Friday, February 09, 2007

From: Thai Photo Blogs

"Ashrita Furman (R) of the U.S. holds a tiger on a leash, at the start of a world record attempt, while skipping at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, 120km (75 miles) northwest of Bangkok, February 4, 2007. Furman, 53, officially won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records on Sunday by skipping 5 km (3.1 miles) in 35 minutes and 19 seconds at Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, some 150 km west of Bangkok. To make the attempt more interesting, Furman skipped the first 100m and 75m of the last 100m holding the tiger. Photo taken February 4, 2007. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang"

Ahhh, the Thai dedication to 'sanook' (rough translation: Fun). There is a great Thai saying that goes like this, paraphrasing here, "If something is not fun, then why do it?"

The source of this info, and the piggys below, is a blog called Thai Photo Blogs, full of excellent and often hilarious info provided a farang (foreigner) living in Thailand. It gives an insight into life in Thailand at base level, not just the stuff you hear on the news at night.