Volunteering and Teaching

Volunteering and Teaching

I feel like a hero when I am given a class of 20 students to teach English to. To be honest, I am also grateful …

 

Teaching is Hard!

Teaching is Hard!

Teaching is difficult. When you’re a student, you don’t understand why teachers sometimes struggle. I often remember complaining about a teacher because they weren’t as …

 

Tourism on Koh Tao

Tourism on Koh Tao

This weekend, Carmen, Anita and I went to Koh Tao – turtle island. It was absolutely gorgeous: there were beautiful views, the water was crystal …

 

Turtle Release

Turtle Release

Since we arrived in Thailand, we’ve been working with the navy and a scientific base close to Khao Lak on their turtle projects. Twice a …

 

Khao Sok

Khao Sok

This weekend, we travelled to the stunning Khao Sok national park with GVI. The weather was beautiful: we were blessed to have sunshine for both …

 

Thoughts on Tourism and Litter

Thoughts on Tourism and Litter

Ah — vacation at last! No worries, no stress, it’s just me, my friends, and the beautiful beaches on the island of Ko Phi Phi. …

 

The Curse of Plastic

The Curse of Plastic

Did you know that it takes 450 years for plastic to decompose? So every bottle, every plastic bag, even every clothing item with polyester that …

 

Let’s Learn Thai!

Let’s Learn Thai!

Here’s what we’ve learned so far:   Building Blocks: Chan = I Khun = Formal you Thur = Informal you Mai = No (or added to the end of sentences to …

 

Buddha’s Birthday

Buddha’s Birthday

Buddha’s birthday, which is also his enlightenment and death day, is celebrated on the first full moon in May. This happens to have been today! …

 

Place of Salty Water

Place of Salty Water

Ban Nam Khem – place of salty water – is where we will be spending most of our time during our eight weeks here. Where …