I can’t believe that I will leave Roi-Et behind in less than 2 weeks. 2 WEEKS, that really is no time at all. These past few months have flown by crazy fast. I thought leaving everything behind would be easy, but turns out, I’ve really grown attached to this place. Continue reading “Making up for Monday – February 16th”
A few weeks ago I posted about the horrible experience that was going a visa-run to Laos. 30 days after this, there was still no sign of our non-immigrant B visa paperwork, and so we prepared for the unpleasant journey all over again. Continue reading “The Terror of the Visa Run – The Return of the Terrible Trip”
What, I hear you ask, could possibly be better than ziplining, hiking, and flying through the jungle alongside gibbons in Thailand? I’ll tell you; doing it for free! Continue reading “Flight of the Gibbon”
So little is properly happening here that is exciting that I don’t feel the need to post as often about my daily/weekly activities. That said, I don’t feel as good about my blog when I don’t post as often, it’s a bit lose-lose really. It’s hard to believe that in a month, we will no longer be teacher, we’ll no longer be in Roi-Et, we’ll be back travelling again. Continue reading “In a months time…”
As another Friday rolls around and another week comes to an end, I’ve realised, I’ve almost finished in Roi-Et. It’s been great to meet lots of new people, experience new cultures and jobs, and to see new places, I absolutely cannot believe that time has gone this fast and that I have lived here for 3 months. Continue reading “Time Flies”
It’s been a while since I last blogged, a whole week I believe. I’d love to start this new week with an action-packed adventurous week that was so interesting I didn’t have time to write. Unfortunately, the truth is much more mundane than that. This last week has been fairly void of intrigue and fun. I won’t go as far as to say boring, but it’s the first week in a long time that has been routine-filled and monotonous. Continue reading “Music, Monotony, and Monks”
Never have I been so acutely aware that I live half way round the world, in a country where I don’t speak the language, as I was this weekend. There are some things that can only happen when you travel to a far-flung location: swimming with dolphins, cocktails on the beach, elephant trekking, bobsledding, you get the idea. There are some experiences that you wish to remember for as long as you live and are the very essence of exploring.
And then there are those that you wish had never happened, and that you could remove. Continue reading “The Terror of the Visa Run”
I cant believe it is day 7 already, and that the end is here!! Where has the week gone?! I hope you have all had a great Bout of Books 12, and that you have done as much reading as you hoped you would, and if you haven’t, I hope you have enjoyed what you have managed to finish! Continue reading “Bout of Books – Day 7”
In Thailand, every year they have Children’s day on the second Saturday in January. For all those Maths whizz’s that means today. Today is children’s day. The park/lake in town is holding a big event for schools, and all the children are going to be there. Which if course means, so are the teachers. It’s a little strange getting ready to go to work on a Saturday for a job that’s normally Monday to Friday! I have absolutely no clue what today will entail, I just know there will be a lot of Thai children running, singing, and dancing, and that there will be stalls (I have heard a fabulous rumour that one will be offering free ice-cream) dotted around the place that each school is responsible for. Continue reading “Bout of Books – Day 6”
I’m just going to get straight in there with the important stuff. Yesterday, we made fajitas. And not ‘we gave it a go but they don’t have anything to make it properly here’ fajitas, actual flipping fajitas. They were as marvellous a I could have hoped they would be.
Yesterday was actually just a good day all round. I lost it in front of a class – not shouting though, giggling – after two students did a stupid dance/slap off and I couldn’t stop myself laughing. At the front. When I was supposed to be leading a game of ‘Teacher says…’ and singing ‘Heads, shoulder, knees, and toes’. And I read, really read. I shifted through around 200 pages of Order of the Phoenix, and read the whole of Out of the Blue! Continue reading “Bout of Books – Day 5”