Monday, February 16, 2015

NEW YORK IS COLD

Yes, all good things have an end...
and I'm back in Brooklyn, enduring as best as I can the 50 ˚C difference between Cambodia and the Big Apple...





Thursday, January 29, 2015

TA SENG


Ta Seng a vast 3 X 3 miles enclosure containing few temples mutilated for their "mercantile" beauties... 







Wednesday, January 28, 2015

PREAH VIHEAR






ON MY WAY TO PREAH VIHEAR




My friend Nicolas had the good idea to arrange a trip to Preah Vihear, at the the border of Cambodia and Thailand. That was truly wonderful to be able to spend a full day in their company [ him and his wife Sotom ] wandering around the temple.






Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SMOKED!

Yes, like a salmon on my way to Mae Salong!
South East Asia is a beautiful gem slowly drowning in pollution...
Not talking about the diesel, farting tuktuks and the cohort of smoking old vehicles that spray black heavy particles all over the place but of the habit of burning.
Burning your waste, your garbage that includes of course numerous toxic plastics, etc... but if that was not enough the whole countryside is setting it's fields on fire - we used to do it in France - we might still do it - It's a way to re-energize the land - but on such proportions it's signing for disaster...
A great number of people are coughing, wearing masks or putting their hands in front of their mouth hoping to protect themselves.

On a happier note the 3 pictures below were taken in a spot that was just silent.
No sounds other than the tickling of the engine of my motorbike.
Silence... Pure silence... I can't remember when it happened to me last.
If only the air was breathable...


Sunday, January 18, 2015

CHIANG SEN & GOLDEN TRIANGLE

After yesterday gloomy day that ended up in stopping by the Singha Park [ the Thai King of Beer ]

today's sun warmed the busy frontier town [ Thailand | Laos ] of Chiang Saen.

and the mythical Golden Triangle Region.






Thursday, January 15, 2015

BANGKOK CHINESE CEMETERIES

For the last 2 days I spent quite sometimes in Chinese cemeteries.
They are oasis of quietness and peace that welcome dogs, joggers, weight lifters and... karaokes...