Category Archives: Thailand Adventures

The Kindness of Strangers

The sky was a miserable grey. Raindrops pounded the pavement, splashing furiously at my badly made shoes. A large red bus screeched to a halt beside a puddle. The three of us hopped through the doors quickly in an attempt to avoid a bucketful of rain to the … Continue reading

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Gangnam Style

Gangnam Style In the dark and dingy basement, a scent of stale smoke and sweat hung in the air. The walls vibrated dangerously as the pumping beats bounced rapidly from corner to corner. Becky and I clutched on to one … Continue reading

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Surviving Thai School. Rule Number 1

Rule Number 1: Get there early ‘Hold your breath!’ I yelled loudly. Whizzing to school on our little orange bumblebee, Kristin and I took a deep breath as we shot past the rubbish dump. As usual, it smelled like a … Continue reading

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Big Talila

A blaze of colours swirled around her folds like a box of Cadbury’s Roses. Golden sandals adorned a set of large, hairy feet; lovingly styled with brightly painted crimson toenails. Wide, purple trousers were slung around her extremely round middle, … Continue reading

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A Shower to Remember…

I squeezed my way out of the crammed minivan, tripped over an old man’s foot that was sticking out at a ridiculous angle and tumbled onto the part- baked pavement beneath me. It was a good job I had my … Continue reading

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Gary

After spending a little over a week in our beloved new house, it quickly became apparent that cheerful ‘Moo Bah Pattana’ road was not the quietest stretch of town. We were starting to acclimatise to the strange sounds that played … Continue reading

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Riding High

The boy wore a faded striped blue and white t-shirt, along with a pair of well-loved denim jeans with large rips across both knees. He kept his thick, dark hair tucked slightly behind one ear and gave a nervous smile as … Continue reading

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