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…