My recent holiday in Thailand took me to Kanchanaburi for the first four nights and my visit to the seven tier Erawan Waterfall was one of the best days of my whole holiday. For those of you who have yet to visit this picturesque province situated 130 kilometres from Bangkok on the west side of Thailand then if the chance comes along then I would recommend you grab it with both hands.
Kanchanaburi has so many tourist attractions that four days was never really enough but myself and Wonderful Wi have been convinced by its beauty, charm and steeped history to revisit this delightful part of the Kingdom in the not to distant future. The photos accompanying this month’s blog review were all taken in Kanchanaburi.
We start September’s review with a story about one of those places that sometimes us foreigners visiting Thailand just don’t want to go inside….a Thai style village toilet. Thailand, Land of Smiles and Hazards of the Hongnam gets down on its haunches, bolts the door and tells the story about something nasty that appeared out of nowhere. Sssssss might be a clue.
Staying with the toilet theme but moving away from the villages and into the cities My Thai Friend looks at one of the services offered in some of the swankier clubs and restaurants in Thailand. Unzip your interest and try a Thai Toilet Massage and discover what really goes on inside the posher side of Thai nightlife.
Respect is a very big thing in Thailand and losing it comes much more easily to some people than others. A Harley Davidson, gymnasium and a total ass make up the content of Johnny Foreigner and my pick of his best post for September in Earning and losing respect in Thailand.
Women Learning Thai…. and some men too continued throughout September adding more and more Thai language learning resources and Glenn Slayden’s thai-language.com is a well written overview of a site that will be a powerful tool to anyone’s quest to master the Thai language. I bookmarked Glenn Slayden’s informative site and if your interest is learning Thai then I’ll bet my bottom baht that you’ll do the same too.
In the villages of Thailand and surrounding areas work opportunities are fairly scarce and making ends meet can mean running your own small business. Retired In Thailand and Loving It takes camera in hand and looks at the ways and means of earning a living in the Kanchanaburi village of Wang Pho. “I’m the Boss Here” has lots of photographs which show the everyday kind of working life that many tourists will rarely see.
I’m not sure if the next post is one for the ladies or one for the boys, perhaps ladyboys might be best. Ben Shillington’s blog The Thai Pirate is funny, informative and sometimes plain bizarre. Looking for love in Thailand? – Thai Time Trial Test is funny, bizarre but for some it may contain a little too much information. Not one for the fainthearted and don’t put down your Mills and Boon novel to read this one.
Behind the Noodle Curtain is a new entry to my sidebar blogroll and I think it is an excellent blog which is penned to perfection by its author Rick. Thai film ‘Nymph’ screens at the Toronto film festival is a splendidly written review of a Thai made movie that starts in Bangkok and heads out to the jungle and plots a couple who encounter a mysterious tree which leads to the ladies husband being abducted by a jungle nymph. My review of Behind the Noodle Curtain is check it out yourself because it’s a superbly scripted, well presented blog.
That completes a shortened write up of my monthly blog review which is a slimmed down version due to my recent trip to the Land of Smiles on which I very infrequently browsed the internet. My apologies to the writers of the sites I have omitted from this month’s review but next month the post will return to its normal full length format. Best wishes and enjoy your read from my Thailand Blogs – September 09 Review.
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