31 Promises On My 31st.

This past week, I turned 31. Boy, did that get here quick. I say that every year. This year, in the spirit of this journey, I have written below 31 promises I am making to myself moving forward so here we go… 1.I will make an effort to look people in the eye when speaking…

Traveling During The “Off Season”

After an outbreak of “Foot Throat And Mouth Disease”  School was closed this past Friday – SO that meant an impromptu, spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway for this Teecha!   I booked my fight Thursday night for Phuket – The south of Thailand located off the Andaman Sea (You will all be given a Geography Quiz after…

Herding Cats, A Princess, and Flowers.

  Its been a busy two weeks here. I am now employed at a very nice primary private school just outside of Bangkok.   I am told the school itself has about 250 students. I teach 1 english class a day to a group of 20 (ish)  Kindergarteners. Each classroom has a different name; Grasshopper,…

Comfort Zones?

“Is this even a Hotel? How much was this place?!” I was in my last week of my TESOL ( Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). After a 13 hour bus/van from the pristine beaches of Sihanoukville…. I had arrived to this:     I was a little less than thrilled. The foundation of…

Droplets

Cambodia – Angkor Wat. Truly its Cambodia’s most prized jewel (Sihanoukville is a close second).     Our day at Angkor Wat started at sunrise We weren’t the only ones there   The entire complex of Angkor Wat, runs over a few miles, more than you can do in 6 hours (and about six water…

Are you Fu*king Nuts?!

“Are you fu*king Nuts?” This was the reply I got from my former payroll manager, after I told him that the following Friday would be my last day with the company (this was on a Wednesday) as I was leaving to go to South East Asia for the next (indefinite- sorry Mom!) few months. I…

Cambodia – I’m indifferent.

“She’s like the ‘Wild Wild West’ of our time” “She’s complete, organized Chaos” I’ve heard fellow travelers say the above in reference to Cambodia and both ring true. It’s day 9 here in Phnom Phen, I have left the comforts of Bangkok and traveled east. She’s old, with a dark, and brutal past, her streets…

Walking With Giants

  A visit to Chiang Mai would not be complete without seeing Elephants.   On our second day, we met up with the kind folks of Elephant Nature Park to spend a day at their facility. There are many elephant tourist attractions in Chiang Mai. I specially choose Elephant Nature Park because not only is it…

A Taste of Thailand

After a few solo days in Bangkok, my Boyfriend John met me in Bangkok to travel to Chiang Mai – located in Northern Thailand. Lush green, rolling mountains, jungles, and old city vibes were calling our names. But first, we were wedged in like a can of sardines on our flight from Bangkok to Chiang…

First Days in Bangkok

Hello from Bangkok! I have made it to the “Land of Smiles” and so far, mostly, its been pretty much all smiles from yours truly. I arrived early Thursday morning, the entire cabin of the plane was in limbo between sleep and a quiet lull, the cabin crew turned on the lights and started making…