May was a big month for myself having spent three weeks in Thailand and enjoying myself to the full.
It was a relatively quiet month for Thailand in general, however this did not stop the Thai blog scene from once again turning out some first rate material. The photographs in this month’s review are from Wonderful Wi’s village garden.
There are two sides to a coin but what about a policemen. Frogblog Thaidings gives an affirmative to the latter point in the very funny Thai sense of humour? A very funny picture post that had myself and Wilai laughing for a good few hours.
An ingenious post from Thailand, Land of Smiles looks at the quick fix and ingenuity of the Thai people. Thai Ingenuity also poses a simple question but the answer is not so easy. The poser was Beyond My Mango Juice but what about yours, click on the title and give it a go.
Northeast Thailand is where my heart pines to be but who do the Isaan ladies of this rural region want to pin their heart on. Thai Women Prefer Englishmen has all the answers in another excellent daily dose from My Thai Friend.
Picture the scene. You are crossing a bridge over a flowing river and you glance down to see baby elephants being taught how to swim. A once in a lifetime experience but one that Malcolm and Ciejay witnessed in Teaching The Babies To Swim, another beautiful photo attached post from Retired In Thailand and Loving It.
Next up is a blog that is steadily rising up the Top 100 Thai Blogs chart. The Thai Pirate continues to regularly publish quality stories ranging from the factual to the downright funny. Thai Cambodian Border Run – Where am I going wrong? offers a little bit of both and shows that at times expats can find themselves a ” little wet behind the ears ” and fall prey to the scammers that trawl the border posts.
Catherine took a May vacation to Europe and on her return she visited Samut Songkhram Province which is known for it’s abundance of Thai temples. Happy Birthday Celebrations: Thai Temple Style looks around the temples and discovers the Nine Birth Star ceremony. Women Learning Thai explains it all with the usual grace and charm from author Catherine.
If you find yourself in Ubon Ratchatani and the hunger pangs are calling then get yourself down to Peppers Bakery and Cafe, where Life in rural Thailand host MeMock has gone into a business partnership. Peppers Bakery and Cafe, Ubon Ratchatani gives you a guided photographic tour of the plush premises.
Moving on to the World blogroll and we start with a snake story from Bulgarian Slivatree – An Expatriates Eye in Bulgaria. Snakes Galore In Bulgaria Right Now tells the story of how a hot day in the office can attract the most unwanted of visitors.
A Malaysian Abroad tracks down arguably the best pizza in the USA. Chicagoland: home of GQ-America’s best pizza? relates out Alan Richman of GQ magazine sampled 386 pizzas before delivering his verdict on the best tasting American pizza.
A woman rescued at sea and a rather large gas bill are two of the amusing stories covered by Adullamite in True Reports from British Life….!!! BRITISH NEWSPAPERS another witty entry from this highly polished British blog.
They say that if you fall off a bicycle then the best advice is to jump straight back on it, but what about a horse. After suffering serious back injuries brave Frances finally takes to the saddle again in I got back on!! France and The Unknown relates how a woman’s love of horses will overcome the most serious doubts of confidence and conquer those inner fears.
The Vendée Blog serves up another fine slice of humour in On The Wonder Of Bonnie a tale of how mans best friend the ever lovable dog can sometimes take a leap too far.
This months guest blog spot goes to Jonny Foreigner and a passionately written blog titled Thai hospitality “ Thai hospitality is legendary across the world, ‘they will do anything for you’, so it goes. ” Jon lays down a very positive case for the generosity of the Thai people.
That’s it from Beyond The Mango Juice and the May review. Read and enjoy.
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