Now Playing: “Dusty Trails” – Lucius I was very lucky to have a friend from home come visit me in September, right as I was feeling the teacher burnout. The familiar face was refreshing and her visit gave me a great excuse to act like a tourist again! Our first weekend in Bangkok was the […]Read more "Trying tourism in Thailand"
Now Playing: “Take This Heart of Gold” -Mandolin Oranges For those of you just tuning in, I teach Prathom 3, 5, and 6 at Prachasuksa School in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The school is a private school founded by a board of Chinese businessmen. From kindergarten to grade 6, there are roughly 1,500 students! They learn Thai, […]Read more "Attending assemblies at school in Ayutthaya"
Now Playing: “Capable” -The Wild Reeds My friends and I had a very cool day at Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park on our second trip to Hua Hin. The park is about 45 minutes south of Hua Hin and holds a hidden treasure! (Travel note at the bottom for those interested.) While Laem Sala […]Read more "Hiking to a hidden temple"
Now Playing: “Bop Bop” -Mean Lady Khao Yai National Park is an enormous park a few hours northwest of Bangkok. It is famous for camping, hiking, waterfall and wildlife viewing. My friends and I planned our trip for a long weekend and met up in Pak Chong, about 40 minutes from the park. (Pak Chong […]Read more "Conquering fears at Khao Yai"
Now Playing: “I Feel the Earth Move” -Carole King Well, I struggle to start this post more than any other. I have so many thoughts following the devastating events in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend. (If you don’t know what I’m referring to, click here for a mild summary.) I will not divulge my political […]Read more "Speaking my mind while overseas"
Now Playing: “Already There” -Emily King One of the most interesting days by far was this weekend’s experience at the Monkey Temple (Phra Prang Sam Yod) in Lopburi. I had been warned that monkeys are vicious little creatures and to tuck away all of your belongings and be on guard at all time. Well. I […]Read more "Makin’ nice with Mischievous Monkeys"
Now Playing: “Awake My Soul” -Mumford & Sons We kept hearing about this Big Buddha statue not too far from Ayutthaya and wanted to head there for a quick day trip. Our best option for traveling was by motorbike, so I’m proud to say we gathered our nerves and rented bikes! My friend Andy showed […]Read more "Biking to Big Buddha"