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A new experience on our trip this week, with our visit to Buriram and Sawan's home village of Ban Dorn Mai Gnam. After a long car journey we reached our Hotel, a very nice 4 Star called Alvarez. Just recently opened. The next day while Sawan popped to the market to get her family some bitsand peices. We headed to the pool, which was very chilly as it had only just been filled so it had not had chance for the sun to warm it.
A short drive ...
... from 'One flew over the cuckoos nest' in the photo as we sat on stage. Seriously, Jason on the left, me and Sam are consummate professionals, though it seems maybe a little prone to rocking back and forth on occasion, with a bit of dribbling thrown in for good measure.
Oh and the rains are back, twice this week my road has turned into a raging torrent, but it's cooler, now only 90 degrees and cloudy!
... kids every opportunity to chat to 'Master' Steve whilst maintaining law and order!
I have really missed it so much, seeing my kids from last year, coming up and giving me hugs makes what I do so special.
Our team is great, we have a new teaching assistant, Ram, I look forward to getting to know her and Sam joins us from the UK, he seems a lovely guy and is teaching the P5s. He ...
... cases in front of thousands, at times feeling very at ease after the initial horror, sweaty palms and a palpitating heart.
Another first this week was walking into a barber's and witnessing the removal of earwax, using what looked like a hypodermic needle which would have gone in one ear and out the other. Needless to say, I waffled something in Thai, made a hasty exit and avoided the ...
Well...... I have been laughing at the Thais as they have donned their woolly jumpers, hats and jackets as the temperatures have dropped below 25c! In fairness, the temperature here was 12c last night and rose little above 16c today, this is the coldest I have known it this year and is quite extreme by Thai standards. Nobody has heating, I do not possess a jumper or coat and I'm sat ...