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.

Break during a ceremony, food and drink is always there
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
Where is the driver?
Where is the driver?
Heavy transport
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 it “rotten fish”) are added and in a certain composition it is one of my favorite foods (without the mentioned ingredients). In these competitions teams of three compete against each other. One 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.

Our team, right, with supporters
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. Two double rooms are ready and the community room has been used as well. The single room will be finished soon.

View of the guest house in a westerly direction
View of the guest house in a westerly direction
View from the terrasse
View from the terrasse
Blick aus einem Zimmer
View from a room
Here & Now guest room
Guest room
Guest room
Guest room
Here & Now guest room
Guest room
Taiji picture in the Here & Now guest room
Taiji picture in the guest room
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom

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, two double rooms are already in use.

Country life

Market day in Bo Thai