30 of January 2010 @ PELANGI PRIDE CENTRE
Details at a Glance
Date: 30 January 2010 (Sat)
Venue: Pelangi Pride Centre
Cost per person: $6 (cost of 2 soft drinks and finger food)
RSVP: This event is by invitation only.
As there are LIMITED seats, prior registration is required.
To get an invitation – please email [pelangipridecentre at yahoo dot com] with your name (in full), contact number, the name/s of your guests.
11 days North East Thailand with 3 gay men and 2 lesbians
You may think that after seeing Angkor Wat and Borobudur, there are no more ancient cities to top them. Well you are wrong. You need to go to Esaan.
*Descending the 15 naga stairways towards the prang of Phanom Rung
*Finding 500bahts in toilet of a restaurant run by sistas in Phimai
*Noodle soup next to ancient ruins of Lopburi
*Getting lost within a banyan tree in Sai Ngam
*Dancing amongst sunflowers in the plains of Khao Jeen Lae
*Phad thai, pink century eggs, kai yeang and khao niaow on the night train up north.
*The white temple and golden toilets of Chiangrai’s Wat Rong Khun
*Checking out a temple of silver in Wualai Road
*Learning how to cook a vegetarian feast from Mai Kaidee
*And singing My Way in a karaoke bear bar in Bangkok
At the end of last year, 5 guys and girls scooted off to Bangkok and spent the next 11 days exploring the North East Thailand, aka Esaan, a land of rich history and human poverty. Yeah, it was rough at times trying to sleep on public buses and trains. Sometimes, you even have to yell at fellow backpackers to “Knock it off!!” In a harsh land of dry infertile soil, people descended
from the Khmers still try to eke a living there; while sending their children overseas for a better life as unskilled migrant workers. And a most heartwarming surprise was discovering how transgender people are so well accepted in the rural society.
Getting out of the 1000baht per night comfort zone meant sleeping in quaint guesthouses, learning to wait for the bus, getting to eat street hawker food in night markets, meeting the friendly locals, contributing to local economy at the most direct level; and looking out for by including each other into your personal space.
Of course, when you put 3 gay men and 2 lesbians together for 11 days & 10 nights, you will get a lot of talk of size, shapes, curves, colour, hair, chubs, monks, sistas, mei nu …….. which will be featured.
Come and see for yourself what a great time we had!