Category: Cultural

Vlog 159 – Fathers Day dinner with family

The 5th of December was King Rama the 9th birthday and also celebrated as Fathers day in Thailand. I’m not at all sure whether it will stay as fathers day going forward, but nothing has changed this year. Of course, the father loves his seafood, so tonight we head back to the Pae Poh Khew […]

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Vlog 154 – Chanya’s cousin graduates university

We take a short drive to Chanya’s uncle’s house where we have a family lunch and celebrate her cousin’s graduation. One of the things I really find a lot of joy in is seeing the closeness of family here in Thailand. This is something I believe has been lost in the modern western culture where […]

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Vlog 145 – Loi Krathong at Wat Rai Khing

I must say, there are 2 times each year when Thailand becomes a really festive place. The first is a Songkran and the second is Loi Krathong. Don’t misunderstand me, it is in now was second place to Songkran as it is probably the best time of the year because the temperatures start to cool […]

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Our celebration for Loi Krathong at Wat Rai Khing

Last night was the annual celebration of Loi Krathong in Thailand. Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar; hence, the exact date of the festival changes every year. In the Western calendar, this usually falls in the month of November. Last […]

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Vlog 142 – Paying our respect for the King

Well, it’s October 26th and today we make our way to Putthamonthon for the flower laying ceremony to pay our respect for the King. The collective method in the Thai culture is to lay sandalwood flowers at the altar, but given that there will be over 20 million people wishing to do this, hundreds of […]

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