Bangkok Part II & III

Part II: This time around I took the train from Chachoengsao to Bangkok to attempt to bypass the traffic I’d inevitably run into on the highway on a Friday evening. The train was moving very…let’s say…leisurely but it’s very old so it most likely can’t run any faster. All the windows are left open with… Continue reading Bangkok Part II & III

Wai Kru/Teacher’s Day

Excerpt from Asia Pacific International University’s website(http://www.apiu.edu/2016-news/wai-kru-day-in-appreciation-of-all-teachers-mentors) : “Teacher’s Day around the world is celebrated in honor of teachers. Unique to Thailand, Wai Kru Day, or Teacher’s Day, celebrates and honors not only teachers in the classroom but all who contribute to sharing wisdom including parents, religious leaders, relatives, and friends. Celebrated on the first… Continue reading Wai Kru/Teacher’s Day

Teaching in Thailand Part II

We are now on the third week of class. Each week there is a predetermined topic to base lessons around. The first week was “orientation,” the second week was “school,” and the third week is “body parts.” In addition to teaching them English, I also teach English math and English science. When I am not… Continue reading Teaching in Thailand Part II

Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park is mainly a sanctuary for elephants but they also have dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals they have rescued. We were told during our visit that they have around 70 elephants and that their oldest elephant at the sanctuary is 100 years old. Additionally, they make sure to educate their visitors… Continue reading Elephant Nature Park

Khao Lak

The flight from Bangkok to Phuket was only about an hour and included a pretty view! Ban Bang Niang Beach was gorgeous and surprisingly not very crowded while we were there. Our hostel was perfect since it was around $7/night and included AC and wifi. There was breakfast every morning for 100 baht which included coffee/tea, fresh… Continue reading Khao Lak