Christmas carols and celebrations December 18th 2008 It was a great week to be in the camp. As Thailand is a Buddhist country and Mae Sot has a large Muslim population it just did not feel like December or the Christmas season. However, the majority of the Karen population at Umpiem camp are devout Christians, very religious and this is an extremely important occasion for them.
On the first night of our stay Bee and I could hear music and sin ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Um Phang 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
I am departing Australia on Friday 24th October 2008 for 12 months. I am leaving behind my home by the beach for a mountainous and forrested location in Thailand. Otherwise known as the "City of Three Mists," I will be living in Mae Hong Son and working along the Thai-Burma border. I will be assisting refugees who have fled from Burma with their preparations for resettlement to Australia as well as embarking on my own educational and cultural learning experience. I am hanging up the high heels and suits for a slower pace in life and an awesome opportunity to learn... full info