This blog is brought to you by Jack Simpson, a “farang” volunteer at Opportunity Foundation in Thailand. I am not always in country, but whether I am or not I will try to keep you up to date on what is happening at our new foundation and in Nang Rong city. I also hope to have our foundation staff as well as other board members contribute as they are able.

Already contributing is Walai Jantawiboon, head of social work for Opportunity Foundation. Previous to getting her masters in social work from Baylor University in Texas, Walai worked more than fifteen years with various NGO’s and relief organizations in Thailand.

I’ll be talking about trips we take in Thailand, whether to Bangkok or a beach resort. When I go anywhere else in Southeast Asia, I’ll tell you about that also. Myanmar is one common destination, related to my work in the Nargis Library Recovery project. I’ll also talk about travel in Cambodia. I hope to get to Laos soon, when I do I’ll let you know.

Links in the text can take you interesting places. In the Myanmar posts several text links take you to YouTube videos showing interesting things we have seen.

  1. Jim
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:31 | #1

    Jack, the link “Nargis Library Recovery” seems to be broken. Stay dry. Jim

  2. November 19th, 2011 at 18:19 | #2

    Thanks for that. I fixed it now. That website has been updated and moved. It is now at http://nargislibrary.org/.

  3. Joyce
    December 22nd, 2014 at 17:17 | #3

    Dear Jack,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Thailand, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

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