Saturday, August 31, 2013

camminando | Finally, Toward Spring

As my relocation to Australia seems to follow the season metaphor, today I can finally say that I felt the arrival of spring. A sunny warm day at the Geelong Waterfront welcomed the opportunity of a short run and a few yoga asanas on the Western Beach pier. I felt my energy start returning after a long dark winter. I even enjoyed the visual encounter with a jellyfish. And I can't wait to finally test the water in the shark enclosed area of Eastern Beach. Hopefully my research will witness the arrival of spring as well!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Camminando | Bangkok: Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram (Marble Temple)

My last in Bangkok was devoted to the visit of Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram also known as the Marble Temple. This symmetric Buddhist temple, built in 1899, is a perfect example of inside-out spaces and a succession of framed views.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Waterways | From Gold to Blue

My coordinates have moved closer to the Equator to 8.0592° N, 98.9189° E, namely Krabi, Phra Nang Peninsula Thailand ---and my visual field satured with gold and saffron hues colours has changed to blu, aqua, framed by palm trees and other tropical plants. I am staying near Aonang beach, visually beautiful but not so tempting for swimming. But there are plenty of options to more alluring clear waters. The easiest one is a long tail boat ride to Railay beach, my first immersive encounter with the Andaman Sea.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bangkok: from Sky to Earth

Yesterday  my ccordinates have moved back toi the northern hemishere at 13.7500° N, 100.4667° E, namely Bangkok, Thailand. This majestic, chaotic, magical, mind-blowing city is called in Thai "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon" City of Angels.
A travelers approaches the city from the sky, literally, as usually arriving by plane; then if daring enough to get to the city from the airport by public transportation  (also the quickest route, considering the road chaotic traffic)
The view from the maze of streets is totally different....more to come.