Colors in Thailand…and why they matter

Posted by claudio on April 2, 2016 in Living in Thailand |

Do you ever contemplate in the morning what to wear for the day? This question is answered more easily in Thailand than other countries. Especially when it comes to color choice. Colors in Thailand matter. At least for part of the Buddhist population. In Thai (and Khmer) tradition, each day of the week is assigned a […]


Makha Bucha Day – Honoring Buddha’s Teachings

Posted by claudio on March 4, 2015 in Living in Thailand |

In the Thai language Makha (Pali: Māgha) means the Third Lunar Month. Bucha (Pali: Pūjā) means “to honor”. Makha Bucha (Thai: มาฆบูชา) day honors the teachings of Buddha on the evening of the full moon of the third lunar month. Activities on Makha Bucha Day Visiting a temple to make merit, listening to monks preaching, and giving […]


The Spirit and Beauty of Thailand

Posted by claudio on January 15, 2015 in Living in Thailand |

If you are already in Thailand, you undoubtedly have experienced the beauty of Thailand. The friendly people, the tasty food, the warm climate, and the sights and sounds in all parts of the country are quite unique. If you are planning (or considering) to come to Thailand to teach English, then this video will give you […]


Thai Vegetarian Festival

Posted by claudio on September 23, 2014 in Living in Thailand |

Vegetarians and Vegans rejoice! Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival is starting today. It is held every year in the 10th month of the Thai Lunar Calendar, starting on the 15th day of the waning of the moon. In 2014 the festival is from September 23 until October 3. Although Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country, eating a vegetarian diet is […]


Being a Novice Monk at a Thai Funeral

Posted by claudio on July 15, 2013 in Living in Thailand |

At first I was hesitant when I was asked to be a Novice Monk for a Thai funeral for two reasons: I’m not exactly what you would consider a religious person, and I wasn’t too keen on getting my head and eyebrows shaved. My eyebrows are one of my most defining features and just the […]


A Cola War Made in Thailand

Posted by claudio on April 19, 2013 in Living in Thailand |

Is the Cola War really over as  reported a while back in the article How Pepsi Lost Cola War Against Coke?  Not in Thailand, where a new chapter has just begun. Last November a new cola brand appeared in shops and restaurants all over the country. est – the Beverage that Reignites the Cola War in […]

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