Yesterday we all received the sad news that the beloved King of Thailand had passed away. His passing didn’t come as a big surprise as the King had been struggling with poor health for a while now, but I was still deeply saddened to hear this news.
I’m actually not sure whether this falls under cultural differences or just under common understanding. In any way, the Thai news was filled lately with people dressing inappropriately while visiting a temple. The last one dated back to August, when a tourist visited a temple here in Phuket in a see-through dress. She most probably just walked off the beach and thought she would be able to go to the into the temple dressed like she did. However, after photos appeared on Social media, she was invited to the police station to get a lesson on Thai culture, and she had to apologise for her actions.