Country life in Bo Thai


Country life in Bo Thai

Bo Thai is a small town on the edge of a wide plain. HERE & NOW is about 3 km from the village and is located on the slopes of the Phetchabun mountains, a mountain range up to 1800m high, which stretches about 200 km from north to south. From here you have a good view over the plain where mainly rice, corn and tobacco are grown. If not weddings, funerals, house initiations with the monks, “cut hair” (big party, if the novices are given a bald head), which is quite common, it is relatively quiet here.

Pause während einer Zeremonie, Essen und Trinken ist immer dabei

Break during a ceremony, food and drink is always there

An 5 Tagen der Woche ist Markttag an der Hauptstrasse in Bo Thai

On 5 days of the week is market day on the main street in Bo Thai

Wo ist der Fahrer?

Where is the driver?

Schwertransport

Heavy transport

Som Tam competition:

A big event is also the Som Tam competitions. Som Tam is a papaya salad that is usually very spicy. In the Isan, sometimes a crayfish, tiny dried crabs and blah (I call the “rotten fish”) are added and in a certain composition it is one of my favorite foods (without the mentioned ingredients) .These competitions compete against each other Teammate prepares the papaya salad, the other two perform one, you could say, ambiguous dance, all this is associated with a lot of laughter and fun, nobody really takes that seriously.

Unser Team, rechts, mit Unterstützern

Our team, right, with supporters

For the curious here the video. At 4:00 the music starts, at 5:30 it gets a bit more lively and at 7:30 it´s getting crazy.

Accommodation

We are building new accomodation for our visitors. It is a house with three rooms (with private bathroom), a large kitchen and huge terrace.

Blick auf's Gästehaus in Richtung Westen

View of the guest house in west direction

Blick von der Terrasse

View from the terrace

Blick aus einem Zimmer

View from a room

World Tai Chi & Chi Gong Day

Fächerform beim World Tai Chi & Chi Gong Day 2004 auf Koh Tao
Fan form at the World Tai Chi & Chi Gong Day 2004 on Koh Tao

How everything started…

Wie alles begann
Link to our former website

New accommodations under construction

guesthouse-here-and-now
Our new guest-house

Country life

Market day in Bo Thai