In the land that is so named
Your smile was once beyond compare.
Beneath the secrets veiled
An inner beauty pure and rare.
And beauty takes its name from thee.
The blazing eye of Buddha’s fire;
Thro’ Northern haze now cannot shine.
The tears run dry; the earth its pyre.
No fight beyond your cities wall
But inner strife that still returns.
The Buddha way will balance all;
Inside your heart the flame still burns.
Your people want a peaceful life;
Who rules they may not care a jot.
Be fair to every man and wife.
Power struggles, but for what?
You cannot say just how you feel.
You must suppress your inner thought.
No questions you may ask.
Your freedom must be sought.
For now your smile it sadly wanes,
Although the fire within you burns
To live and love the way you did.
Wait for the day your smile returns.
THAILAND DIARIES – VOLUME 2 – DRIVING THAILAND
Driving Thailand is the second Volume of my Thailand Diaries and is now complete. But before I publish it as my second FREE e-book I have decided to post a selection of excerpts which I hope will encourage you to download and enjoy the whole book.
CENTRAL THAILAND (Part 2)
Pattaya located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand is 100 kilometres southeast of Bangkok in Chonburi province. Take Route 7 south and the freeway will take you there in approximately 90 minutes. The drive is easy and pleasant and you’ll be there before you know it. Continue reading The best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (5)
The construction of Wat Rong Khun, which is also known as the ‘White Temple’, began in 1997 and is featured in my post published on May 11th. At the time of publication the extent of the damage, to Wat Rong Khun, caused by the earhquake the week before had not been reported.
Fun fact about Malaysia: Did you know that there are about 200 languages spoken in this country?
The Southeast Asian region must be very fascinating for many people. It seems like every winter and spring in the northern or southern hemisphere I can see Caucasians (I could be biased and throwing a stereotype) roaming around all over the place – my home country included. In general, when I mention Malaysia (my home country) to other fellow travelers, these are the most common responses: