Thai Dancing at Sriwittayapaknam School in Samut Prakan
We had such a good collection of blogs during 2005 that I thought it might be a good idea to revisit some of them. So, here are a few of my favourite blogs from around this time last year. There are in no particular order.
- A New year Upcountry – Steve writes about visiting his Thai fiancee’s relations
- An English Menu – sometimes it is cheaper to use a Thai menu
- The mosquito swatter – tips on how to deal with mosquitoes
- Boats and life vests – concerns about boat safety in Thailand
- Thai flowers with meaning – superstitions about flowers
- The king and the cleaning lady – paying the proper respect to images of the King
- River life in the Paknam area – a boat ride on the Chao Phraya River
- Fishing jetty in Paknam – more river life in Samut Prakan
- The funnier side of teaching – Steve tells us about his experiences of teaching in Thailand
- Menace of the streets – Siamjai talks about stray dogs
- Dos and don’ts of dating a ‘proper’ Thai girl – one of the most popular blogs last year
There are some festivals coming up that were blogged about last year. The Don Chedi Fair is going on at the moment in Suphan Buri Province. We will be driving up there on Saturday to join in with the festivities. This weekend also sees the start of the Chinese New Year. We had several reports last year. I wrote one about a ceremony at my school and Thai student Sakdipat wrote one from England. During the first week of February you can enjoy the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. Siamjai gave us a report from there last year. Finally, on 13th February, we will be celebrating Makha Bucha Day which is a religious festival.
What else is coming soon? I recently went on a trip to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. So, expect a report on the ins and out of visiting that magnificent temple complex. Soon we will also have a report from a volunteer that helped rebuild communities in Khao Lak which was devastated by the tsunami.
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