White plaster, geometric patterns on tiles, red lanterns.
Phra Sumen Fort is one of two last bastions build by Rama I which have been preserved. At the end of 18th century city walls and 14 forts surrounded Bangkok.
I have been visiting Georgetown repeatedly. It is a hot place all year. The evenings offer pleasant cooling.
Famous Khao San in Banglamphu area is short street with overpriced backpacker hotels. The shopping is much more interesting than a stay overnight there.
The beginnings tend to be difficult. You sell one fruit, then two fruits. One day you will get a capital for 10 fruits. So, maybe a bank loan ? A mission impossible ?
Greetings to Arundhati Roy 🙂
Auto rickshaw is a cult vehicle in Asia. The three wheeled cart with engine is the most efficient and economical means of transport in the largest cities in India.
The ordinary bus line 68 ( ticket 6,50 baht ) used to be green – white.
The passangers of green-white buses have to jump on the bus. The drivers stop only for several seconds at the bus stops. Will the repainted bus change a bad reputation ? I doubt it. Definitely the orange bus is not for old people 🙂
By the way, if you feel young the line #68 is between Bang Pa Kaew and Bang Lamphu.
One of the Bangkok’s squares which I pass frequently. May storms herald approaching rainy season in Thailand.
Malik Ghat Flower Market in Kolkata.
If you like tuk tuk’s, you should take a joyride by bajaj in Jakarta. The entire range of city’s new experiences is gauranteed. Just be ready ! The seat is less comfortable than in Thailand, the visibility very limited and the car exhaust depressing.
One of the gates leading to Old Quarter in Hanoi. There is still a lot of charm in the old town. Fidel from Havana should ask the comrades in Hanoi for an advise how to prevent decay.
I bet the brick wall is original, isn’t it ?
Ayutthaya was the capital city of Siam for over 400 years. Historians estimated that the city’s population reached 1,000,000 inhabitants in the early 18th century. Today Ayutthaya is one of typical, provincial towns with the population below one hundred thousand. The ruins of old city destroyed by the Burmese army are located near the main street.
Cotton stuff directly from the street in Assam’s capital city. The women selling cloths are persistent and indefatigable. They work from dawn till dusk, or longer.
Motorbikes in downtown of Guwahati city.
Red laterns during the celebration of Chinese New Year in Bangkok.