12 Feb 2002 gregf   » (Journeyer)

Today is my first post for quite a while. Sorry. I thought i'de let you know whats happening with current dommestic affairs. I've settled in Koh samui (south of Thailand). I live in a typical Thai style wooden house, with every fruit tree imaginable in the garden. A fresh water river runs at the bottom of the garden , and the water comes from the mountain and the Namuang waterfall approx. 1km upstream.

Samui has alot to offer, 2million cocanuts exported to Bangkok every month, along with many other kinds of fruit, some of which I have never tasted befor. The weather is generaly always above 28 degree celcius. November - Febuary is the rian season and helps plant growth plus keeps to temperature to a tollerable state. I live in what I call the country side of samui so the evenings are pleasantly cool.

Working on many various types of physical projects at the momment. I have 25 rai (approx 12 acres) of land in the mountain that I want to develope, a bungalow to build with a friend also in the mountain, on top of that I would like to build some furniture and develope around my house. Additionaly I have the hardware and a network to maintain on a small but busy internet cafe. (free coffee supplied). Ive installed Linux on two of the workstations and im trying to convince the owner to switch over to linux power :)

I almost forgot! Every Sunday afternoon I teach english to the local Thai children. For the older generation I have plans to teach them basic computing (Linux I must strongly advise). Hopefully this with generate enough funds to purchase some machines to utilize in class for practical teaching. This also means that I would be encouraged to stay in Thailand on a long term period, which are my plans.

If you ever feel the urge to come and visit Thailand? Then drop me an e-mail greg@farratech.org I have a second house, big enough for two people to live in. I can arrange collection from the airport, and transport, and snorkeling trips, and site seeing excursions, etc, etc. Island hopping is a fantastic way to see thios side of Thailand. You can visit the Island where part of the film 'The Baech' with Leonaro de Caprio was shot.

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