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Tour de Thailand

Tour de Thailand

Bike for Dad was a major event held by Thais worldwide as part of the festivities for the king’s 88th birthday. Over 600,000 Thais formally registered to take part after a similar event not surprisingly called Bike for Mum on the queen’s birthday earlier...
An Isaan Sport’s Day

An Isaan Sport’s Day

I had a moment when I wondered whether sharing a Thai sports day opening was really the sort of thing I should be covering in the blog. It sounds so mundane doesn’t it? However on very modest reflection I thought that it was and is very much in the general theme...
Loi Krathong in Isaan

Loi Krathong in Isaan

I had better start with a “what is Loi Krathing” for those of you new to the Thai festival scene. There are two parts to the displays that form the celebrations on this night, the floating boats and the sky lanterns. These are as a result of there being...
Isaan – the Small Stories 9

Isaan – the Small Stories 9

This is a short version of what would have been a longer post further down the track. I have a close friend in Australia who is spending time with her dad who is very ill and she asked me to send her some stories to help lighten the day. I started to compose an email...
A Forest Temple Festival

A Forest Temple Festival

In my last post Isaan – the Small Stories 8 HERE, I included a story about Thai forest wats. This post today takes you inside the walls of our local temple to join in a special festival to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent. Because I am lazy I will just...