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Review: Sunshine Network Massage Course

Again, with the benefit of a proper keyboard, here are my thoughts on the Thai massage course I took with the Sunshine Network in the Lahu Village.  I took this course in January 2012, led by Andrea.  At that time … Continue reading

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Review: Training with Pichest

Now that I’m home and able to type on a proper keyboard rather than my mobile phone I thought I would review the two lots of Thai massage training that I took in Thailand.  In this post I’ll cover the … Continue reading

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Wot No Yoga?

Confession time.  What happened to my intention to maintain my yoga practice during my trip to Thailand?  Well the truth is that things went rather pear-shaped on that front. Everything started off OK.  I arrived in Chiang Mai and there … Continue reading

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Planes and Pots

The whole airport experience is usually something I hate. There is still some pretence that flying is glamorous and that you are being treated as valued and special. The reality is that from the moment of check in to the … Continue reading

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Village School Food

The Sunshine Network school has its own kitchen and three meals a day are prepared for students. The Lahu people are not vegetarian but the school is run on Buddhist retreat principles. In any case it solves most problems if … Continue reading

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Back from the village

It will be too painful to put up a full review using my phone of the Thai massage course I’ve just completed. This lovely bamboo house has been home for the past 12 days. Vacated by a lovely Lahu couple … Continue reading

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Off to the Lahu Village

I first studied Thai massage at the Sunshine Network School in a hill tribe village,  The villagers are Black Lahu, an ethnic group distinct from the Thais spread across Northern Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and the adjacent part of China. The … Continue reading

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Thai food

One of the advantages of being in Thailand is that I get to enjoy Thai food. Of course it’s just called ‘food’ here. Food is available everywhere. From small to large restaurants and street vendors. Surprising perhaps in a country … Continue reading

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Bad news for Scots

I suppose this should ba a warning to all Scots. Even before a vote on independence it would appear that you get significantly fewer Baht to the Scottish currency compared with GBP. Oops!

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More accidental pottery

Sunday was a day of walking and exploring Chiang Mai. The only appointment I had was to meet at the park in the afternoon. People hang out there and practice acro-yoga, Thai massage and circus skills. On the way to … Continue reading

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