Month: June 2019

What to Expect at a Buddhist Monk Ordination Ceremony in Thailand: Most Thai Men Become Monks

A few months ago, I attended my first Buddhist monk ordination ceremony in Thailand. A Thai friend’s cousin was being ordained and she invited me to go with her. Not having been to one before, I didn’t know what to expect. Would it be a serious occasion? Would it be a typical Thai excuse to …

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Thai snake charmer captures and calms a deadly cobra on a house patio in Ang Thong, Thailand

Emergency snake catcher and Thai snake charmer Jirawat Iamlamay was asked to help capture a deadly cobra in Ang Thong, Thailand late last month, after the snake showed up on the patio of a home. Using traditional Thai snake charmer skills, he mesmerized and then calmed the cobra by moving his head around and tapping …

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Things to Consider Before Buying a Pet in Thailand: The Cost, the Heat and a Lot More

For both Thais and foreign expats, buying a pet in Thailand is something many of them do. From rabbits to hamsters, dogs and cats, snakes, fish, iguanas, exotic birds and more – people get pets, often without considering a slew of factors that should be thought about before buying a pet in Thailand Owning a …

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