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Courtyard in the dorms

Water was stored in the "mandi". You take what water you need in the plastic containers and wash. No putting dirty water back in!
Buddha Pillows and Dukkha

December 11th 2005
Nearly a year ago, I read an article in the Sunday Times travel section entitled “Holidays that will change your life”. In it were featured mainly pampering spa-type holidays. But one stood out: a ten day silent retreat in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand. My RTW trip was only a vague idea back then and I was open to suggestions. Something about it grabbed me and I decided to book my flights s ... read more
Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Chaiya

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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