I haven’t posted much lately so here is a little of What we have been up to here at the X-Centre over the Holiday season and some Faces of our Visitors!
End of Last Year We had Longs friend come up so we Took Him to Pai for a Night as He had never been before.
On the Way.
Long’s Friend is no less than “Captain Suriya Pakdeesena” Who happens to Hold 2 Major Positions at U-Tapao Airport near Pattaya.
Chief Executive of Air Traffic Control, U-Tapao International Airport.
Chief of Base Operation Naval Air Station, U-Tapao Naval Air Division.
U-Tapao is Famous as it was Built during the Vietnam War Era by America as a Air Base for their B52 Bombers. It still sees active Duty today in Times of Conflict and was used in the last Afghan & Iraqi Wars for the B52’s It saw another kind of Service in November 2008 when the Yellow Shirts shut down the International Airports in Bangkok and the Government activated U-Tapao for Evacuation Flights for the Thousands of Stranded Tourists. It is Now undergoing a Total Upgrade and Expansion so it can be used in the future if needed and also to accommodate the growing Air Traffic in that region! A Man with a lot of responsibility on His Shoulders but has a Great Sense of Humour and Hell of Nice Guy!!! We had a Great Time.
Here We are in Pai.
Another Christmas Visitor was “Pim Kemasingki” Owner & Editor of Chiang Mai’s Famous Citylife Magazine See: www.citylife-citylife.com She brought out some Friends and Staff and had a Go at the Off Road Buggy Tour!!!
Pim and Long together after Her Trip!!!
Another Thai Movie Star “Natwut Amornvivat”, a very Nice Polite Guy.
They also did the Buggy Trip.
We also Had the Chief of Police for all of Chiang Mai call in for Lunch which was a nice treat for Us. Another Very Nice Guy so snapped a Photo.
There were so Many Visitors Important or otherwise who I should have got a photo with But missed the Chance. Been a Fun Holiday period and seems to have settled back to Normal pace now so hope to get a bit more time to do things.