I got home from Thailand the other day. It was the longest journey of my life. Let me map it out for you: At 5 PM, I was dropped off at the airport in Chiang Mai. At 7:10 PM, my flight left to Don Muang Airport in Bangkok. I got in around 9 PM. There are … More Now What?
Today was my second day of volunteering. There’s six of us that are volunteering at Wat Suandok School in Chiang Mai. We help teach English, kind of. We get picked up from UniLoft at 7:45 by a songthaew. (Sidenote: 7:45 is way too early for us). We get to the school around 8:15. Once we’re there, … More Wat Suandok & Other Thoughts
Alright, just got back from 7/11, which should have only taken me about 20 minutes (I have to walk there), but it took me a bit longer than I anticipated. This is how it all began: I’m packing right now because I leave for Phuket with a couple other girls tonight at 9. While I’m packing, … More Ingredient Labels in Thailand: A Short Commentary
Last weekend, our class drove up to Chiang Rai. For those who are confused, as I was before coming to Thailand, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are two different places. According to my roommate, in the Lanna Kingdom (where I am), most of the towns and cities start with “Chiang”, perhaps so each town’s name … More Thai Buddhist Cosmology
I’ve been a bit behind at writing blog posts, sorry. I’m just so busy in Thailand! This is my typical schedule: Monday – Friday, I have class from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. After, we grab lunch, maybe hit a street market or buy a smoothie on the street. Late at night, some of us … More Catching Up…
…also know as Sticky Waterfall. This morning, all of us (American students and our Thai roommates) road in the red trucks for 1.5 hours up to Buatong National Park. At the park is the Sticky Waterfall. It is called this because, over the years, the minerals in the water has created some traction on the … More Buatong Waterfall
This morning I woke up in Bangkok. I watched the sunrise from the hotel window. After having fried rice and eggs for breakfast, my traveling companion and I met with another student from the TEAN program and we took a taxi to DMK airport. At DMK, we boarded our flight for Chiang Mai. Once we got to Chiang Mai, … More First Day in Chiang Mai