Travel Blogs from Surin
Buddhism in Thailand is like many things in Thailand;
Friendliness comes first, adhering strictly to rules comes second.
One of the monks smoked a couple cigarettes during our conversation,
I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen anywhere else in the world!
Regardless; monks are highly respected in Thailand.
They must give up all their belongings
They can not earn money or buy anything
Everything they eat, the clothes ...
On 28th February 2014, armed with my passport and backpack, I said a tearful goodbye to my parents at Heathrow Airport and set off on my adventure to Thailand where I imagined I would spend a year teaching a class of perfectly behaved children, living in a little hut right on the beach, before heading off with my new-found friends on a journey around the world. Oh how na´ve I was. In the four months that I ...
Woke up at 6am as Jess had to pack and we all had our pictures taken with the mahouts - was sad to see them all go!
Went sugar cane cutting just outside the elephant village, Brittany and her mahout joined us shortly after. Then Jazz came and told us there was a cooking show going on and would we mind staying - didn't realise we were actually going to be on it! The presenter (Benjamin Wang from Boston) got speaking to us and said he ...
... to a little island with all the food and camping gear! I don't know how we did it but we did - got a little wet and muddy in the process. Finally got cooking around 8.30pm and we were putting up our tents in the moonlight - thank god for a full moon with lots of light. This also helped with peeing in the bushes - Jill was my partner for this!
Once the drinks got going we started mingling more ...
... to get the courage to do this towards the end as I was rather grossed out!
Step 2: Use chlorine and boil the poo.
Step 3: Blend and separate the mixture using a specific machine.
Step 4: Dye the mixture a variety of colours.
Step 5: Put thin layers of the mixture on a board and leave out in the sun to dry.
We then helped out in the shop cutting the paper ...