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Jun’s ‘life-saver’ in Thailand!

Jun recently had a ‘stomach-churning’ incident in Bangkok!!  However she was lucky to make some new friends and find some inspiration along the way! 


In Jun’s own words…..

 It’s an image of me, Simon and Tom in Chatuchak market in Bangkok.

“I ate anything while I were there.  $1.00 street vendor lunch and dinners
were the best food and my body didn’t have any problem with them.
BUT suspicious poached eggs at the hotel gave me a terrible runny tummy on
our only work free day.
Tom works at Chatuchak market’s information center as Police Support,
where I sought refuge after a couple of runs to the market toilet in the
first 30 minutes.
Among her were about 4 Police Support staff who provided 5 star service
with smiles and fluent English.  It turns out, they are Thai Air flight
attendants voluntarily working there unpaid, to help international tourists
and also be translators for the police. 

Tom gave us edible charcoal for my stomach (yes, that black stuff and it
rapidly worked!) , mineral water, AND dis-solvable minerals and vitamins to
supplement what my body had just lost (with what you don’t want to hear!)
And this support team raises money to get this medication from private hospitals!  I
am absolutely impressed and moved!

Tom’s husband, a pilot of Thai air, was there too so when my cold sweat
disappeared and my smile came back, we swapped our contact details.
Simon and I decided to support their movement by offering them something
(which we haven’t finalized yet). 
And they are coming to see us at INFORUM when they fly to Brisbane next.”

We can’t wait to meet them!