Khao Sok National Park Camp

Overview// From March 28th to 31st, Sydney, Luke, and I attended an AFS optional camp in Surat Thani, a province in the south. We stayed in Khao Sok National Park with several other European AFS-ers who we befriended. There, we went swimming, kayaking, and spent time together as a group. Travelling to Surat Thani// Because... Continue Reading →

A Taste of Southern Life: Phatthalung

Overview// From March 11th-27th, Sydney Chesta and I stayed in Phatthalung, a province in the south of Thailand. We briefly attended a local school, travelled the province, and formed a deep connection to our lovely host family. Journey to Phatthalung// Sydney and I jumped into Teacher Vicky's pick up truck with our bulging suitcases and... Continue Reading →

Krabi & Islands Camp

Overview// With a surprising turn of events, Sydney and I attended the AFS optional camp to Krabi from March 8-11th. Our German friends (Alice, Emil, and Fenja), as well as Luke from YES Abroad were also going.  Day 1// On March 7th, my advisor picked Sydney and I up early to take a bus from... Continue Reading →

Last Day of School

On March 1st, I had my last day at Kamphaengphet Pittayakom School before my summer vacation. My school had set aside time during our morning assembly to give me a farewell ceremony. My coordinator talked about me for a few minutes before giving my host father the stage. He gave a speech in only Thai about... Continue Reading →

Week Exchange with Sydney

Overview// From February 24th to March 8th, YES Abroad cohort member Sydney Chesta came to Kamphaengphet for her week exchange. Daily Life// During the week exchange, Sydney lived with my host family and shared my room with me. My host parents were very welcoming to her, even though the planning of the week exchange was […]

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