A selfie with a crocodile?



Okay now I think that this is a little dangerous - a crocodile selfie?



I was not allowed out of the car when an elephant passed us in Khao Yai.



I kept the windows shut on Telegraph Hill in Phuket town so that the 
monkeys did not get in!


NOT cheap extension cables




This is why you should not buy those cheap extension cables...




Thai Deserts


Some Thai Deserts are worth trying BUT they are not for everyone.


Poster is from Amazing Thailand.



Makha Bucha Day


Wat Chalong was were we went to celebrate Makha Bucha Day.



"The Buddhist holiday of Sangha Day is called Makha Bucha Day in Thailand. It is observed in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month, which is usually the end of February or early March. In most other parts of Asia, Buddhist observe Sangha Day about a month later.
Sangha Day commemorates a day when 1,250 monks, all from different places and on their on initiative, spontaneously came to pay homage to the historical Buddha.
In Pali, Makha is the name of the third lunar month, and Bucha means "to venerate." On this day, Thai Buddhists gather at sunset in their local temples to participate in candlelight processions called Wian Tian. Ceremonies express appreciation for the order of monks founded by the Buddha and for the Three Jewels -- the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha."

This text is from About.com - Buddhism.




It was surprisingly busy and I can't remember how many times  we had been but I can't remember when the flames ignited!





Always something to do...

Previous Visits to Wat Chalong

Previous Makha Bucha
 1) Wednesday 4th of March - Wat Vichit Sangkaram


Best herbed Fried Chicken



Mudong Halal food - formerly Borae Seafood.



J.K.Rowling, Winston Churchill and Trump - a connection?


So J.K.Rowling (writer of Harry Potter) has spoken out against Trump on Twitter...

And there was a backlash about burning her books...

What is happening? 
So I looked and found a fabulous quote which Churchill made...





Phuket Old Town Festival 2017


Phuket Old Town Festival was a lot of fun for us - it always is. 


It is essentially a celebration of what makes Phuket and that is everything. So that is everything...


I don't know how much we ate whilst we were there but it was all great - we loved the shaved ice.


We loved the sculpted candy floss.


Not sure I should have looked inside the machine...


Then there was the violins playing...


This made me laugh and wondered whether I should buy it...


Then there was the toy Vespa...


Then there were the usual nibbles.


But we had these instead - delicious.



And the chalk drawing continued 


until it was time to have dinner at Kopitiam and then go home....

Previous Phuket Old Town Festivals

 1) 2015 
 2) 2014 
 3) 2013  
 4) 2012