Learning to speak a language has many different benefits. Language learning can help you during travel, to understand and communicate with natives and to make it easier to find anything you need when you are away from home. It can give you a better idea of the culture of other people around the world. Sometimes, learning languages can help you understand the root words and relations of the language that you speak already. Being able to speak a different language can also assist you when looking ..
Day Tripping in Amazing Hua Hin
In last year's Bangkok Post was a daily feature where a celebrity was asked about their favorite vacation destination; more frequently than not, the celebrity chose a beach destination and usually they chose Hua Hin. Hua Hin is a small beach town in Pratchuap Khirikhan, perhaps the nation's pineapple capital. The Dole Company has a huge pineapple processing facility just West of Hua Hin which also houses hundreds of Dole workers. However, the main commodity of Hua Hin is tourism. On weeken ..
Bangkok post #2
First day. As the chauffeur drove me through the city towards my hotel I had the opportunity to observe my home for the next few weeks. It would later to become my permanent home. Incidentally, I can't imagine people coming this far just to stay one week. It takes me at least two or three days to get over the jet lag or the monster time difference from the other side of the world. Heck, it's even a day ahead. Anyway, I had many ideas and questions in my vast imagination of what it would be l ..
First trip to Thailand
After many trips and long stays in Thailand I could fill a large book with all my experiences good, bad, and sometimes heartbreaking. But will start with bits and pieces. It's like assembling a picture puzzle on your dining room table. You have to wait until the final pieces are in place before you can "get the picture", or I should say your personal viewpoint. Guess I will start at the beginning or "the border". First trip: Summer 2002 After a long wait at the Los Angeles Internati ..
Day Tripping in Amazing Thailand
Travel brochures frequently use the phrase, Amazing Thailand. Once you've been here for a while, the Amazement comes from many different sources. One thing you may notice is the two-tiered pricing system: one price for locals and a special price for foreigners. Many National Parks will charge 30 baht for Thais and up to 600 baht for foreigners. The same pricing goes for many tourist attractions, museums, accommodations, etc. This pricing practice can help people learn to speak some b ..