Last Sunday, K went for his first official trip at work…he went to visit refugee camp in Kanchanaburi, his first trip since he started working in Thailand more than a month ago. So, kids and I were excited for him, he is excited too!
Kanchanaburi is the largest of the western provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Tak, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom and Ratchaburi. In the west it borders Kayin State, Mon State and Tanintharyi Region of Myanmar. A province in the Central Plains, Kanchanaburi borders Burma to the west with the Tanaosi Range as a borderline. It is frequented by tourists who have been attracted by its long history and ancient civilizations, a location of the Bridge over the River Khwae – ‘Kwai’ as it is known internationally and scene of the historic World War II. Producers of the movie the Bridge Over the River Kwae are guilty of giving the river and bridge both the wrong spelling and mis-pronunciaton. It is pronounced ‘Kwae’ as in the English word ‘Hair’. The province is also famous for its natural attractions such as forests, mountains, caves and waterfalls.
Then after two days they went to Ratchaburi, to get more closer to the camp and find Dao Coffee, this cafe is located on the main road, decked out in a vintage style with fresco walls and old table sets; offers selections of hot and cold coffee as well as refershing smoothies, which I think really good for travelers.
Ratchaburi is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and Phetchaburi. In the west it borders Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar. Ratchaburi means, “The land of the king.” The province is full of cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes, and historical sites. It is located 80 kilometers west of Bangkok and borders Burma to the west with the Tanaosi Range as a natural borderline. The Mae Klong River flows through the center of Ratchaburi town.
Dao Coffee is where he got this beautiful souvenirs…he brought home for us! A miniature tea set for me, which are really lovely and so cute. I love it. K knows how much I love tea set and how I fancy to host Tea Party for family or friends someday. That’s why I thought he bought this for me. Unfortunately at this time of writing, some pieces are broken already…well, you know Isabelle enjoyed serving coffee to us and she dropped it.
Miniature Tea Set…
Also, he got this little dolls for Kuya and Isabelle…isn’t it cute? Luckily, these two lovely thing are still fine.
And lastly, he also got me two postcards of Suan Phueng, a district in western part of Ratchaburi. Yes, postcards…I am collecting it and an active member of Postcrossing, also you can visit my postcard collection at Postcrossing Mom but its not updated for long time, hopefully I can find time soon.
Little souvenirs that we all love and enjoy…more importantly, Daddy’s back home safe. And he’s back 3 days earlier because he was able to finished the things he need to do faster than expected. Well done, mahal!
He will be off for another trip in different camp next week…and there are lots of refugee camp along Thailand and Burma border.
I’m happy for him with this new posting, he is enjoying his new job and love working with people…its in his character I guess!
And we received good news this week , his brother in-law from his only sister Pilar is now the Lord Mayor of Wollongong City, Illawara Region, NSW, Australia…Congratulations Gordon and Pilar, you’ll be a great first lady. We are happy for both of you!
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