Photo By: Richard Do

Dong Van stone plateau is a rocky plateau spread over four districts of Quan Ba , Yen Minh, Dong Van , Meo Vac , Ha Giang province , Vietnam . October 3, 2010 , records ” Geoparks Dong Van Plateau ” has been Advisory Council Network Global Geoparks ( GGN ) of UNESCO officially recognized as a global geopark .  This is the only title in Vietnam and second in Southeast Asia .

The plateau karst areas adjacent to tropical north slope is quite large . Valleys , rivers , and streams more fragmented .

The area of Dong Van Plateau: 574.35 km ².

The average altitude of 1000-1600 m.

Many fossils of the species were found to be age ago, 400-600 million years ago. Dong Van Plateau is a rocky area with different age from Devonian to Permian, surrounded by the mountains land. Here comes the rain from April to September, but the lack of water in the dry season (from October to April ).

Currently region of Dong Van Plateau is home to about 250,000 people from 17 different ethnic minorities of Vietnam. From April 2010, the profile of Dong Van stone plateau filed UNESCO Global Geoparks. This is also a global geological park of Vietnam first.

Dong Van stone plateau be international appreciate fully the geological data on mineral resources environment. UNESCO particularly appreciate the cultural identity of the peoples living on the rocky plateau of Dong Van. This is a great feature of the Geopark Dong Van stone plateau in the system of global geological park. The Dong Van Plateau become the Global Geoparks is very significant for the ethnic Ha Giang province.

Dong Van Plateau is one of the special areas of limestone, containing typical mark on the history of the earth’s crust development, natural phenomena and landscapes unique aesthetic, biological diversity high and long-standing cultural traditions of indigenous communities.

Dong Van stone plateau with all elements converge to become the Global Geoparks: geological aspects of minerals, rich in natural resources; Cultural identity is also very unique and impressive culture of ethnic Hmong, The Lo Lo, Pu Peo, Knives . Plateau is also home to many scenic ruins countries have been recognized as: the Great Monuments of architecture, Lung Cu Flag Tower, Dong Van ancient town, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Mount Double Ba etc.

ATM Bar Chalong cute girl B/W

ATM Bar Chalong cute girl B/WI nice

A nice bar off Chalong Beach Phuket Thailand.  Its on the main road from Chalong traffic circle to the waterfront.  pool tables and a band some nights. Cute girls to say hello!. I like this place.

TSL Visa in Bangkok Thailand

Sindhorn Office Building Bangkok

Sindhorn Office Building Bangkok

If your looking for some visa info to live in Thailand or have a person trying to get a visa for the US I highly recommend them.  I have done business with them for 8 years and always upfront and friendly.  My blog is usual about places to photo and some info on the location but sometimes I try and give some tips on business, a place to eat etc.

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There location is just across the street from the US Embassy, so for americans very handy. TSL and Associate located Bangkok  130-132 Sindhorn Building Tower I , 2nd Floor  Wireless Road Lumpini Patumwan Bangkok 10330

tel 66 022518130


also have a USA branch in Las Vegas Nev.  phone 1 855 822 9888

you can find a map of there location on their website  TSL Associates

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Teaching English In Thailand

I started teaching English in Thailand to get a new experience and prolong my travels. It was a short term plan until I figured out my future. Six years later that experience has developed into a career with real opportunities. I now wake up every day looking forward to going to work, my job puts a smile on my face. 

I’m 100 % sure that if I was still living in the UK I would not have this feeling. It is not only the job satisfaction, it is also the lifestyle I am able to live. I live in a country where strangers smile at each other, I live 1 hour away from tropical islands and i get to eat delicious food every day. If I was living and working in the UK, I would have to  work extremely long hours every week in a job i probably didn’t really enjoy just to give my self a small chance of visiting a place like Thailand for a 2 week holiday. (In reality I’d probably just earn enough to cover my costs of living!!) Now, I get to visit these beautiful places every weekend and work in a job that I love.

I first moved to Thailand in April 2009 to complete my TEFL Course in Phuket. The 4 week long course was a great way to get started. Since living here I have heard other teachers say many negative things about the TEFL course. I agree with some, however for me it was a great way to establish a friendship network in Thailand. I completed my course with 30 other trainees. These people would go on to become the friends I traveled with every weekend during my first year getting to know this country. The course did also teach useful teaching techniques although, when being faced with a classroom of 50+students I do question how useful they really are. They have certainly been more useful to me now I teach smaller class sizes, however small class sizes is not the norm for Thailand.

On completion of my TEFL I was placed into immediate employment in Angthong province, just north of Bangkok. I spent 3 years working at Satri Angthong School. This was a large government high school with 50+ students in each class. I enjoyed my time working here. However, after 3 years I had decided my future belonged in this amazing country and I needed a better job.

I moved to Nakhon Si Thammarat and began working for Si Thammarat Suksa School English Program. This is a school that offers the chance to climb the career ladder. It offers great bonuses, health insurance and even a pension scheme. It is  a school that takes care of their teachers. With less than 30 students per class it is a much more enjoyable environment in which to work. I can see my students progress each year and enjoy watching their development. I live near the popular islands of Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, Krabi is only 3 hours away and Malaysia is on my doorstep. Life is great!


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