Travel Blogs from Buriram
... 100 in total, bringing a smile back to my miserable face.
You realise that in sickness, your whole quality of life disappears, purpose gone, no enjoyment to be had from anything, even the basic pleasure of eating.
But, I am back from the brink, sense of humour restored, a feeling that I should make some life changes, but without doubt I will relish the now and only tentatively contemplate tomorrow.
... I doubt you would see this hardly anywhere else in the world, rioting and bloodshed would be of the order, this is not Thai style. I may yet eat my words!
The sun still shines every day and I have settled back into school life easily. My P2 students are lovely, very sweet and generally very well behaved, I hope to make a difference in their lives.
... I was so happy. I felt like I was getting a truly Thai experience and it was a relief to get such a warm welcome after a shaky start in Bangkok.
I love dogs. Back home in the UK, dogs are lovely, friendly animals who love us as much as we love them. Man’s best friend. Here in Thailand, I learned the hard way that this is not the case.
I had not long been in Surin and ...
... Thai life, punctuality, organisation, highway code etc, but here you are not driven to exhaustion or your grave by deadlines, expectation, or generally long hours of toil.
I wake up to a sunny morning most days and tonight had dinner by the river in warm temperatures watching the wildllife go about its business.
I still count my blessings every day, especially the next 67!
... and we talked for about 10 minutes on the subject of 'occupations' and aspirations for the future.
There have been some challenging days climbing this huge curve, but wow do the rewards make up for it. It's an absolute joy and you are made to feel very special by the little monkeys you become very close to.
It's a week off from Thursday onwards, the car is going into the garage for some bodywork repairs, I had a little prang a few days ago ...