The queen of fruits and her vanishing land
How much do we know about this fruit that people either love or hate?
Although Pak Kret is noted mainly for its pots, it once had acres of sumptuous durian plantations and was known as the Land of the Queen of Fruits. My American friend who has lived in Thailand for more than 30 years and also my Thai friends who have spent all their lives in Pak Kret, all call it ‘The Land of the Durian'
BA (1), MA (1)
Irish (male, 28 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (5), PGCE (1), BA (1)
American (female, 37 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Filipino (female, 30 years old, native Tagalog speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Dane (male, 48 years old, native Danish speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), BSc (1)
Nigerian (male, 34 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (8), BA (1), MA (1)
American (male, 49 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), BA (1)
Spaniard (male, 46 years old, native Spanish speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Diploma (2), BSc (1)
French (male, 32 years old, native French speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), BSc (1), Diploma (1)
American (female, 29 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Dane (male, 42 years old, native Danish speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
New to Thailand?
If you've just arrived in Thailand or you're sitting at home thinking about coming to Thailand-then the newbie FAQ is a good place to start.
Ajarn.com was started as a small hobby website in 1999 by Ian McNamara. It was a simple way for one Bangkok teacher to share his Thailand experiences and pass on advice. The website developed a loyal and enthusiastic following. In 2004, Ian handed over the reins to Phil Williams and 'Bangkok Phil' has run the ajarn website ever since.
Ajarn.com has grown enormously and is now the most popular TEFL site in Thailand - possibly even South East Asia. Although best-known for its vibrant jobs page, Ajarn has a wealth of articles, blogs, features and help and advice. But one principle has always remained at Ajarn's core - to tell things like they are and to do it with a sense of humor. Thailand can be Heaven or Hell for an English teacher. It's always been Ajarn.com's duty to present both sides of the equation. Thanks for stopping by.
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