Travel Blogs from Chon Buri, Thailand

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The Ancient City, Bang Pe, Thailand travel blog

The Ancient City

A travel blog entry by eric

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... .  The government has reproductions of traditional palaces, temples, stupas, sanctuaries, houses and boats.  They represent Thailand's past and present, covering every region of the country.  In all there are over 100 structures spread ...

Family Affairs, Chonburi, Thailand travel blog

Family Affairs

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... quick even after stopping to pick up Khoon Maa's elder sister to add to the road trip conversations as I got my first look a Thailand beyond the borders of Issan. After visiting a sister, a brother, another sister and some cousins (I think) we headed ...

Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Sriracha Tiger Zoo

A travel blog entry by richardbarrow88

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People often ask us for family friendly tourist attractions in Thailand where they can take their kids to have some fun. Sriracha Tiger Zoo is a great place for kids on holiday in Thailand. It can be done as either a day trip from Bangkok or as an ...

Bang Saen by BIKE, Bang Saen, Thailand travel blog

Bang Saen by BIKE

A travel blog entry by escapefromuk

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So now for some REAL travelling! Sunday night we spent hours and hours rearranging the bikes as we tried to find the most suitable method to transport Joannes outrageous amount of underwear. Having secured them as best we could to our make-shift bike ...

Tutoring, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Tutoring

A travel blog entry by caiter

... really loving the “winter weather” here, but now it’s really hot again.  I know I’m fully acclimated to Thailand; I wore a sweater and complained all day about the cold only to come home and realize it was only in the ...

School has taken over my life, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

School has taken over my life

A travel blog entry by caiter

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Things are incredibly busy at school right now. It's midterm time, so we’re all scrambling to get in our reviews before the tests on Friday of next week.  I really want to get my kids as much review time as possible because if they ...

English Camp, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

English Camp

A travel blog entry by caiter

Yesterday, one of the foreign teachers approached me and asked if I would be willing to help with English Camp. She said it would be an overnight camp at Khao Yai.  Without thinking too much about it, I agreed.  And then I found out what all ...

The Judges, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

The Judges

A travel blog entry by caiter

I had my first tutoring session with the judges last night. I'm pretty excited to be working with them.  It’s less of me tutoring them and more of we all sit around and chit chat.  They occasionally will stop me to have me repeat a word ...

The highs and lows, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

The highs and lows

A travel blog entry by caiter

... am I finding monitor lizards and traces of scorpions in the parking lot?  Scorpions were something I worried about before coming to Thailand, but thought I had safely escaped by being placed in Chonburi.  If I find out that there are snakes or ...

Midterms graded. What now?, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Midterms graded. What now?

A travel blog entry by caiter

My internet is still out at my apartment, so I'm trying to stay connected to life across the world and keep up with my blog whenever I have time at the internet café or when the school internet works. It’s frustrating. This week the students are ...

Oh Thailand, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Oh Thailand

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... around me.  This will be quite the random blog of things that have been going on in Chonburi lately-with several "oh Thailand" moments. Enjoy. Two weeks ago, during Sports Day, one of my students came dancing up to Teacher Rujiwan and told her he ...

Yo'clock, the babe, and school-my Saturday, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Yo'clock, the babe, and school-my Saturday

A travel blog entry by caiter

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Last week in English class, we went over adverbs of frequency like "always, sometimes, and never". I had the students make comic strips using these words in sentences.  I got some good responses, such as “I never eat beer” (which ...

A bit of a rant, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

A bit of a rant

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... you are covered.  I guess if I had ever been taught the specifics of the bidet, I would better understand.  But in Thailand, they don’t even have real bidets; they have the equivalent of a garden hose.  It seems to me that you would ...

Blows to the self esteem, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Blows to the self esteem

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... fat here.  I know their body frames are insanely small, but I just feel like shouting, “I’m not fat, Thailand!” Speaking of clothing, I seriously doubt I’m bringing much home with me.  I was concerned in the beginning ...

Just Dance, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Just Dance

A travel blog entry by caiter

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Every Monday I start the class by asking my students what they did over the weekend to get them talking and review the use of the past tense a little. This week, one girl told me that she had gone to the movies.  When I asked her what she saw, she ...

