thailand photos

Crossing the border into Myamar (Burma) & the town of Tachilek

Buddhist novices with dollars in their alms bowls

Burmese monks cooking at a busy temple that also houses pilgrims

Travel is by motorized rickshaw to the hill temple.

Boy with face decorations & bird; and Elizabeth freeing the bird, a Buddhist tradition

Shan-style temple high above the town of Tachilek (Burma)

Lunch in the Thai countryside near the Mekong River

Sights along the Mekong River

Arriving by boat at an island market in Laos

Cobra pickled in liquor—bottom's up

View from the Centera Hotel in Chiang Mai

Entering the Mae Taeng Elephant Camp

Elephants having their bath

Elephants & mahouts demonstrate logging work

Our jungle trek begins...

On the trail

Elephant posing for the mahout before crossing the river

Baby elephants on the trek

Alms giving near Chiang Mai & young novice

Joe with puppet and Joe Louis Theatre puppeteers in Bangkok

Water view of the Grand Palace, Bangkok

Phra Mondap Library in the Grand Palace

Phra Wiharn Yod with model of Angkor Wat

Detail of monkeys and demons on the golden chedi

Small pavilion and Dusit Maha Prasat Hall (where royals lie in state)

Waiting for a boat on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok & dinner on the river

View of the Grand Palace from the river at moonrise

Dinner al fresco at Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant in Bangkok

Portrait of the king near the Goethe Institute in Bangkok

Musicians & friends after the concert at the Goethe Institute in Bangkok

Casa Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Preah Ko, temple dedicated to Shiva (built in 879 A.D.)

Detail of demons on sandstone panel, stone elephant and approach to Bakong temple (881 A.D.)

Lolei temple (889 A.D.) and niche with divata (female divinity)