The Thai Wedding

take 7 women, banana leaves, flowers and lots of needles. put everything in one location and give them 5 hours and ready are the 2 flower pots!

thai wedding

the actual ritual is kind of nice. the bridegroom starts from his house and goes to the house of his bride. in front of the whole procession there go the 2 flower pots.

thai wedding

when they get to her home he has to give money to the children and old people of her family to get to his bride.

thai wedding

than it goes to the last part where the little flower pot comes into play. the wedding couple sits down next to each other and than they get a band around there wrist. the little cotton strings are part of the flower in the pot. than every guest takes a band from the pot and ties there arms together – kind of a symbol that they now belong together.

thai wedding

and after that – food and beer!

CARABAO was in town

there was a big conzert to generate money for the school yesterday evening. the main act was CARABAO – the number one thai band for the last 10 years.

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and today archie’s mother showed up at family hut. we had a nice conversation while everybody ate breakfast at 12 in the morning. tonight is a thai wedding at our place – the girls are preparing the whole morning – gonna be fun!

I am back in Pai :-)

all right!

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god to be back 🙂

we had a nice wellcome party till late. a lot of nice people at family hut. lots of new shops and places in town. fh is not the same anymore – only 3 bungalows left and now way to get a hammock under them – at last 50 cm of sand. and no more flowers 🙁

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2night is a big conzert inn pai – lets see what is going on!