Telling the stories of some of the people
who live in the places we travel to.
The first set of stories take place in Trang
province in South Thailand.
Planters Running a rubber plantation is arduous work. Read this
story with "Uncle" Tuan to learn more of the process by which latex is collected
and prepared for sale.
Nong Da Nong Da has been working in the tourism industry since she was 12. This story is
one of a strong young woman looking towards the future.
Burners Charcoal is still used as a major fuel source throughout
Thailand. In the South, old rubber trees are often used to produce charcoal. Meet one
charcoal pit manager and his family from Trang.
Kopi In the South of Thailand, "kopi" means fresh coffee (as opposed to the
instant variety). Coffee shops are also at the heart of the urban ethnic Chinese culture
of the South. Here is the story of two generations, and two coffee shops.