Blending In: Farang Reflections on Living in Thai Culture
Editor Gray Rogers
There are many farang (Westerners) in Thailand. Some come to live and maybe find work; others pass through as tourists. Some cling to their own cultural heritage; others seek to adapt and become as ‘Thai’ as possible. Blending In presents reflections by a variety of authors on the fundamental question of whether it is possible for a farang to blend in with Thai culture. The authors present personal experiences and observations on this theme, including grappling with the language, playing golf and pool, participating in festivals, building a house, surviving illness and injury and Thai-farang relationships. Blending In is not a recipe for blending into Thai culture: rather it encourages farang to approach this unique culture with eyes, ears, hearts, and minds open.
Gray Rogers was born in the UK, and has lived and worked in SE Asia for 15 years. he has travelled extensively throughout the region, teaching, meeting and working with people from many cultures, nationalities and walks of life. he and his Thai-Khmer wife, Suphan, live in Bangkok and Buriram Province with their daughter.
Size 145 x 210 mm