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
Sawadee Kha! I know many of you will be getting ready to celebrate Christmas, but in Thailand we recently had a very different kind of celebration. Loi Krathong is one of the main holidays in Thailand. Loi means ‘to float’ and krathong is the name of the beautifully-decorated vessels. The Loi Krathong festival is a… Continue reading Making Floating Vessels for Loi Krathong
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…
It’s one of my favourite weeks of the year: Book Week! I was so excited when I entered my local library yesterday and saw the The Children’s Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Books display. There, in the center, was a children’s picture book set in Thailand! I may have even squealed a little. One Step… Continue reading Celebrating a Thai Tale for Book Week
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
My family and I live in a rural, mountainous area of The Northern Rivers. The land is rainforests and macadamia nut farms, peppered with small villages. A short drive from my home along the narrow, winding road is a Thai temple. As you first enter, a thick carpet of green grass comes in to view, with… Continue reading Community and Sticky Rice.