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Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
... We have many talks on the current legal situation globally and how
he wants to be a human rights lawyer too one day. He has learned so much from
IHF and wants to now give back to society and to others who are less privileged
than he is. All this makes my time and the effort I put in here mean so much.
I look forward to see what the next few months have
in store for me. I am forever grateful for this opportunity and count my
... noodles. It was a bit daunting having all this in front of us and not knowing how to cook it. Somehow we managed to cook something edible, it was ok but definitely not my favourite meal in Thailand. On our second day we visited the White Temple, which was the brainchild of some eccentric artist in 1997 and is still work in progress, due to be finished in 2070. It doesn't look like your typical temple. For a start it is bright white and covered in mirrored pieces. Inside it ...
... of an imagined heaven, Buddhist images and some of Hindu origin. There were also pictures of the Chinese zodiac signs and some inspired by his trip to the UK including pictures of Edinburgh Castle, Stonehenge and Big Ben. We ended up getting a couple of prints as the images were so striking.The next stop was the “Black House” home and exhibition of the “National artist of Chiang Rai”. There was a selection of buildings of various sizes built ...
... the temple. All this time, a monk sits in the center of the room meditating while an assortment of tourists and Thai nationals weave in and out of the room (I really thought he was a wax figure at first and stood there staring for several minutes to make sure he was real). It was a perplexing experience to say the least, as so many contradictions arose between what I was seeing, hearing, and feeling. As I sort through this ...
... to sing for our new friends! With the help of fellow teachers and Wisa parents, we decorated the entire school and had tents on our football field- each designated to a specific activity (games, decorating Santa hats, beading, photos with Santa, face painting and painting a wall mural).
When the day of the event came it was nothing short of perfect. Khaodee arrived at 9am and our elementary and junior high students greeted them at the school gates ...
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