Thailand (11) – Long Neck Women – a difficult Chapter.

Long Neck Women. A difficult and very controversial chapter of Thai tourism. In the 80's the Padaung, a people of Myanmar, was followed by unrest in their own country and lived in the danger of being killed or raped. Some of them subsequently fled to Thailand. Even in their own country, the Padaung women with …

Thailand (10) – Lunchtime at School

When they sit together for lunch, they are like a big family. Teachers and students sing together the hymn of thanks, then the older ones bring the chicken sauce, which is mixed together with rice. After all there is busy eating. Interestingly, there is no "I do not like the" nagging, and no complain that …

Caspar David Friedrich – die zweite Begegnung

Eines vorweg: Ohne Zweifel ist Friedrich einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der deutschen Romantik. Und es liegt mir fern, meine Bilderchen mit seinen Kunstwerken zu vergleichen, oder gar zu messen. Das wäre mehr als anmaßend und jeder Kunstexperte unter Euch (und ich denke da an jemanden im Speziellen) würde zurecht alle verfügbaren Hände über dem Kopf …

Thailand (9) – Bamboo Rafting on Kokriver

With our boat tour the two men earn as much as at work in the rice fields. 5 days they work for our 6 hours rafting, that feels strange from our point of view. Just for us? They had to take the bamboo raft apart to transport it the next day up the Kokriver, then …

Thailand (8) – Travelling with Jimmy Thailand

Jimmy Thailand is a professional guide and a devout Buddhist. Travelling with him through his country was one of the most exciting and intense travel experiences we've ever done. Because Jimmy is not only a professional, who reads the desires of your eyes. He is a Thai who has remained curious about his own country. …

Thailand (7) – Reaping Rice – Reisernte

Rice is Thailand's staple food. Fragrant rice, known as Jasmin rice, Siam rice or Thais rice is the side dish to basically every meal. "Did you have some rice today?" is even a quite colloquiar greeting formular. These two women were quite surprised, when we came across the field together with our friend and guide …