Tag: culture

Surat Thani: theater, dance and good people

When King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) decided to baptize Surat Thani as the city “City of Good People”, back in 1915, he must have known Thepsin Pongkaew’s ancestors. Thepsin works for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and also helps the local radio and television stations, plus he manages a school where 40 young people learn about […]



Monkey School in Surat Thani, Thailand

Before anything else, you would have to buy a baby macaque. This will cost you something between 1,000 and 10,000 baht. Once you have your own little monkey, you take it to Kadaejae Monkey Training School, where Khun Luesak Papthanawat will teach it various things such as recognizing a ripe coconut, taking it down from […]



Cities in Thailand: Songkhla

Iam not too crazy about cities, but here I would gladly return anytime. Songkhla is a mystery which I find difficult to understand and explain. This mystery comes from the name of the town. Some sources say Songkhla derives from the two islands neighboring the port — years ago while coming from the South, a […]



Baan Kiri Wong. True colors.

Unirea got stuck for the first time on Khao Luang. The mountain roads were so steep and narrow that we stopped on a slope; could not climb, nor descent it. Luckily two villagers were passing by on enduro motorcycles, and they helped us move forward. What can I say, life is challenging. Difficult and beautiful. Beautiful […]



Suchat Sapsin, the man who brings the shadows into the light

The Prince and his two friends – Yordtong and Seegeaw – go to a monk’s school. In less than a week, they decide they have learned enough, and they would like to leave. The monk would not allow such a thing. The Prince pulls out a gun, threatens the old man and so they get […]