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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Bangkok interludes (I)

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One of the features of expat life in Myanmar is the visa run. Every ten weeks (or longer if you’re lucky and your employer has sprung for a longer term visa) you have to leave the country and pick up a new ten-week business visa at the airport on your return. This means that over the last year and a half of living in Yangon, I’ve made a number of short trips to Bangkok. It doesn’t have to be Bangkok of course, but it’s just a short, cheap flight away, and there are a number of things about the Thai capital that appeal after spending time in Yangon, such as 24-hour electricity, excellent food and lack of feral street dogs. That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed living in Yangon; but a change of scene is always welcome, and I’ve appreciated these Bangkok interludes, these little slices of time when I can step away from my everyday life and see things a little differently.

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7 Responses to “Bangkok interludes (I)”

  1. bluebrightly

    Your posts are always such a feast! I like the abstracts you threw in here as much as the portraits and buddha photos. The expressions are wonderful…it’s very interesting to see the slices of street life….and al always, your processing is spot on. I hope all is well with you! Seems like it is. 🙂 .

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