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Peace Be With You

THAILAND | Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [513] | Comments [4]

News of the Monk’s protests in Burma had the Learning Center a buzz. Everyone was excited, paper clippings lined the wall along the outside of one of the classrooms, and regime change was the only topic up for discussion at the lunch table (well other ... Read more >

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Education in Southeast Asia

THAILAND | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [708]

If you have been following my trip, you know that I am currently living in Northern Thailand, teaching English at a private language school in the evenings. While I enjoy working at the school, what I find most rewarding is volunteering in the mornings ... Read more >

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HE'S HOME!!!!!!

USA | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Views [427] | Comments [4]

I got one of the most wonderful e-mails yesterday morning. My brother is home!!!! (There are not enough exlimation points in the world for the previous sentence.) I am increadibly relieved that it is over (as I am sure he is too). I just didn't identify ... Read more >

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Perks of Volunteering

THAILAND | Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | Views [569]

I have settled into my new place, enjoying having a kitchen that I can utilize when I want, and a market nearby to utilize when I don’t want to cook. It is close to school, quiet, and has a wonderful view. I can spend my entire weekend out on ... Read more >

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Gallery: Chiang Rai

THAILAND | Saturday, 25 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Chiang Rai August 2007
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bicycle in the city

THAILAND | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [554]

It sounded like a gun shot, but I knew instantly as people where shouting and staring, that I was the source of the noise. My rear bicycle tire had seized up, and I could see someone pointing at me. I knew before looking that the tire ... Read more >

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Pink and Pedaling

THAILAND | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | Views [555] | Comments [3]

Pedaling through the busy morning traffic, I can feel the beads of sweat on my forehead. I am certain my face is the same shade of pink as my magenta t-shirt. I figure it just adds to the spectacle that I already am. Okay, a foreigner with a large ... Read more >

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Numbers for Thought

THAILAND | Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [360] | Comments [2]

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Daily Schedule

THAILAND | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [629] | Comments [1]

So I haven’t updated my travel journal in awhile; I don’t really feel as if I am traveling at the moment but am more in the rhythm of everyday life. Sure there are some small stories here and there, but really nothing too interesting. However, I keep ... Read more >

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Gallery: Chiang Mai 2

THAILAND | Sunday, 29 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

New photos
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Gallery: Laos

LAOS | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Luang Prabang
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Gallery: Laos

LAOS | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Nam Lik
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Bun Pi Mai Lao

LAOS | Sunday, 15 Apr 2007 | Views [1299] | Comments [5]

I awoke to the sound of rain, quite an intense sound of rain. In fact the skylight in my bathroom was leaking, and every time I sat on the toilet, I got rained on. I had been anticipating hot weather in Laos, and don’t really have the clothes for ... Read more >

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Gallery: Laos

LAOS | Sunday, 15 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Vientiane
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Luang Prabang

LAOS | Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | Views [852] | Comments [2]

I awoke at 7am almost as excited as I do Christmas morning. I could not wait to get out and see Luang Prabang by the light of day. The air was cool from the rain early that morning, and the city failed to disappoint. I wandered in and out of ... Read more >

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bus to nowhere

LAOS | Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | Views [826]

The very familiar sound of rain on the roof was the first thing I heard when I woke up, but thought nothing of it. I had yet to really see rain since I had arrived in Thailand in January, and chocked the noise up to the wind. I went downstairs and ... Read more >

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Talat Sao

LAOS | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | Views [829]

I awoke early and headed towards a café near Namphu (the fountain, which I never saw on). I ran into several of the people who I had gone kayaking with a few days before. It was nice to sit with some fairly familiar faces and chat. I was envious of ... Read more >

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Vientiane Sights

LAOS | Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | Views [869]

Day three started early with a quick cup of coffee before heading to the Thai consulate. I met a girl who was a Laos refugee living in Anchorage! She works at a Thai restaurant there. Conversing with her helped to quickly pass the time before the consulate ... Read more >

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Laos Day Two

LAOS | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Views [884]

Day off to a rough start. Yesterday I enjoyed not one, but two salads the entire time thinking about how much I missed them. At 2 A.M. I remembered why I currently avoid them, when I was rudely awaken by a gurgling stomach accompanied by sharp abdominal ... Read more >

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Burma/Myanmar

MYANMAR | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Views [709] | Comments [2]

Well just incase I hadn't gotten enough of bus rides after returning from Sukhothai, I booked a mini van trip to the northern border of Thailand. I needed to renew my visa, and this would allow me to walk across the border to Myanmar (Burma) and back.... Read more >

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