Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Dan Sai, Loei Province (Near Laos)

We traveled to Dan Sai (an eleven hour bus ride) to witness one of Thailand's most colorful festivals --- the Peetaa Kon Festival (also spelled Pii Ta Khon) --- which is internationally known. It is in a hilly and mountainous area (much different from the flat area where we live). Instead of growing rice, fruit trees dot the landscape and coffee is grown here. Ther bottom picture shows a young hornbill who has taken residence at a local resort about 10 km outside the village.

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At 6:45 PM, Blogger june hart said...

We are a "mature" couple with 4 grow children. We were medically cleared on June 12th. Searched the PC blog directory looking for a couple already serving. John has a Pacemaker and we were told that Thailand was one of two countries that would consider us for service. Are there many other gray-haired couples in service in Thailand that you have met? We look forward to a potential assignment either in Thailand or South Africa (SOON!).

At 3:09 AM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

There are about 12 "wise ones" serving in Thailand. The health care available to the volunteers is excellent --- much better than in the U.S. Bumrungrad Hospital is one of the world's premier hospitals!


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