Category: Thailand At Work

Thai Village Life – Som Tum Spicy Thai Salad

Early this year my Thai partner Wonderful Wi set up shop in our village garden selling som tum (spicy papaya salad). A Thai style thatch roof kitchen was built, and the village’s newest snack service rolled out. It wasn’t by any means an innovative business idea, but there was a hungry market out there willing...

Thailand At Work – Village Flowers

Thailand At Work – Village Flowers

A Love of Fashion, Flowers and Hard Work Wonderful Wi’s passion for fashion, albeit, blatantly missing in the above photograph is only really surpassed by her love of flowers. At long last, my village girl has decided to turn her hobby into a small fledgeling business.  A business she hopes...

The Only Way is Up – Thailand’s Coconut Monkeys

The Only Way is Up – Thailand’s Coconut Monkeys

Everybody loves monkeys don’t they. My first memory of a monkey was from the 1960’s TV series Daktari starring Marshall Thompson who played the role of Dr Marsh Tracy, a veterinarian working at a Study Center for Animal Behaviour in Africa. Two of Dr Tracy’s closest pals were a cross-eyed lion...

Thailand At Work – 7 Eleven or 9 to 5

Thailand At Work – 7 Eleven or 9 to 5

After the success of my recent photo post Four Beddings, One Wedding and a Funeral, I thought I’d try the same formula again by adding another post to my Thailand At Work series. I’m sure many readers of the numerous blogs about Thailand have never visited the country itself and...

Thailand’s Scarecrows and Black Holes

Thailand’s Scarecrows and Black Holes

When travelling around the countryside in Udon Thani Province I am often amazed at how much some of the scenery resembles the country fields back home in England. You may think I’m kidding but I am deadly serious about that. Take away the rice fields, palm trees, bamboo stalks, exotic...

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