Bangkok interludes (I)
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.
8 Responses to “Bangkok interludes (I)”
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. 🙂 .
Your captures of peoples daily live and their face expressions are your signature of your amazing work. I always tremendously enjoy viewing your fantastic work. Thank you for sharing with us.
A wonderful collection. I especially like the first two of people at their sewing machines.
Thank you, Alison!
Great photos. It is funny because I like escaping Bangkok to Yangon if possible. If you want someone to shoot with next time you are here, I’d be happy to meet up.