I said Krabi. Not Crabs. UPDATE NO. 7
Trip Start Dec 21, 2009
22Trip End Aug 07, 2010
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Right, well, hello again. I can't believe it's already been a week since I updated my last post... I can't even begin to describe just how busy I've been and as to how many different things have been happening every day!
I'll try my best to get everything down accurately and in order and so on, so here goes(!):
First off, the teaching.. Yes, I have actually done a little of that of late (although you'll find it's somewhat eclipsed by other recent events in this post). Had a couple of 90 minute lessons since the last post, with no real problems
I also bought myself a snazzy new little laptop (a cheeky bright blue number) this week to stop myself having to borrow Zed's macbook all the time, so I'm now a lot freer to update my blog/facebook and respond to email/skype, if that is so require.
Right, now for the real fun of recent times. Thursday night, as usual, was the end of our regular teaching week (because of community work commitments every Friday) and was met with another Thursday night party..
Friday was spent teaching English to kids (rather than adults) at a small rural school a bit further out from where we live than where we normally teach. This was completely different to the teaching so far, not only because of the much larger class sizes (between 12 and 18, as opposed to the three students I've been teaching this term), but also because of the fact that they were much younger and had almost not education in English whatsoever. The kids were, however, very cooperative and behaved extremely well during their lesson on 'body parts' that Ed, Scott and I taught together (think 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes' being screamed out loud by children and that's about right)
Having got back early in the afternoon from our teaching, we were free for the weekend to do as we liked. A group of 6 of us had signed up to go snorkeling in Ao Nang on Sunday (today) and therefore decided to spend the weekend there, just to get away from base for a few days. Ao Nang, incidentally, is where Mum, Marie-Louise and I had spent New Year's so I knew the area pretty well even before arriving. Friday night was spent chilling on the balcony of our guesthouse (5 quid per person a night!) and in the local bars, just the group of 6 of us. Martin, Lindsey and Ella hit the hay pretty early at about 1.30, leaving Sean, Tammy and I out on our own. We ended up meeting a crazy bunch of people (including someone who looked EXACTLY like Teddy Sherringham and an awesome Japanese guy called J) and going to some random club on the sea front called the Lunar Lounge. All in all pretty fun, but yet another post 4am bedtime was not good for the old body clock, that's for sure!
Saturday was a fairly chilled out day on the beach soaking up the rays and unwinding after a few hard weeks of teaching, and today was spent snorkeling, through a company that we'd booked with via GVI. We visited 5 islands in all, taking a boat to and then snorkelling off each one, swimming in the crystal clear waters.. something to be jealous of, for sure
All in all, this was probably the most action packed and most fun week
to date, so tryign to cram it all in one little post doesn't really do
it justice. In future, I'll try and update it more than once a week, but
it's just been so extremely busy here recently!
Anyway, I'm now as tanned as I've ever been and it's still January! Whattt?! It's also 11.52 pm (8 minutes until Zed turns 30 - he's sat right opposite me) and I have no battery left on my laptop so I must dash off to bed because of yet another busy week ahead of me.
Right, sleepytime. Love you all. I've put up many photos as I can for now, but do come back to this post in a day or two for the snorkeling photos!! xxx