A few photos.

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Laura (me), Nootsabar, Maddy

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My first experience of Thai Celebrations – Community New Year Party

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Matteyum 3 & Pretom 6 at Chum Chon Mae La Suksa

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Showcasing Hilltibe Talent to the Thai equivalent of “Ofsted”

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Traditional Hilltribe Weaving with Bamboo

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Building with Bamboo

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Weaving Baskets from Bamboo

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Making Drinks from Local Flowers

 

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My Headmaster Singing for “Thai Ofsted”

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The house of Sinuan & Lipo – my home here

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Sinuan cooking in the outdoor kitchen.

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Everybody relaxing on an evening.

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Namsup and Namchai

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Having Fun together

 

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Walking to School with Namsup and Kakar

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Scouts at Pretom School (Primary)

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Waiting in line.

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Learning to Tie Knots

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Playing Scrabble with Pretom 5 (Eqivalent to British Year 6)

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“Narah” (Cute)

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Cru Aew’s Class, Pretom 3 (Year 4), Making Flowers

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A House Beside the Rice Paddies

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Our Mah ba Noi (Little Forest Dogs)

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Namchai¬†making herself “suay” (beautiful) with Talcom powder…

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Namsup with purple lips after eating wild berries.

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My Bicycle

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Some of the kids at Hoi Ku Pah

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In Traditional Dress

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Playing Pictionary

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Playing Dodgeball after class

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“Bananas of the World Unite…”

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“Go Bananas, Go, Go Bananas”

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Me and the Headmaster of Hoi Ku Pah

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Cooking at Hoi Ku Pah

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The students line up for lunch in the school hall/dining room/staff room.

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Chilling out by the river after class.

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A view of the Giant Golden Buddha at Mae Sariang

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The Giant Golden Buddha

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The River by Mae Sariang where we saw the (very deadly) Monocled Cobra

 

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Cru Aew on the bridge at Mae La Luang

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Early Morning on the Way to School

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Morning Assembly

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A Student in Matteyum 3

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Scout Camp

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A Student at the Monk’s Cremation “wye-ing” to say Thank You for the free ice cream.

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The whole community turned out to help pull the coffin along the road for 2km.

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“Many hands make light work”

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English Camp at Khun Yuam Wittiya

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Relaxing with Maddy in a Coffee Shop after English Camp

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Sinuan’s “pub” – a bench on which people drink at dusk (while Lipo cleans his gun..)

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Chilling out on the Front Porch with Sinuan and her two Sisters

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Namchai and Pbakuu giving Lipo a Massage

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A Loom with which to make Traditional Clothing

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Some of the Traditional Northern Dresses at the Wedding

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The Wedding Blessing.

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Fire

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Namsup playing with the fire.

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The view from behind Sinuan’s House

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Sinuan’s sister, Ehnu with her Granddaughter Dada and Namchai

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It takes Namchai a long time to perfect this peace sign and she has to watch it once she has!

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An enormous wasp on the front porch.

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The Headmaster jamming with his students at the New School Procession

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The Girls dressed as Birds – a special symbol in Thai Buddhism

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Offerings and students transported by Pick-up truck.

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The Petrol Stations here.

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Relaxing on a random parked motorbike while we wait for an offering to be made.

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Teachers relaxing after a busy day.

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Getting dressed up to perform.

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Traditional Dress

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Pretom 3 Perform their Dance and win the Prize

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At the bottom of the Temple Steps at Mae Sariang

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Maddy – my fellow KHT volunteer in a town 50km away

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Morning Sun over Mae La Luang River

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Some of the Local Kids

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Namchai practicing her writing skills.

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Lipo playing with Namchai

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Relaxing with Namsup and Namchai Outside

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