Ghost Month in Taiwan – The Hungry Ghosts of Isla Formosa

The Taiwanese are a naturally superstitious people, and this is particularly evident during Ghost Month in Taiwan, also know as the Hungry Ghost Festival. Continue Reading →

Photo Essay: Where I Traveled to in 2013

2012 and 2013 were not kind to the Kellenberger or the Marshall families, but we have had plenty of love and support from family and friends to help us through. The last six weeks have been especially difficult for us, but I’m glad to be putting 2013 behind us. We’re looking forward to a positive and successful 2014. Happy New Year to my dear friends and family all over the world! Continue Reading →

The Standing Buddha at Wat Indrawihan

Wat Intharawihan, also known as the Temple of the Standing Buddha is on Wisut Kasat Road on the northern edge of Banglamphu in Bangkok, Thailand. This temple is known for a huge standing Buddha image called Luang Pho To. The gold Buddha image towers 100 feet in the air. It’s over 10 meters wide and was constructed in the reign of King Rama IV. I wasn’t overly impressed with the Standing Buddha. There are far more beautiful temples to visit Continue Reading →

Thailand Photo Journal: Wat Po – The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

  Reclining Buddha in Wat Po Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Po) was founded in the 16th century.  It is the oldest and biggest temple in the city.  It also has the largest number of pagodas (95) in city.  Wat Po was one of the first universities in Thailand.  The university is best known for its school of traditional Thai medecine and massage.  It also offers courses in astrology, medicine, literature and archaeology.  Wat Po, also known as the Temple of Continue Reading →