Friday, 15 February 2008

Pictures from Phuket Pavilions

View across some of the 1 bedroom villas at Phuket Pavilions

Dining at 360, Phuket Pavilions on Valentine's Day 2008

Drinks galore at 360 bar, Phuket Pavilions

View from 360 bar, Phuket

Atmospheric, ne c'est pas?

Here are some photos I took on Valentine's Day 2008 at the 360 Bar, Phuket Pavilions in Thailand. Some of the decorations were rather cheesy, but I have to say that the lighting was great and the views over the bay on the West coast of Phuket at sunset were to die for. Decent cocktails too. And at happy hour they were very reasonable priced at around $10 US for two.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

The weird things we drink, Pt. I

Waiter... there's a snake in my whisky

The Mexicans have their Tequila worms and the Laotians have their... snakes and scorpions.

At the small island of Don Sao in Laos (note to would be travellers: stay away), I saw dozens of bottles lined up at market stalls. As I got closer I could see that they all contained the local specialty: rice whisky with snakes or with scorpions.

Whisky Sour, anyone?

Sunset shots from Hong Kong

Sunset in Hong Kong

Cruising towards the sunset

These photos were both taken at the Star Ferry terminal on the Kowloon side. See post below for further details. For those anoraks interested in that sort of thing, the cruise ship in the photos is the Costa Allegra.
The tall building on the left of the top picture is the number 2 building at IFC (International Finance Centre), known as 2IFC, which at 415 m - or 1,362 ft - is Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper. It will retain this crown until 2010 when they finish construction on the International Commerce Centre.

Junk at sunset in Hong Kong harbour

This shot was taken at the Star Ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST), Kowloon. It is right next to Harbour City and the Ocean Terminal. I used my Sigma 18 - 200mm lens zoomed fully in to capture the junk as it was sailing past buildings on Hong Kong island while I could also capture the sun in between the buildings. I hope you like this shot.

Sunset Junk

Flower in a pond

Flower in pond at Anantara

This picture was taken at the Anantara Golden Triangle, Thailand in February 2008.

Burmese Buddha and monks

Buddha and monk in Thachilek, Myanmar

Buddha statue in Thachilek, Myanmar

Close-up of carved wooden monk in Thachilek, Myanmar

Carved from wood and painted with a gold leaf application.

Canary Wharf, London

Canary Wharf tower & bridge

This picture has at least ONE big fan on Flickr.