Wat Phra Dhammakaya


 Wat Phra Dhammakaya is also known as Dhammakaya Cetiya พระมหาธรรมกายเจดีย์ and more commonly 'the spaceship'.



We drove near here when we had a weekend in Saraburi - we did have some questions when we visited - purely because of the publicity surrounding here. 



It was built in the late 1970's and here is Wat Phra Dhammakaya's history.



We were surprised that there was less information for us when we entered the area - we simply drove around the building, we think we found the car park but it was not clear where we were supposed to go to visit - so we left.

It is a controversial place to visit I read... allegedly owned by a cult...


 





Baby Dugong and Plastic



Unfortunately the baby dugong died because of plastic ingestion....

Thank you to Richard Barrow for sharing from KhaosodEnglish.com.






Baan Kudichin Museum



Baan Kudichin Museum is something that I came upon upon on a Walking Tour in Bangkok - Thonburi and is in the Ancient Portuguese Area in Bangkok.



This was somewhere which we were luck enough to find because we had the map that they had in the cafe!  



It was certainly down some twisty thin lanes...



And by the time I got there I was glad that there was a coffee shop and over sitting in this tiny oasis - we had a short look in the very small museum but we intended to go again - it was interesting to us but I don't think it would be for everybody.



Phone Number: 081 772 5184
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 271 Soi Wat Kanlaya, Bangkok 10600
Hours: 9:30am - 6pm (closed Monday)


 


Australia 2019 (2nd Visit)


We were welcomed to my parents home 



by some birds 



and a beautiful view.



Then the kangaroos came for dinner.



Guess I have to go to the church to know more but I stayed visiting all of the OP shops instead...



We visited the Fortitude Brewery for lunch when we visited.



Visited a MacDonalds - but I could not use the App because it is only for Aussie.



Wow the Air Quality Index is very good!!!



The view was great but the water was too cold...









New Zealand 2019


We recently visited a great number of places in New Zealand...


We drove to Waitomo Guest Lodge.



And then we visited the Waitomo Gloworm Caves.



A shame the App was only in Japanese....


The next stop was Hobbiton - a wonderful place - a separate post / video will be written. 



Then we stayed at the Holiday Inn at Rotorua where we could watch the geysers and so much more.



Next it was time to roll in the ball down a hill at Ogo




Then onto the Pohutu Geyser - amazing.



Truly wonderful...




Then time for a walk in the trees - the Redwood Trees Walk.



Then into a Volcanic Valley



Then a velocity valley - Jemma went flying...





Then we found some snow - Mt Ruapehu. Then a quick stop at Tongariro Crossing Lodge 



and then we found what happened to all the old ski...



Then out with the family to the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre - some enormous and very special eels!



Then off to the beach and cars can drive on them and there used to be no speed limit so they put one up...



Then were more rainbows


and some interesting trucks.


We met Robin at the airport





One More Piece Cafe


One More Piece Cafe is somewhere which I have visited a plethora of times.




They serve wonderful cappuccino and lovely desserts.




A real must Cafe to visit if you are in the area.