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three days in Bangkok

Published on January 8, 2016, by in Travel.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, Bangkok   My friend and I took a well-deserved short trip to Bangkok over the New Year holiday. Unlike in China, the weather was warm, and the air was clean. This was my first time in Thailand, and everything, from the sky train to the street food, the open-air markets, riding express boats on the river, and the architecture of the temples, was fascinating. We ate our fill of street food, enjoyed the hot sunshine, and explored both the ultra-modern shopping centers and the narrow lanes of the older quarters. In addition, thanks to The Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure, we visited locally famous restaurant Krua Apsorn (also known as Auntie Daeng’s) twice. The food was superb. I drank lots of Thai iced coffee during the trip to keep up my energy. The trip was much too short, but a welcome year-end break and an escape from the damp cold of the eastern China winter. It left me wanting to return soon.     Riding in a Tuk Tuk on the way to the Grand Palace     Food seller at Train Night Market     Street Food at the Weekend Market     Grilling fish, Train Night Market     Fried sea bass, Krua Apsorn Restaurant     Temple of Dawn     Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, Bangkok   Chao Phraya River at night Tweet This Post

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St. Etienne du Mont, sunset

Published on October 15, 2015, by in Paris, Photography, Travel.

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, near the Panthéon. It contains the shrine of St. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. Tweet This Post

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Arles city view

Published on October 8, 2015, by in France, Travel.

A man stands on the promenade overlooking the Rhone River and the ancient town of Arles, Provence Tweet This Post

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Ateliers d’artistes de la ville de Marseille

Le Panier district, Marseille – Ateliers d’artistes de la ville de Marseille Tweet This Post

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Marseille – the Calanques

The Calanques are deep inlets along the Mediterranean coast from Marseille to Cassis. This is a view from the tour boat my final day in Marseille. Tweet This Post