Posted on December 23, 2015Scenes of Thailand Freeze frame from a bus window. The best part of coconut water: the flesh. Industrially packaged coconut water can’t compete. Thoughtful social commentary in the form of murals all over Bangkok. A bit of infrastructure next to a bit of poverty. Welcome to Southeast Asia. The glittering Grand Palace. The briefest respite from the glaring sun. The thousands of gold squares that make up the Golden Chedi of Wat Phra Kaew. Chao Phyra (river) that runs through Bangkok. Spires into the sky at Wat Pho. Sunset at Chatuchak Market. Ubiquitous street food carts. Beach time at Koh Samet, a small island off the northeastern coast of Thailand. Still life in a tropical setting. Idyllic. A beautiful bit of coral rock washed up ashore. A gift from Mother Nature. Satiated after a grilled seafood feast. Motorbike fun! If there’s a sunset, there must be a sunrise. Pinterest in person. Design ideas. A spritzer from One Ounce of Onion cafe in Bangkok: dragonfruit, strawberry, lemon, honey and rosemary. Hit the spot perfectly. Hands down the best food during my trip at Err: Urban Rustic Thai. The menu was curated by Bo & Dylan of Bo:lan. Here: a squid wing salad made like larb gai. The cocktails at Err were perfect palate counterparts to the spiciness of dinner. Riding the bus after the King’s birthday celebration next to the palace = sardines in a can. I found six puppies. Heaven. Damnoen Saduak floating market, a day trip away to the west of Bangkok. Everything is sold for tourists: fruits, food, trinkets and clothing. Cooking on a boat. Maybe a challenge for some, but not this man. Traffic jam of boats. Captures perhaps what life may have looked like here years ago.