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Old Friends and New

While we were in Thailand Bob and I made many new friends. We first met one of our new friends,  “Mr. A.”, a truly genuine young man who  drives his own taxi for a living, purely by chance. We were out walking one day, passed him … Continue reading

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Following Up…

Well, following on from my post of last week, it seems that in America the presidential election race is now done and all over bar the shouting, and it seems to me from what I’ve heard on radio and television here … Continue reading

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So the Race is On

Well, seems that the US of A Presidential election, the day that has been in the news for so long, is finally here, and as we all know it’s Hilary Clinton v Donald Trump. It also seems to me that … Continue reading

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Creatures Big and Small

On our travels through Thailand, it struck me that there were a great many dogs on the roam. They just hang around, sitting and dozing and watching life go by,  or curl up and go to sleep wherever, and no one takes any … Continue reading

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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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