Travel Blogs from Nan
Unfortunately there is not much in the way of information available in this city unless you are Thai... But if you are, you're in luck, as they have a large team of Thai speaking staff at the tourist office and an annual tourist festival; which just happened to be the day we arrived.
There is one English speaking lady in the tourist info office, but sadly her attitude the day we were there made us feel she ...
... Yeah, Miss Mode, I want that too. * 4/7 - I said goodbye to my students and got a full two breath whine (literally, it was so long they had to pause to breathe halfway through) after announcing it was our last class. Then the girls on the left side of the room all made heart shapes with their hands - "Teacha we love you!" * My students finally have the confidence to come up to me and have a conversation in very VERY broken English. One of ...
... a song to the king and listened to the daily announcements. I had period one off and basically sat at my desk, wild-eyed, for 50 mins, just hoping I had 200 minutes worth of lessons in my head for the day. The bell rang and my next door neighbor, Christian, and I walk to the room where we will be splitting a very novice group of 40 14-year-olds. I take my 20 to another classroom and dive in. I start by having them tell me their nicknames and write them ...
... autour. Un des plus impressionnants était recouvert de peintures à l'intérieur. On voyait beaucoup de fleurs et d’arbres colorés dans les rues. On a loué une scoobylette le jour suivant avec un circuit en tête. On s’est arrêté à une chute d’eau où on a rencontré un couple thaï de Nan et après avoir visité la chute d’eau, on a mangé avec eux. On a aussi goûté le whisky local (plus comme du rhum). Après le repas, nos nouveaux amis ont ...
... one of the highlights so far on our trip and we had an awesome time.
After this it was off to business and teaching some language. After a mixup due to the poor communication in the villiage we had a class of no shows. The following day however yeilded a couple of guides and some local childeren, and also teaching a class in the morning to those that are invloved in homestays.
The language skills of the guides could be best described as "fit for use" ...
Other places to stay in Nan
99 Yantarakitkosol Road, Nan | 2 star hotelfrom $23
466 Sumonthavaraj Road, Nan | Hotelfrom $23
119-121 Anantavorarittidet Rd., T. Naiwiang, Nan | Hotelfrom $14
141 Pua-Namyao Rd., M. 4, Xilalang, Pua, Nan | Hotelfrom $12
229 Moo 4, T. Phasing, A. Muang, Nan | Hotelfrom $17
371 Moo 6, Nan | Hotelfrom $31
1/11 Kua Luang Road, Nan | Hotelfrom $41