Sawatdee Kha! I’ve spent the last three amazing and slightly exhausting months at Mahidol University in Bangkok. I’ve studied Creative Writing; Comparative Literature: Short Story and the Novel; and Media, Communication, Art and Socio-cultural Perspectives in Southeast Asia, thanks to my New Colombo Plan Scholarship. Here are five things I have learnt through my experience… Continue reading 5 Things I Learnt Through Studying at a Thai University.
Sawatdee Ka! My current home is on the 7th floor of an apartment in Salaya, an hour outside Bangkok. The city can be an exciting place of bustling markets, temples, galleries and street food. Yet I miss green things; things that grow wild and unrestrained. So do my children. So for my 30th birthday, we… Continue reading Where the Wild Things Grow
Sawatdee Kah! Have you ever thought of learning a second language? Perhaps you already can, and lucky you if that’s the case! A teacher of mine recently quoted philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who said “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Before moving back to Thailand 3 months ago my Thai was… Continue reading How to expand your world
Sawatdee Kah! Koh Lanta has been home to our family for nearly a month now. It is a relaxed island with steamy jungles, long stretches of sand, cute towns and some very cheeky monkeys. We are staying in a little wooden bungalow, though with four of us it can feel a little crowded at times!… Continue reading Exploring Koh Lanta
Life in a Thai Village The pok pok sound of my mother-in-law pounding chillies in her mortar and pestle and the woop woop of frogs greets my morning. Outside dragonflies buzz in the hundreds through a garden green with tropical rain. We are in the rural village of Hua Sai in Southern Thailand, staying with… Continue reading Life in a Thai Village
Sawatdee Kha! This is the first week of what will be a year living and travelling in Thailand with my husband and two sons, thanks to my New Colombo Plan Scholarship. With all our belongings reduced to two backpacks and a pram, we began the flight from Sydney to Bangkok. I quite like flying by… Continue reading The Adventure Begins…
This month I am starting with a country that’s close to my heart: Thailand! Some of you may already know that my husband and two sons are Thai, and that we will be moving to Thailand at the end of this year (I do go on sometimes- I’m very excited!). Thailand is a beautiful country… Continue reading A World of Stories: Thailand