All posts tagged Suwannaphum

Elephant Round-up

The Surin Elephant Round-up has been an annual occurrence since 1960, but because it’s located in Northeastern Thailand, in a small province where not much else happens, it isn’t widely […]

Making a Difference

To be honest, I’ve been moping around for the past two weeks, telling you all that I’m tired of teaching, that I’m ready to just be traveling. The reason, I […]

A New Year in a Thai School

We tried to squeeze as much as possible into a one-day New Year party. Suwannaphum Wittayalai School was open to students on Friday the 30th for only one reason: to […]

Loy Krathong

“Do you feel like the king and queen?” I asked Jon Watkins, the other foreign English teacher at my high school in Suwannaphum, Thailand. We thought we had missed celebrating […]

Dressing for a Wedding in Thailand

I had a Cameron Diaz moment. Finding a dress for last weekend’s wedding had me feeling like her character in The Sweetest Thing. In true procrastinator form, I waited until […]

Monks & Monkeys

I used to beg my parents for a pet monkey. I had it all figured out. I would build a cage (and by I, I meant my Dad of course) […]

Life in Northeast Thailand: In Darkness, There’s…Sleep.

I was standing in the bathroom, prepared to enjoy a nice, long, hot shower. My landlord installed the heater while I was out of town over the weekend, and it’s […]

My Thai Pad

I’m sitting at my Singer sewing table, eating a breakfast of my usual fruit and toast. I imagined myself eating fresh mango every morning, but it turns out I wake […]


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