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Thonk, Thonk  
   

Thonk, Thonk

When appoaching this lady on the road we heard the rythmic "thonk" of her heavy, wooden pole smacking the round reeds she had gathered earlier. She will be using the flattened reeds to make fine, delicate baskets.
Teaching and "Our Street"

January 24th 2009
We are about 2 hours south of Bangkok and about 15 minutes by scooter to the Gulf of Thailand. On a map, this would be about 45 minutes from Rayong, and about 13 kilometers from the small town of Ben Phe, which is the jumping off harbor to the touristy island of Kho Samet. While 13k in Canada is not far to travel, here in rural Thailand there is much to see and experience even in this small dis ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong

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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