Tag Archives: Living in the mountains

My home.

Nuan’s home, the house 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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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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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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Leaving Mongolia

Yesterday I boarded the final stage of the Trans-Mongolian railway from Ulaanbaatar, and arrived in Beijing this morning. It was a beautiful train ride with good company in the form of a bunch of other travellers. The scenery changed dramatically … Continue reading

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Visiting the Tsaatan

  The Tsaatan, literally “Reindeer People”, are an indigenous community who live in the heart of the Darkhan Depression, a mountainous region in the north of Mongolia. It is a vast area covered in larch woodland and scattered with small … Continue reading

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Living with Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia

Wow. How can I put the last ten days into a single blog post? We, Jordi and I, have been living with a Kazakh Eagle Hunter, Ardack, and his family, in the heart of the Western Mongolian mountains. Their house, … Continue reading

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