Songkran 2017 – A tradition in Change: From Spirituality to Massive Water Fights

As most of the interns, I was quiet astonished when my colleagues announced that everyone should get ready for the Office Songkran Blessings, which were supposed to heralding the start of Thailand’s New Year. Although I was aware of the country’s popular water festival, which later definitely surpassed my initial expectations, I got positively surprised when realizing that Songkran is by far more spiritually oriented … Continue reading Songkran 2017 – A tradition in Change: From Spirituality to Massive Water Fights

Welcome Timo from Butjadingen

GTCC Department: Membership, Event & Communications Internship Period: 24 April – 25 August 2017 Motto: Follow your heart, but do not lose your head! Tell us about your hometown? Hi! While describing my place of birth, I need to admit that basically it would not be like “town”. Considering roughly 500 inhabitants it should rather be called village. Exactly there appears one advantage of this way … Continue reading Welcome Timo from Butjadingen

GTCC Open House Day: Blessing Ceremony & Reception

On 27 February 2017, GTCC relocated its office from the Empire Tower to AIA Sathorn Tower. The new office is part of GTCC’s strategy in 2017: Communication, Cooperation, Competence and Change. Therefore,  the GTCC team planned to organize an open house day for its members, partners and friends to give them an opportunity to visit the new office and learn more about the enhanced facilities, … Continue reading GTCC Open House Day: Blessing Ceremony & Reception

Welcome Leonie from Gehlenbeck

GTCC Department: Consultancy Services Internship Period: 1 April – 30 June Motto: “Happiness depends upon ourselves” Why did you choose to come to Thailand & do an internship at GTCC? I chose to do my internship in Bangkok at GTCC because it is a perfect opportunity to experience a completely different culture. I have never been to Southeast Asia before, so it is a new, interesting environment … Continue reading Welcome Leonie from Gehlenbeck

Cambodia – Scams at the Border, The Killing Fields & a country’s desperate call for an economically secured life

Although I had the chance to visit quite a few countries within South–East Asia, the Kingdom of Cambodia was still an unfamiliar place to me that I had not explored yet and which further seemed to be promising in terms of adventure, nightlife, its cultural identity and sad truth about its traumatic past. Since the Royal Thai Embassy in The Hague did not have the … Continue reading Cambodia – Scams at the Border, The Killing Fields & a country’s desperate call for an economically secured life

Surprisingly Amazing Trip to Myanmar

So end of March, the end of my girlfriend’s visit to Thailand approached and so I took some days off to spend some time with her and her friend in Myanmar. They had both been doing a medical internship in Bangkok at the King Chulalongkorn Hospital (“Chula”) for a month, so this was the perfect opportunity to visit the ever more popular neighboring country. Luckily, … Continue reading Surprisingly Amazing Trip to Myanmar