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Taking on Thailand

Before I left for Australia, I was constantly warned about culture shock.  You wanna talk about culture shock?  Go to Asia.  It’s on a whole different level.   909 more words

Dokhita - The beginning

8am on a Friday morning, and I find myself sitting in front of a half finished cemented building in the small compound of ‘Dokhita’. With barely a few wooden huts and semi-finished office buildings, Dokhita is not a common place one would find themselves in. 253 more words

Development Work

Jim Thompson's House revisited

Last Sunday we weren’t really sure whether Songkran would have got underway in the city yet (officially running Mon-Weds) so we decided to visit Jim Thompson’s House… 282 more words


Songkran – Aggressively cleansing sins with buckets of water

It was Songkran the other week, the Thai festival of water to welcome the new year. Wild and conservative Thai’s alike put on their daisy dukes and spaghetti straps to party on the streets and throw water at passerby’s and motorcyclists – sometimes rather aggressively and without compassion. 82 more words


Getting there is the hardest part

We left PDX around 1pm on the 13th of April.

18 hours on a plane,

8 hours on a train,

45 minutes on a bus, 890 more words