The Canoe Builders of Yap

The Canoe Builders of Yap

… I was starting to envision day after day of hanging out in the open air restaurant at the Castaways woefully looking down at my camera. Thankfully I was rescued, and saved from the fate of cameralessness in grand style… It turns out the islanders of Yap still build and sail their unique traditional vessels on adventures that take them thousands of miles across the Pacific …

No Secrets – Photographing the Monks of Thailand

No Secrets – Photographing the Monks of Thailand

The easiest way to photograph monks in Thailand is to catch them on their morning walk for alms. This morning walk for alms is tradition in Thailand. It is a Buddhist requirement, that the monks walk for alms each morning. There are exceptions however. Here in rural Thailand there is what are called “monk days” when the people bring food to the temple and the monks do not go on their morning walk….

Prasat Muang Tam / A Khmer Temple

Prasat Muang Tam / A Khmer Temple

Travel to Prasat Muang Tam, a Khmer temple in Prakhon Chai district, Buri Ram Province, Thailand… Even though all the pieces are not a perfect match, I would still highly recommend a visit to this temple and the others in the area, you can get a reasonably good idea of what the original looked like, and the individual stones, give good insight into the culture of the late 10th and early 11th centuries.