Thursday, January 19, 2006

This Week's NATIONAL ETIQUETTE AWARD goes to... Thailand!

Thailand Page in Wikipedia

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Thailand.com

Thailand-WWW Virtual Library

I hereby grant the National Etiquette Award to Thailand, because it is the custom in that country to remove shoes at the door. This is almost universally the norm in
South-East Asia.

Thailand has recently been in the news in Britain after the rape and murder of a British tourist. This week a Thai court handed death sentences to the murderers. There was a strong expectation that they would receive a life sentence, because they had pleaded guilty to their charges. It is thought that the verdict was politically motivated. I say this is Biblical justice and those men deserve to die.

Thailand has become a very popular tourist destination for British people as a result of cheap airlines. It was once a destination primarily for gap-year students. Older people are now travelling to Thailand. One can only hope that some of them may pick up the practise of removing shoes at the door while they are there.

Thailand is a Buddhist country. There is some persecution of Christians in that country. For more information on the persecution of Christians worldwide:

Barnabas Fund

Open Doors International

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

I find it very cute you giving out these awards and all but I don't know if the story you picked out to talk about this nation really made me think of Thailand as great even if they do take their shoes off!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for visiting this blog, Dorothy.

Your right. Not a nice story, but the fact it was in the news made me choose Thailand. It might help it get picked up in the earch engines!

I know Americans do not travel as much as British people.

Thailand is aver beautiful country. It is becoming a really big holiday destination.

And Thai food is really nice. Have you tried it?

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Dorothy said...

Actually i have. We have a really good Tai restaurant in our town and Sheena and her boyfriend our friend Josh and I went out to eat there one night this past summer. VERY GOOD!

Rose~ said...

I love Thai food too. It is my second favorite, next to Indian. My mouth is now watering again, Matthew. Hope you are doing well today.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I am glad you both like Thai food.

I am well enougth, Rose~. I just spent a pleasent evening in the city with my parents and my sister and her partner.

God Bless

Matthew