Surprisingly, there are no holidays in Thailand during the month of September. Odd, for a people who love their celebrations. The rainy season is winding down, so in olden days unpaved roads could be problematic and people stayed close to home. School is in session - another reason to stay close to home. The cool season hasn't yet started, but the clouds of the remnants of rainy season make many days pleasant and lazy.
It's an ideal time to pour a favorite beverage and settle down to read our latest CMIRC bulletin. We've been busy. You can better view each story by clicking on the story's title where you'll be taken to the story on our website, displayed in a full-page, easy-to-view format.