Friday, 1 October 2010


Well...Its been a long time since i've updated my blog, and partly it is to do with me being insanley busy. But I have to admit I have enjoyed the lack of contact. But anyway, I'm going to Chiang Mai tomorrow and I need to let everyone know what I've been up to.

First of all it was the sports day's. Which lasted 3 days, we got 2 of those days off and basically slept the whole time. On the third day we came into school and there was a big parade that marched through the centre of town and back through school finishing in the sports field where the last running events took place. The parade was fantastic, I was not expecting so many of the student's to be dressed up in all these amazing outfit's, the student's were also demonstrating against human trafficking and supporting non-violence, which I thought was very cool. I would write more about the parade but I think picture's would do better, which fortunately I have loads uploaded on my facebook page (

On the same album you can seen pictures of our trip to Pattaya. One of the teacher's at Tak Pittayakom is retiring and so we had a weekend trip to a city called Pattaya in Chonburi province in Thailand. you may know I am not exactly famed for me geography skills, so you can imagine I was pretty surprised to see the sea out of the window of our mini bus when I was under the impression we were going east, NOT south. It was only when we got home and looked at my map of Thailand that I saw we had actually gone south of Bangkok! Anyway I had no idea where we were but I did have a great time. First we went to this place called Little Siam which is basically Loads of miniature landmarks around the world and in Thailand. We then went to a zoo which me and Cammy did not enjoy to much. All the animals were in small cages and chained up. We were very surprised to find a tiger with a chain around its neck outside its cage posing for photographs. After looking around the zoo a bit more we had had enough and went to get some drinks. Later we saw a Thai dance show which was pretty cool but It had elephants in and I still wasn't sure, later I decided and didn't like it.

But anyway we had a good time on this tour around the grounds of the zoo (more photo's on facebook) and that evening we had an AMAZING meal by the sea. I can't say just how good that meal was. Definitely one of the best I ever had!! No exaggeration there...After that we went to see the Tiffany show, a Ladyboy song and dance was awesome.

The next day was a pretty long mini bus round home but we made a lot of stops, one of which at some stalls by the ruins of Ayutthaya (ancient capital of Thailand) where we played with some swords and had some really good ice cream. We also went to a museum of Chinese/Thai history which was very interesting (despite some slight historical inaccuracies on the Chinese side). I got some awesome pictures of some Shoalin Monks and Thai Buddha statues.

Before we moved into our own house, we had a really nice time with our host family. They took us out for meals, markets, showed us the riverside, Chat taught us the Kim (thai muscial instrument). We also went on a bike ride through paddy fields, to a corn farm...were we all ate corn. It was great. All the pictures are on facebook (!/album.php?aid=239939&id=743879129).

We spent two weeks working at Tak Pittayakom as co-teacher's, observing, reading, and getting teaching idea's. After that we went to Suksasongkro Tak Welfare school, which is a school just 20 mins outside Tak City for Hill tribe kids and orphan's. I taught kid's of all ages from year 1 to year 11. We were there for 2 and a half weeks, it was really great and I feel I have got a lot more experience. There a pics of the school on facebook.

And now, im sitting at my desk in Tak Pittayakom, mooching of the school's wireless Internet, and I'm gonna go live it up in Chiang Mai for three weeks!! Wooo!!! It's Cammy's 18th next friday and it's gonna be awesome. I promise to update more often!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear you are having such a super time, sounds like you've been really busy love jane