Monthly Archives: July 2009

Show your respect

    King and Queen The monarchy here is highly regarded. Some still view it as divine. The present king, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been on the throne for over 60 years and is the longest-reigning current monarch in … Continue reading

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More amusing signs

I think that amusing signs provide entertainment for every traveller. Here are some of our latest. 1&2 – outside our accommodation in Bang Saray. To the point. 3. Shrine ettiquette, 4. Speaks for itself. We didn't see any on the road, … Continue reading

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Monk buckets

Buddhism is quite important in Thailand. "Spirit houses" can be seen outside bujildings or at the end of streets. We have one opposite our house. Spirits are encouraged to live there and to bring protection to the area. Food, drink … Continue reading

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Children’s library

One of main areas of work here has been helping to set up the "Happy Community Library". The charity has already had donations of hundres of books, but the library wasn't yet properly set up. The first thing was to … Continue reading

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Hard at art

Every Monday, we've been doing a morning of craft with the kids. They are really imaginative when it comes to craft – especially drawing. Often, when you do stuff like this in the UK kids just stick to your examples. … Continue reading

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Hard at work

One of the things that we've been doing here is helping with the homeschooling programme. We ran a week-long IT workshop with 4 children helping them to use programmes like Movie Maker, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel etc. Interwoven with their IT … Continue reading

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Sawadi-krub

Ronald Wai One of the things that has amused us on our travels is the way that big chains will adapt to their surroundings. Often this involves a menu change, but here in Thailand it means that Ronald McDonald must … Continue reading

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