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New Year travellers coming our way

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A group of lucky Norwegian students are coming to our part of the world next week for a special New Year (Songkran) journey, checking out preparations in Phnom Penh and then witnessing celebrations in Vientiane and Bangkok. Starting April 9th, they will share their experiences with you.

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From left: Jan Vincens Steen (teacher), Guro Elstrøm Kjær, Rose Moland Larsson, Rosalyn Mai Do, Ola Nestvold Grendal, Jhon Legaspi, Kristin Berger, Isidora Vesnic, Nevena Bogićević, Elin Bredesen, Gabriel Aadland, Hans Erik Sørum (teacher)

Impressions of the New Year festival through young Norwegian eyes

A group of lucky Norwegian students are coming to our part of the world next week for a special New Year (Songkran) journey.

The students, speciallising in photography, are from Arbeiderbevegelsens Folkehøgskole in Norway. They will post will  their photos from the New Year preparations in Phnom Penh and from the actual Songkran celebrations in Vientiane and Bangkok.

The ten students are visiting SE Asia for the first time, and they are eager to share their New Year photos with Bangkok Post readers.

Vocabulary:

celebration : a party or special event at which you celebrate something such as a birthday, a festival or a religious holiday - การฉลอง

eager : wanting to do or get something very much or enthusiastic about something that will happen - กระตือรือร้น

festival (noun): an event that is held to celebrate a particular thing or activity - เทศกาล

impression : an opinion or feeling that you have about someone or something you have seen but do not know very well - ความรู้สึก

preparation : things that you do to get ready for something or make something ready - การตระเตรียม

specialise : to concentrate on a particular subject or activity - มีความชำนาญเป็นพิเศษ

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