Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thai Smiles, Part 37: The People of Amphawa

The "peace" sign from one old enough to remember when it was really in vogue.
I received an email this morning from regular reader Frank who wrote he hoped I wasn't going to run out of "Smiles" photos any time soon and asked if it wasn't about time for another batch of them.  The answer both questions is yes.

Unless I keep taking regular jaunts to Thailand my supply of smiling Thai photos will run out at some point - but not for a while.  As for the "isn't it time" question - I'm always ready to see smiling faces. That's why I go out of my way to take them - not only to be a pesty tourist.

In going through photos for the Amphaway getaway posts I found another batch, so here's Part 37 of the series - and thank you for writing!

A young man selling BBQ shellfish and squid along the canal
Happy portrait of a young man with his mother. They were selling snacks at the evening market.
This woman was just taking a break between customers at the side of the canal in Amphawa.
This family was posing for my friend, but I took a shot, too.


Anonymous said...

I love images of young men helping mothers at markets. -Andrew.

khunbaobao said...

Not sure if you've seen it there yourself, Andrew, but families working together is very common... and I agree - it's nice to see.

Anonymous said...

Yes. I have been to Thailand at major cities many times (going again in a couple months). I love to stroll the street stalls/markets and see family members working together. Either because they have to, want to, or it's just a culture thing, regardless, I agree, it's nice to see.