Protest in Phuket

Here in Phuket Sunday 22nd December people mounted anti government protest, by traveling in convey around the island whistle blowing and with their flags flying in their disapproval of the government led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s who now the caretaker until the election scheduled for February 2 2014.

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Grafitti

This blog on Graffiti will be an ongoing project, with pictures and video of the art form found in location around South East Asia. I hope you will comment and add interesting stuff yourself.

Graffiti or Street Art as it sometimes called is found in most usual places and the colors are vibrant. These colors are what causes to viewer to turn their head and glance at the art works. At the moment I am spending Christmas in Phuket, searching the streets for graffiti.

Art or Vandalism? Well which one do you agreed with? Do we always think the artist who manufactured the graffiti with a can of spray are into destruction of property of others? Questions that spring to mind when the word graffiti is mentioned in any context. When the master of graffiti “Bansky” is mentioned the media and others take a different view. Why? Celebs own his work, Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera ( Voice Coach) and a number of others, so they condone graffiti, yes? Keep It Spotless – $1,870,000 a Banksy went for that much money, so someone thinks it art.

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Travel Photography

What is travel photography? Is the genre about taking photographs of tourist attractions, holiday snaps or is it more? With the onset of digital cameras, travel photography is everywhere, in adverts to part with your money going on luxurious locations, to seating in your armchair and daydreaming of what could be you. Professional photographers, need to up their work as the market demands excellent pictures for magazines advertising. Now that amateur photographers are able to create photographs, at times can exceed to pro’s work. This all makes an interesting point to discuss in a blog at a later date.

Travel photography is all about the photo, not whether you are a pro, amatuer, beginner or a casual photographer, the picture taken is important to all. So it all depends on what you want for your travel photography.

The Christmas Road Trip

The Christmas road trip to Phuket and Krabbi.
This blog features the adventures of the Edwards family on their road trip around Southern Thailand. The trip has already started so I will have to catch up to the present. Along the way I will add updates on day to day basis or a three day report. It is a diary which I hope will make interesting reading and to give advice on hotels, accommodation that may help you plan a trip.

The trip has already started and we are now at our first destination, Phuket. You may have already read the posts to date. Anyways here we go.

Diary Date: 21December 2013
Made it to Phuket Mission Hills Golf Course. Not much excitement except for the maintenance man trying to fix the door.

Stay tuned for more.