Category Archives: Living with Locals

Sapa

Despite arriving in Sapa, our final destination, neither Sanne or I were in particularly good spirits. Once more, I had a broken bike that needed fixing. It was Sanne’s last week away from home and the weather was the total opposite … Continue reading

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Going back

It is strange returning to Mae La Luang after six weeks away. I can’t believe so little time has passed since I was here, and how different the landscape looks. Fire has ravaged the woodland, blackened scars adorn the landscape … Continue reading

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The Little Things

Living in the village, beyond anything else, feels incredibly normal. Yet there are a thousand small things that make living here a totally different experience to any that I have had before. Buildings here might only have a floor and … Continue reading

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A few photos.

     

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A little bit manic.

I am leaving on Saturday and I am not getting a leaving party from my school, as they would normally do, because everybody is busy with exams and a multitude of other jobs. Having seen what a show Thai people … Continue reading

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A Thai Wedding

Nothing is done in small measures here, so it was of little surprise when I arrived on Saturday morning, on the back of Sinuan’s scooter, to find that the entire road outside the Bride’s family home was blocked off by … Continue reading

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Pbakuu

Pbakuu is a man, at a guess in his mid forties. He is well built, especially for a Thai man, and his skin is dark from a life lived outside in the sunshine. He doesn’t say much but has a … Continue reading

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