Atop his elephant, the king called out to the crown prince of Burma Mingya Swa to face him in single combat. After being caught with her lover, she was sentenced to death by burning. A sorceress attempted to cast a protection spell, but its effects came on too late, leaving only her intestines, viscera and head unscathed. Thailand has its fair share of spooky stories, and perhaps none is more terrifying than that of Mae Nak. Nak was pregnant and very much in love when her husband was conscripted to fight in a war. During his absence, both Nak and her baby died in childbirth.
During the last many years of travel, I have returned to Chiang Mai almost half a dozen times. We would meet daily for food and smoothies. We would explore on motorbikes. We would share what we learned about the culture in Northern Thailand. We visited all of the temples and ate all of the things. I kept it to within the downtown core so it would be easy for you to access even on a brief visit. Do not pass go.
My friend and I are anxious to visit Asia and have selected both Thailand and Singapore for July We have travelled extensively to other parts of the world and have not had to deal with racism and or discrimination that we are aware of. However, we are a bit concerned about how African Americans are perceived in these countries. Lubbybubby, I find that the Thai people are the most accepting people I've ever met. We were just discussing this point last night, actually.
This in turn comes from the Old French word franc , meaning " Frank ", a West Germanic tribe that became a major political power in Western and Central Europe during the early Middle Ages , and from which France derives its name. Muslim traders referred to European traders as Farang and it also entered the local vernaculars of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The Royal Institute Dictionary , the official dictionary of Thai words, defines the word as "a person of white race ". The practice continues in present-day Bangkok. Farang is also the Thai word for the guava fruit, introduced by Portuguese traders over years ago.