Photo of The Day #77, You Think You Have Obstacles in Your Life???

When I was in Thailand this last November one of the tours we ventured out on, as guests of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways, was the James Bond Island tour. We wound up back at the Koy Panyee Sea Gypsy Village in Phang Nga Bay for lunch. After a wonderful meal of lobster, fish, shrimp and a dessert of fresh pineapple, we were allowed to walk through the complex of various gift shops, food outlets and an elementary school for the village children.


Panyee Village Elementary School

Panyee Village Elementary School


Near the school was a structure floating in the ocean and at first I couldn’t figure out what it was. As I walked nearer I recognized nets and soon discovered it was actually a soccer field for the kids to use, as the amount of raw land wasn’t sufficient to have a normal soccer field. I thought this was a wonderful and amazing idea. Little did I know the real story behind this pitch!


Panyee Floating Soccer Field

Koh Panyee Floating Soccer Field


Yesterday I shared a photo of this field on Instagram and Facebook. A fellow travel blogger and friend Vanessa Workman attached the video below, from TMBbrand’s channel. They have launched a new brand vision “Make THE Difference”, by making films that would inspire people to start thinking differently. I sincerely hope you take away as much as I did from this video.


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4 responses to “Photo of The Day #77, You Think You Have Obstacles in Your Life???”


    Wow. What an amazing story. Love it, and thanks for sharing.

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      It shows the lengths that people (especially children) around the world will go to. We in our country have no idea of the hardships that a majority of the world faces daily and how they have to work just to obtain simple things that we take for granted! Thanks for reading and thanks for leaving a comment! Hope y’all have a weekend of flying!

  2. Freya says:

    what a beautiful and inspiring story.
    Looking forward to read more about your Thailand trip.

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      My apologies. I didn’t receive any email notifying me of your email. It was a great trip. Thanks.

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