Category Archives: Southeast Asia

Two Weeks in Thailand

And what a two weeks it has been! I returned to Thailand just a couple of weeks after I had left in time to meet Mary, one of my best friends and all time favourite people to hang out with, who was … Continue reading

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Thakek

I have spent the best part of the last two weeks at The Green Climbers Inn, just outside Thakek in Laos. It is an amazing place, set in it’s own valley between the hills. It is super sociable because unlike … Continue reading

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Bangkok

After an intense few months in the mountains of Thailand, Maddy and I were both ready for some downtime. Her Dad has an apartment in Bangkok, and it was the perfect place to unwind. I am not usually a huge … Continue reading

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Mae Sariang

Being the only “Farang” (Westerner) in the area is great, giving me a unique opportunity to immerse myself in local culture and practice Thai. However, sometimes it is tiring and I was excited at the prospect of a weekend away … Continue reading

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Celebrating in Style

Like a new house, it is Thai tradition to celebrate a new building of any kind. My Matteyum is opening to a further three year groups from May this year, the start of the new academic year, and as such … Continue reading

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The walk to school.

Last night I went with Cru Aew and her daughter, Boh Beng, on a spontaneous visit to Mae Sariang. Cru Aew works in Maela Suksa Pretom (primary) and speaks very good English. She used to be the English teacher in Matteyum. … Continue reading

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Never a quiet night.

I have been here just long enough now for the novelty to have worn off and the reality to set in. There is not a lot to do here, especially on an evening. By 9pm everything is winding down. Used … Continue reading

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