What I did on my holidays

I got to do a bit of travelling over the January break (summer holidays here in Australia). Our stay on the quiet, peaceful island of Siboya, in Southern Thailand, coincided with Children’s Day, an annual Thai Festival when all the children are given presents (the younger ones tend to cry if they don’t like the one they’re given) and spend the day playing games, having races, and doing other special activities. Tony and I led a short music workshop for the children in the village of Klong Tor. It felt a lot like the old, Timor times.

I have definitely got some good value out of Funge Alafia this last year!

Siboya was just what we needed after the frantic right-up-til-Christmas unrelenting pace of 2011. They have electricity on the island (as of 2009), but at the Siboya Bungalows resort there was no background music being played, no TVs in the corner of the room, no need to see a screen at all. We had a total digital detox – bliss!

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