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Geography-Postcard Album: Thailand

Floating Market, Thailand
A busy floating market at Damnoensaduak.
I am very excited today to show you a postcard we have received from Thailand. It comes from two students from


They write, "Warm greetings from sunny Thailand! We send you our blessings and best wishes. We hope everything is well with you."
Isn't that sweet?
I am really enjoying receiving postcards from people I have met through their blogs. It really makes the world see not quite so big.
 In our geography study this week, we learned that Thailand (formerly Siam) is a country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Lao, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia. The capital is the largest city which is Bangkok.



We knew that the floating markets must be an important piece of the culture of Thailand because both of the postcards we have received from Thailand have been of the Floating Markets! This is one we received through Postcrossing. 

Been writes, "...Thailand is a small country in southeast Asia. However, there is a lot of beautiful places to travel here. I love to travel so I went to beach in the south of Thailand and to the north for mountain..."
Since both of our postcards were of the floating markets, we did a little research on them, too.
The floating markets are where the sellers, their boats laden with a wide variety of tropical fruits, flowers, vegetables and fresh produce, come to meet and barter their products with other traders. These days, modern supermarkets and department stores have largely replaced the traditional floating markets, but a few still survive, mainly as tourist attractions.
(If you would like to see a wonderful post about floating markets, check out the post by Greene Acres Hobby Farm.)
Thailand's Flag 
made from sweet chilli sauce, shredded coconut and blue swimmer crab
source: Marvelous
We always like to learn a little bit about the culture by tasting a bit of their food. It is a bit of cheating this week, since we already love Thai food and eat Pad Thai and Tom Khi Gai fairly regularly. But it was an excuse to eat it again!
And, of course, we made another page for our Around the World Postcard Album.

 And we took at look at the map to see where Thailand was in relation to the other places we have studied in Asia.

And for the lovely family at The Learning Center, if you don't want to spoil the surprise, look no further than this next map, for I am going to show the postcard we have sent to you.
This is on its way to Thailand.

Update: If you would like to see their post about this card, go to this post at The Learnng Center.



visited 9 countries with our postcard album
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3 comments:

  1. FUN!!! We are absolutely going to try this postcard project at some point. Reading your post about Thailand reminds me of The King and I. The girls and I enjoy listening to that soundtrack on vinyl, but I bet that it's also available on more modern formats!

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  2. Dear Phyllis and family,
    Thank you so much for this beautiful post about our host country. We are not a Thai family but this is where we live now and we love everything about it. We're happy to see the postcard we sent is now part of your album.
    Your pad thai looks authentic! That our favorite, too.

    We are on a trip now back to our homecountry, the Philippines. That's why this comment came late. We only have a week of visit here and then fly to another country for another week before we go back to Thailand.
    This is such a special post. thank you.
    Blessings!

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  3. Hello! I would be happy to exchange postcards with you.. :)

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