Now Playing: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” -Bing Crosby I survived my first Christmas away from home! Wahoo! There was a time there I didn’t think I’d make it. The sadness swept over me at random times, the way grief can. Song triggers, posts from home, cards from friends, FaceTime calls with the family. It […]Read more "Home away from home for the holidays"
Now Playing: “History Has Its Eyes On You” -Hamilton Last month, I had a three-day weekend and decided last-minute to pop over to Cambodia to visit the spectacular Angkor Wat. I actually hadn’t done a short international trip! Visas Many people ask about visas, because it tends to be the most complicated part of traveling […]Read more "Climbing kingdoms in Cambodia"
Now Playing: “Water And a Flame” -Daniel Merriweather & Adele Time has truly flown by since the end of last term. I spent 10 days in the southern islands and then 19 days back home in NYC. It was a lovely fall visit and jam-packed with friends, food, and family (and football) – all of […]Read more "Lighting up the sky at the lantern festival"
Now Playing: “The Other Side” -Alessia Cara At the end of my first teaching term, I had the month of October off for holiday. (I say holiday now…sorry US speakers). I was lucky enough to spend the first 10 days hopping around the islands of Southern Thailand with my friends! It was an amazing trip […]Read more "Seeking thrills in Southern Thailand"
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"