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The Art of the Personal Project: Mead Norton

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find.  Please DO NOT send me your work.  I do n...
Tags: Asia, Photography, Personal Project, Bangkok Thailand, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, Emerald Buddha, Mead Norton, Thailand Sepak Takraw, Sepak Takraw

AmaWaterways Launches 2020 Europe, Asia, and Africa Extensive Brochure

AmaWaterways Prepares to Debut 24th Ship, AmaSiena; Year Ahead to Feature Unique Itineraries and New Land Extensions, Providing Unforgettable River Cruise Vacations CALABASAS, CA – (August 20, 2019) – Highly acclaimed, award-winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways today launched its 2020 Europe, Asia & Africa Extensive Brochure. Following a record-breaking year in 2019, the company continues to innovate with another new ship, AmaSiena, along with the addition of unique itineraries and new ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, Africa, Blog, Spain, Thailand, Danube, Unesco, Prague, Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, Cambodia, Nuremberg, Vietnam

Thailand's king Maha Vajiralongkorn takes to the throne as snubbed sister falls into line

The new Thai King was doused with holy water before finally putting on a towering 7kg bejeweled gold crown as he ascended to the throne at the start of three days of pageantry steeped in ostentatious traditions. The series of ancient rites, last seen almost 70 years ago, began with a royal purification ceremony at the Grand Palace, where holy water was showered over king King Maha Vajiralongkorn's head before he took the seat of power sheltered by a 9-tiered umbrella that may only be used by...
Tags: News, Instagram, Thailand, Britain, Reuters, Buddhist, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama, Southeast Asian, Prayuth Chan, Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha, Prayuth, Maha Vajiralongkorn, Vajiralongkorn, Suthida Tidjai

Thai king to pay respect to Buddha image, light auspicious candle on eve of coronation

The coronation, which takes place from Saturday to Monday, will be the first the country has seen in 69 years, since his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was crowned in 1950. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, is also known by the title of King Rama X. He became a constitutional monarch after the death of his revered father in October 2016, after 70 years on the throne. On Friday, the king will first visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to pay respect to the Buddha image, one of Thailand...
Tags: News, Thailand, Buddha, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama, Emerald Buddha, Maha Vajiralongkorn

The Top 10 Things to do in Bangkok

By Adam Groffman SPONSORED — Golden Buddhist temples, glitzy bars, world-class cuisine, wild nightlife, fascinating traditions and endless shopping possibilities await anyone lucky enough to be planning a trip to Bangkok. It’s one of the world’s best cities, a gay hotspot and mega-metropolitan area with more than enough to do. Top 10 Things To Do in Bangkok Go bargain-hunting Bangkok is a shopper’s paradise—no question. Find everything from tech products to name brand clothing at the big...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Bangkok, Buddha, Adam Groffman, Adam, Siam Paragon, Moon Bar, Emerald Buddha, Silom, Asia Bangkok, Saphan Phut, Klong Bang Luang, Phra Lan, Soi Suksa, Rajadamnern Stadium

Photo Diary: Visiting Bangkok’s Grand Palace and Wat Po

Chaotic, colourful, golden: these are three words I’d use to describe Thailand, especially its dynamic capital Bangkok. My last trip to Thailand, and first to the country, had been for work not play, so I didn’t really have the opportunity to explore the city. This time I was determined to get outside and where better to start than visiting two of the cities most famous sites – the Grand Palace and Wat Po. Into the Grand Palace In the heart of the city lies The Grand Palace, the official resi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, New York City, Culture, Thailand, Sydney, Burma, Myanmar, Melbourne, Prince, Perth, Bangkok, Palace, Lucy, Destinations

First Time in Bangkok? 20 Must See Sites

Known for its vibrant city life and golden shrines, Bangkok is a must on any trip to Thailand. It’s a city of contrasts. You can sample delicious cheap street food next to Michelin starred restaurants. Shop in the local market or one of the mega malls, but at the heart of it all is a city full of deeply rooted culture and tradition. Why visit Bangkok? From glittering golden temples to relaxing with a Thai massage, there is so much see and do. I’ve put together a list of what I would recommend my...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, New York City, Tai Chi, Thailand, Hilton, Michelin, Venice, Bangkok, Havana, Bucket List, Destinations, Thompson, Jim Thompson, First Time

Temple Etiquette

( = || []).push({}); When visiting any country, it is important to remember that you are a guest and with that comes the respect of the locals culture and beliefs. Thai people are generally quite forgiving by nature and don’t often show it if you do anything to offend them. However, it’s best to avoid giving offence in the first place by observing some very simple rules regarding the proper behaviour for temples and other religious places. Here’s a brief s...
Tags: Travel, Bangkok, Gap Year, Buddha, Don, Emerald Buddha

Things to do when visiting Bangkok for the first time

The city of Bangkok is one of the best places to visit in Asia. It is vibrant, energetic, and always bustling with activity. Bangkok has so much to offer – frenetic shopping, exotic food, tourist attractions, and night life. But it is also loud, crowded, chaotic and overwhelming to first-time visitors. Unknown to many, Bangkok is a city of contrasts. Beyond the looming mega-malls, it is an oasis amidst all the madness and chaos. Thailand’s capital city is so rich in culture and traditions that...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Sukhumvit, Grand Palace, Chatuchak, Wat Arun, Chao Phraya, Emerald Buddha, Pratunam

9 ways Thailand is good for the soul

WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE a couple weeks’ worth of vacation days a year, you have to make them count. Every minute spent recuperating from the stresses of day-to-day life needs to be utilized to the fullest. Where can you do that most easily? Thailand: Every turn feels like the setup to a postcard. You don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. The temples are a constant reminder of peace. The food…indescribable. Not sold yet? Consider these nine points for your mind, heart, and body. 1. The food wi...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Unesco, Leonardo Dicaprio, Vacation, Bangkok, All, Female Travel, Chiang Mai, Doi Ang Khang, Phuket, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Buddha, Buddhist, Hua Hin

My Insider’s Guide to Bangkok on a Budget

It seems that everyone is going to Thailand right now. I have friends thinking about going, friends going, and friends there already. It must be all that snow and cold weather in the Northern hemisphere right now! At the end of last year, I spent a considerable amount of time in the city. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. Bangkok usually leaves travelers unimpressed, given its pollution, traffic, and lack of tourist attractions. I played tour guide to a few friends when I was in the ...
Tags: Asia, Budget, Southeast Asia, Robin Hood, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangkok, Jim Thompson, Buddha, Buddhist, Chang, Rama, Charlie, Khao San Road, Tex Mex, Chao Phraya River

Chinese tourists 'won't be deterred' by problems at home

A Chinese tourist takes a photo of a golden Kinnaree statue at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on July 15, 2015. China's economic slowdown, plunging stock market and weaker currency will not deter Chinese tourists from visiting Thailand this year, according to the Economic Intelligence Centre.
Tags: China, Thailand, Emerald Buddha

5 Countries to Visit for Under $500

One of the biggest misconceptions of international travel is that most people cannot afford it.  While there are certainly places in the world that are difficult to travel to without a six-figure salary, there are also plenty of others where just about anyone can go. Looking away from the typical North American and European vacations, one can find other regions around the world where it’s not only possible, but rather easy, to travel on the cheap.  Many travelers can get away for a week, and so...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Featured, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Colombia, Thailand, Hawaii, Sydney, Argentina, South America, States, Vietnam, Laos, Bangkok