Monthly Archives: October 2016

On the Passing of Rama IX

                                 This photo of King Rama IX was borrowed from the net. Prince Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was crowned Rama IX on 6 June, 1946. He was conferred with the added title of King Bhumibol the Great in 1987. In total, … Continue reading

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Taking a Walk Around Surin Beach

In Thailand, our hotel, the Manathai Surin Beach boutique hotel, was situated in a quiet street, and directly across from the beach at Surin. The hotel reception area and restaurant were quite different from anything we had imagined.   Our room at the … Continue reading

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The Little Royal House On The Beach

Prince Somdet Chaofa Prajadhipok Sakdidej, who later became King Prajadhipok, King Rama VII, the last absolute monarch and the first constitutional monarch of Siam, was  born 8 November 1893, in Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand). He was one of the 9 children and … Continue reading

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A Few Words For Sam

For the last couple of weeks or so, I have been unable to talk to Sam and have missed him sorely. Bob and I have been away, in Thailand, and due to the intense heat, our overcrowded schedule, a lack … Continue reading

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