Sal-Ed's adventures in Chonburi, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Sal-Ed's adventures in Chonburi

A travel blog entry by caiter

So I brought Sal and Ed successfully back to Chonburi. Ed was a little unhappy with the fact that he had to sit in the jump seat of the bus, but other than that, we got here with relatively little hassle.  I brought them to the mansion to get the ...

Dragons and midterms, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Dragons and midterms

A travel blog entry by caiter

... same thing as a komodo dragon, but they look very similar, especially when you’re caught off guard. Before coming to Thailand, I had read up on what to expect here, so I was fully prepared for the possibility of geckos, scorpions, poisonous snacks, ...

So long farangs, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

So long farangs

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... 8217;re thinking: it’s October in a Buddhist country.  And you’re right.  But, as with many things in Thailand, they don’t care.  Christmas is huge here; I have to plan a number with my kids for the Christmas production in ...

Quick up your bar, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Quick up your bar

A travel blog entry by caiter

Yesterday I went to the gym with Sarah on one of her guest passes. The gym here is really nice and offers a lot of great classes, but it's pretty expensive.  We’ll have to see if I am willing to get a membership myself after my ...

Chonburi Games, etc., Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Chonburi Games, etc.

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... to catch you up on the last few days' events, I will once again have to randomly present you with my observations about Thailand. The other day, while walking to the exercise park, I saw a crushed scorpion in the parking lot. It had obviously been run ...

Random thoughts on food and school, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Random thoughts on food and school

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... she was so proud of finding for us.  I couldn’t be mad at her because she is so sweet and this is what Thailand considers a vegetable-rich meal.  However, gnawing on raw mint does not make me feel like I’ve met my 5 a day suggested ...

Wait, I'm here to teach??, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Wait, I'm here to teach??

A travel blog entry by caiter

... outline.  And kindergarten will be an adventure.  I had assumed I wouldn't be teaching it because when I met with the school coordinator the first time, all she said was 4th grade.  Oh well, being flexible is pretty essential in ...

Grading finals, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Grading finals

A travel blog entry by caiter

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It has arrived, my last week at Anubanchonburi. As sad as I am to say goodbye to the hilarious little goofballs that are my students, I'm pretty excited to move on to the next phase of life.  I don’t think I can handle teaching only grammar ...

It's gonna be a long walk home, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

It's gonna be a long walk home

A travel blog entry by reisevolk

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I det ögonblick vi satte foten på katamaranen som skulle ta oss åter till Ho Chi Minh City så var vi inte längre på väg bort, utan det var första steget på en två dagar lång hemresa. Vi steg ombord vid 11:30 och kring 13-tiden var vi i ...

Nicknames mystery solved, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Nicknames mystery solved

A travel blog entry by caiter

Thanks to my friend, Susan, I now know why Thai nicknames are so seemingly random. In Thailand, the people believe that they need to keep evil spirits away from their newborn babies.  Instead of attracting attention to the child by calling it by ...

Home sweet Chon buri, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Home sweet Chon buri

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... that’s a little frightening since I’ve seen the way people drive around here, but mai pen rai I guess.  I’m sure I could have an entire entry devoted to how I get around in Thailand, so be prepared to possibly see that in the ...

No more whining, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

No more whining

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... yelling at me. One minor complaint about Thailand before we begin, and it’s really more of yet another, "really, Thailand?" things: the things of deodorant here are ridiculously small.  I don’t get it.  Everyone sweats their body ...

Top Secret, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

Top Secret

A travel blog entry by caiter

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Things are winding down for the semester and I'm gearing up for Muv’s visit. I’m taking on grade books and all the nonsense extra work at school with the satisfaction of knowing some amazing travels are just around the corner. Since Muv is ...

The Mother of All Sports Days, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

The Mother of All Sports Days

A travel blog entry by caiter

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Thursday was the epitome of Sports Days at Anubanchon. We've been building up to this day for weeks, training during all non-instruction hours (and, often, during classes).  The kids were primed and ready, and I was ready to be done with it all. A ...

What happens when you stay home, Chon Buri, Thailand travel blog

What happens when you stay home

A travel blog entry by caiter

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... closest beach, but it wasn’t nice, and I needed to go to Pattaya for the closest nice beach.  I figured any beach in Thailand would be nicer than what I was used to in America.  I may have figured wrong.  The beach was pretty ...

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