To Phuket

Tawn and I leave this afternoon for our first trip to Phuket, to attend the wedding of one of his university friends.  It should be particularly interesting as we’ve been invited to participate in the pitii rod nam – literally the ceremony of pouring water – the morning ceremony for family and close friends where monks officiate.  This is the the religious ceremony that is held in Thai culture, akin to the church ceremony in a Christian wedding.

Most guests are usually invited only to the reception, so I’m looking forward to seeing this slice of Thai culture up close.

There may not be any – or many – entries until Monday, so thank you in advance for your patience. 

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