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Thai Trooping of the Colour

It was a hot and humid afternoon when I attended the Thai trooping of the colour. We had to arrive several hours early, well before the official guests were due to arrive, and we ushered onto a tiered stand that was covered by a large marquee. The lack of air under the marquee only made the heat and humidity worse, so it was a very uncomfortable wait. We were also expected to wear our finery, so suits, or uniforms, for the men, and elegant dress for the women was de rigeur. As we waited for the official ceremony to commence fleets of flagged limousines would roll up to disgorge the official dignitaries, and we did have some fun trying to work out which countries were represented by trying to distinguish their flags. . . . → Read More: Thai Trooping of the Colour

Pulsating Patpong Bangkok

It is very colourful, lively and ridiculously noisy . . . → Read More: Pulsating Patpong Bangkok

Wax works well in Bangkok

A unique “Royal Hall” presented under special arrangement with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, allows interaction with Thai historical figures . . . → Read More: Wax works well in Bangkok

Perfect purchasing in Phuket

Phuket’s towns and streets really come alive at night . . . → Read More: Perfect purchasing in Phuket

Be mindfulness of meditation in Thailand

Practitioners focus on their breathing and their bodies, to notice, but not judge, their thoughts . . . → Read More: Be mindfulness of meditation in Thailand

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