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Chalong Temple Fair 2015


Chalong Temple Fair is a yearly event and we always try to make it.


Chalong Temple is the Wat in Phuket which is recognised as the wealthiest and so attracts to the most people - but the buildings are beautiful.


However the attraction here is that ther is so much here that is not normally here. Chalong Wat is usually full of people celebrating and down one side are a number of market stalls selling any number of bits and pieces.


However during this period however the spaces between the places of worship are full up with a plethora of stalls. There was somewhere to park - next to the Wat - 20 Baht for a motorbike and 60 Baht for your car.





At the front of the Wat are the plants and then food stalls - with the normal shops open. There was really no place to see anything of the temple because of the stalls...



But I am not sure about the games for people with guns...




Chinese acrobats in Phuket - Happy New Year


Welcoming the 'Year of the Goat' with a troupe of Chinese Acrobats was one way to start the New Year.


Sanam Chai park in Phuket Town was the focus for this.


The park was a mass of red lanterns - it looked great and there was a children's play area, Chinese Umbrellas to pose with, a traditional Chinese street to pose with and a multitude of stalls selling traditional Chinese dishes (and more Thai dishes).


The MC for the evening was 'Kanya 'Ying' Raiwan and the Thai po-rock band 'Getsunova' were playing. BUT the highlight for us was the troupe of Chinese Acrobats


They 'swung up' the pole



Then they let go and caught themselves with their legs!



Balancing on each other and then...



letting go and not dropping the bowls on their foot!



Poetic...


Fantastic...



A Buddhist symbol as a tattoo.




My readers have read here about the people who do not take their shoes off before entering a Buddhist Wat but I was pleased to read this sign as we drove through Bangkok.

There are a great number of people in Thailand who do have a tattoo of Religious reasons but nobody would do what too many Westerners are doing... and it seems to be very popular?  


Sunsets in Phuket



There are many places to take a photograph in Phuket and here are some of mine.

Do you have a favourite place?

Here are more maps of Phuket - on Google and a blog.




Expedia buys Orbitz - the value of the Internet

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If a business chooses to ignore this.........

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How Google Works from Eric Schmidt


Well I guess the Internet is a key to all our business now!

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