Tag Archives: Culture

A Waking City

I arrived in Bangkok this morning. To be precise I arrived in Bangkok at 5.45am this morning. I was not dropped in the bus station, but in the middle of a random street in a random part of the city. … Continue reading

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Kunming to Laos Overland

I arrived in Kunming from Dali, around 7.30pm and was hoping to find a bus to Jinghong that evening. I had been expecting to have to get a bus or taxi to the bus station, but on walking out of … Continue reading

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Travelling China

Many travelers that I meet in South East Asia believe that travelling in China is difficult. This seems to be for two main reasons; firstly, the visa can seem difficult to obtain and secondly, the language barrier. The Visa So, … 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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Saying Goodbye

Well, I have left Mae La Luang and am now sitting in Maddy’s Dad’s beautiful apartment in Bangkok. It is somewhat surreal to think that my time in the school is over. It turned out to be 10 weeks, a … 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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Teaching English

I am a huge believer in education, in fact I would even go as far as saying that I believe it is the single most effective way to change a situation, or perhaps even the world. Having said that, I … Continue reading

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Love in the Land of Smiles

I have in fact stolen the title of this blog post from a book I recently read about prostitution in Thailand. Whilst it is only one book, on one narrow topic in Thailand, it gave me some insight into the relationship Thai … Continue reading

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