Category Archives: Southeast Asia

My home.

Nuan’s home, the┬áhouse I live in, is on the edge of the village. The only building beyond it a small church, red in colour and used only once a week for a few hours on a Sunday. You would not … Continue reading

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Learning Thai

I think 90% of learning a new language is desire. If you want it enough, you will find a way to learn. When I arrived in Khun Yuam 3 weeks ago today, my desire increased exponentially. I was nervous about … Continue reading

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Back to School

I have recently gone back to school, in fact not just one, but three schools. None are school as I have ever known it before. Not only am I in a different country, this time I am a teacher. I … Continue reading

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A House-Warming

I am based across three schools, the Mae La Suksa Secondary and Primary Schools in Mae La Luang and Hoi Ku Pah Primary School, 5km further into the mountains. I first met the Headmaster of Hoi Ku Pah when I … Continue reading

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Family Life

I live with Nuan and her husband Lipo. Nuan is 47 years old. A sprightly, energetic lady full of laughter. She smiles all the time, and though she speaks about as much English as I do Thai, so not very … Continue reading

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The First Days

I live in a beautiful place. It is not quite as remote as I had thought and for this I am thankful. Keeping in touch with family and friends is important to me, and though sometimes it is nice to … Continue reading

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A New Adventure.

It is hard to believe I am here. Somehow with a mixture of buses, trains and a few lifts, I actually made it from the UK to Thailand without flying. It feels a little surreal, and I cannot quite work … Continue reading

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