May 17th cats and dogs

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First of all: Happy May 17th to our Norwegian reader(s).

Our day on Koh Lanta started with quite a surprise. We were going to have breakfast with some of the Swedish parents from school, before the Friday volleyball game started. When we arrived the breakfast we were met with a big crowd of children and adults carrying Norwegian flags and a long table was set up. What a nice surprise! They even started to sing our National anthem!  Very touching!

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May 17th breakfast at Goldenbay Resort

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Frangipani hart

After a very enjoyable breakfast we all gathered for a improvised May 17th parade going to school. Marching on the beach waiving flags and singing. Maybe the first May 17th parade on Klong Dao beach?

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Since we did not have a marching band it did seem a bit unorganized..

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The parade got into shape eventually.

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We even reached the newspaper..

At school Lucas told the other pupils about May 17th and why and how we celebrate the day in Norway. He just had the topic in the last assignment from Globalskolen so he was up to date.

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Coming back from school we ran into this poor little girl on the beach. She seemed hungry and dehydrated, and according to some of the staff at the hotel she had been walking on the beach for some time.


We did not have the hart to leave her there with out her mother, so Irene and me decided that it was a case for the Pet rescue 911. we jumped on Irene`s tuctuc and drove to Lanta Animal Welfare.

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Out of pure luck they had a cat mom with kittens just a week or two older. The cat mom adopted the little kitten at once. What a great cat! A happy ending to the cat story.

The weekend plan for Reiseselbekk to celebrate May 17th was two nights at the 5 star luxury beach resort Pimalai at Kantiang beach south on the island. We were so happy to have a room with sea view and everything was indicating that this would be a wonderful weekend..

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but then came the rain.. It is raining cats and dogs!!

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So insted of swimming in one of the infinity pools or relaxing on the wonderful beach, we stay in the room in our robes and slippers watching DVDs..

Let´s hope the weather gets better tomorrow, and that the forecasts are wrong, wrong, wrong..

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