Tag: Travel

Learning the Secrets of the Ancients: Pre-Historic Krabi

The Wisdom of the Ancestors The dark dampness of the cave presses like a weight upon Little Red’s skin. The pungent smell of burning herbs, mingled with the damp earthy scent of moss-covered stones, stings his nostrils. A low groaning hum resonates from deep in the shaman’s throat, echoing mysteriously in the dark abyss. Little

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Mountain, Water, Coffee: Tara Coffee on the Road to Samoeng, Chiang Mai

The Chinese have a word for their dreamy landscape paintings: Shan Shui 山水 – “Mountain Water”. These landscapes are often graced by wistful poems for nostalgic travelers, such as this one: 今曉日兼雨  This morning there was sun and rain, 土芳當腳髒  The earth is fragrant, and it’s fitting that my feet are dirty. 故鄉隔天末  My home’s beyond the edge of

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Rhythm of the Rain in Had Yao, Krabi

We call it “The Green Season” now…because “rainy season” was misleading. There are many bright, beautiful days during the months of the Southwest Monsoon (about mid-May through October) here on the Andaman Sea coast of southern Thailand. But there are days of glorious, refreshing, cooling rains. Our perspective on rainy days is important…many might see

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The Fertile Festival of Dansai–The Phi Ta Khon Ghost Mask Festival

Death and life, the cycle repeats over and over. The ghosts of the past turn to the bountiful harvests of tomorrow. The Phi Ta Khon Ghost Mask Festival is a vibrant, raucous celebration of the cycle of life, rooted in a fascinating mix of local and national cultures.   Every year, previously at some time

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Phangan Paradise

Far away from the chaos and noise awaits an enchanting beach. On the Island of Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand, you can find the perfect hideaway–Tong Nai Pan Noi. Silky white sands, crystal clear waters…where the sea washes away all your worries. Please take a moment to enjoy the sights and sounds of paradise:

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Dovetail Groove Method Tunes and Had Yao Beach, Krabi

Pictures taken during an eventful jog along Had Yao Beach, Krabi, Thailand on June 10th, 2017. Music by my son, David Cummings, from his newly-released album “Dovetail Groove Method.” It’s available at https://agargara.bandcamp.com   Making Long-tail boats (so named because of the long propeller shaft on the back once the engine is installed) is an

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