In many Buddhist homes there is a large front room built for displaying the body of a deceased from that home. There is a major ritual surrounding the death of a loved one. In our case, we've knocked out the walls to the garden and painted the room a bright yellow. It is now used as a social gathering point and of course may also be used for it's original purpose at some point in the future.
HOME June 5th 2009 Some of you have asked where we actually live i.e. home. Here are a few pics of our home and surrounding area. ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
Joseph here from Thailand (again); I have been back and forth between Canada and SE Asia a few times and am provided some pics of my time here as well as in Canada. I retired from the Federal Government in Ottawa some years ago and have taken to traveling as my new "job". ... full info