“Ha”

The number “5” Translates into “Ha”. During a lesson, Drew, another volunteer started writing the number “5” over and over again. All the students started saying “Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.” So I made it back to Mae-La. This time I brought over 2 new volunteers, April...

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Farang (foreigner)

Occasionally, well, often. As you are walking down the street, you’ll hear this and know that they are talking about you. It also means papaya, so you might be safe if they dont look your way after saying this.   Another week is coming to a close in...

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Mellissa in Cambodia

Upon first arriving in Cambodia, you can instantly tell that the streets of Phnom Penh are much more congested than Chiang Mai and the Tuk Tuk drivers are much more fierce and flock from every direction trying to give you a ride. Unfortunately, I only got to...

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Leaving the Land of Smiles

These last 4 months in Thailand have been incredible -  from the beautiful landscape of the country, to the people, young and old, who have shared with me their lives and homes, to the team here who has helped me grow in countless ways and...

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Top Three Thai Foods!

Thai food is world famous and well known for its blended and vibrant flavors! The four flavors that are most popular in dishes are: spicy, salty, sweet, and sour.  At restaurants/stalls you will see four small jars which have: 1) spicy flakes, 2) sugar, 3)...

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