I have discovered a shop with old doors on the way to Sukawati Pasar Seni today. I could not resist. I have to stop and ask about the price.
I will come back with a pickup truck.
When you stay long time in Asia, you care less about rice and chili. The pizza is always an event. Pizza served in Gili.
Waiting for pizza in Bali.
Manado is the second largest city in Sulawesi.
The Dutch missionaries under wings of powerful Oost Indische Compagnie VOC began to build their sacred temples in Manado in 17th century. The Dutch legacy has survived to this day.
The Gili’s hot beach from Bali side with majestic Agung volcano in the background.
The waters around the island are inhabited by sea turtles.
Visibility in North Thailand is very limited during scorching April. Nearby hills surrounding Thaton lose their contours and further mountains disappear in summer haze.
The area near the highest mountain in Borneo – Mt. Kinabalu.
Gili Trawangan is my first destination for a short sea holidays. Ko Chang in Thailand is out of fashion.
On the way from Denpasar to Ubud I used to stop for a lunch at local eatery called Lembongan. Only fresh fish and fish soup is served there.
The road 1095 in Northern Thailand is spectacular and famous for its many curves. There is 1,000 meters difference in elevation on 45 km stretch between Pai and Pang Mapha.
We reach a pass , the highest point of 1,431 meters above sea level on middle way. The temperature drops below 20 degrees C. October visibility is moderate. The surrounding dark blue mountain ranges extending into Burma hiding in the afternoon fog.
The Burmese as well foreigners looking for luck or fortune leave their gilted bronze and alabaster Buddha images at Pindaya Caves.
The Bolilanga Island – I would to recommend this island off the coast of Central Sulawesi for a vacation without hesitation. However if you prefer to be in touch with somebody in the outside world – take with you a satellite phone.
Ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam was lost from historical records in 16th century. The almost 900 years old city was rediscovered in 1984 near Ping river, 6 km from the Chiang Mai’s moat surrounding the tourist center.
You can visit the area dotted with a few ruined temples in tuk tuk or hire a pony carriage at the front of main gate.
Tedious exercises at a ballet school in Chiang Mai.
Les jumeaux d’un village des tribus montagnardes en Thaïlande du Nord.
A Buddhist monk, Sak Yant master prays before tattooing a magic symbol on back of his devotee.
We come to a Toraja village situated on top of a hill. We take a rest in shadow of barn waiting for a meal.
White plaster, geometric patterns on tiles, red lanterns.
I had had to give up red wine on the archipelago but survived.
Chiang Dao is one of my favorite places in Thailand. I wish to spend more time there.
My favorite restaurant in Vientiane is called Via Via. I love the good selection of wines there and all food coming from a pizza oven. Last time I ordered a lahmacun, which was truly delicious.