Tag Archives: English

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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Pretom

The Pretom school in Mae La Luang is part of the same school as the Matteyum I work in but is located elsewhere in the town. Every day┬áI ride my bicycle through the temple grounds to get to it. Usually … 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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Matteyum

Thai school is different to English schools in a thousand ways. This is the first of three blog posts I will write about each of the schools I am in. Matteyum is the equivalent of secondary school. The matteyum I … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Khun Yuam

I have just returned from a weekend in Khun Yuam. It was just what I needed. Back at the beginning of January, before I had left for my village, I met an American who had married a Karen lady 30 … Continue reading

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A day in the life.

How can I explain my new life to you? The smell of roasted rat greeted my nostrils when I woke up this morning. Last night Lipo returned home armed with a plastic bag full of lean, charred rats. I have … 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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