Young Monks accepting the alms in the gathering of the 12000, Chiang Mai

Young Monks accepting the alms in the gathering of the 12000, Chiang Mai

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Long Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand.

long beach koh Phi Phi Thailand

Ko Phi Phi (หมู่เกาะพีพี) is a small archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. It is touted to be one of the most beautiful yet easily accessible island groups in the world. While the latter is certainly true, the former is quickly becoming less so. The entire region is technically part of a marine National Park, but the hordes of visitors have taken a toll on the beaches and reefs over the years.

  • Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest and only populated island. You will not believe the amount of development this place has undergone, which is almost entirely restricted to the narrow sandbar separating two of the island’s most prominent beaches. Marketed as a tropical island, the flurry of activity around the numerous supermarkets, restaurants, tattoo parlors and ATMs may just surprise you, as may the ever-present smell of sewage.
  • Ko Phi Phi Leh, a smaller island to the south, popularised when parts of the movie “The Beach” were filmed there. Uninhabited apart from bird nest harvesters and a few Maya Bay wardens; expect plenty of tourists during daylight hours, especially in Maya Bay, also known as ‘the beach’. Setting foot here requires a 100 baht entrance fee, which may or may not be included in your tour price.
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Anyone for Ant egg Tom Yam.

Anyone for Ant egg Tom Yam. This is a favourite dish in North eastern Thailand and quite a delicacy. I have in the past seen people eating this and that’s fine so long as they don’t make it compulsory.  Lol

(khai mot daeng) refer to both the eggs and pupae of weaver ants (known in Thailand as red ants), that are harvested and consumed as food in several countries across Southeast Asia, especially Laos and Northeastern Thailand (Isan). They are high in protein. Red ants eat mango leaves so their bodies taste like a squirt of lime, but their fresh eggs are fatty and sweet.

Red ant eggs are cooked in types of food such as Spicy Raw Ant Egg Salad. ก้อยไข่มดเเดง seems to be the most popular dish. Because they contain acetic acid, red ant eggs are used instead of lemon juice or vinegar in many Thai dishes.

Red ant eggs can be used medicinally. Inhaling them while grinding them can relieve blackouts and dizziness. Boiling them with salt and drinking the result can immediately relieve constipation.

They can be used to exterminate pests such as insect larvae and aphids, because they are the ants’ food.

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Baan Amphur beach, Sattahip, Chon Buri

 

Baan Amphur beach, Sattahip, Chon Buri

 

Baan Amphur beach

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Thai airways A380 economy ready for take off in Hong Kong airport

Thai airways A380 economy ready for take off in Hong Kong airport

Sunset in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand

Sunset in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand

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The pier at Bang Saray in Black and White

The pier at Bang Saray in Black and White. Great to be there to see the sun go down.

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