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Travel Blogs from Chon Buri
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While I'm talking about money, let me give you an idea of how cheaply you can live here. My room on the beach costs me $7.83 a night. Today I ate some pizza bread around noon (45 cents). Then mid-adternnon I bought some grilled chicken in sauce from a street vendor ($1.45). Late in the day I bought Pad Thai for $1.00. I had some orange juice and apple juice left over from yesterday in the fridge. Total spent today, including room was $10.73. Of ...
Same day, a little further down the
coast in Chonburi, was a beach called Nang Ram. This would be our
final stop of the day, and probably the highlight of the student's
entire trip. Here, the teachers all sat around a table in the shade
and ate a lot of food. The students all went swimming in the blue
water, with lots of clothes on. Isaan culture is very conservative
and the students dressed accordingly. I wore a shirt also to hide my
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 little while before Sports Day, we were instructed to tell the office our size for our new sports shirt. This was to be worn with our Friday sports pants. It was, of course, to be made of ...
Sunday is Father's Day in Thailand, because it is also the king’s birthday. To celebrate, the school invited some monks to come and collect food from the students before we had a school-wide ceremony to celebrate the king.
We were told to arrive at school at 7 a.m. to meet the monks, and at 9:00 we finally saw them. They had apparently gone to the regular program of the school first, so my kids in the ...
... class. Sarah warned me that the class would all be in Thai, and I was okay with that. The instructor didn’t use any English except the names of the poses, so we’d hear a ramble of Thai and then "downward dog". It was pretty entertaining. I was happy to recognize the words for “right”, “left”, and “slowly” among a few others that I know in Thai.