committee. Wat Ban Rai is an important temple for Isan people. Many worshippers come here to pay their respect to Luang Phor Khoon Parisuttho, a well known monk in Thailand…

The 2014 Rice Harvest

The 2014 Rice Harvest

A Changing Way of Life. There will come a time in the not too distant future that life here will be totally different than it is today. Globalization is as present here as it is anywhere on earth, and with globalization comes good things as well as the destruction of a way of life.

Life After The Coup

Life After The Coup

… If I didn’t read the newspapers, Twitter or Facebook, I would have no clue that the government had changed hands, and when I travel to Bangkok, it is still nearly impossible to tell there has been a change. There are a few more soldiers in high profile areas, but no tanks patrolling the streets. People are the same friendly Thai people as always. The main thing I see in Bangkok, is that it has become very popular to seek out soldiers for selfies, this is the selfie revolution…