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Bali Holiday Chapter 1: Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Our two-week school break began with a fascinating, disturbing, gory, and sometimes overwhelming entree into the world of Chinese Buddhist Vegetarian Festival. Think fewer vegetables, more self-impalement. The nine-day festival is held every year in the 9th lunar month of … Continue reading

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Journey to the Mystery Waterfall

Sometimes you start a journey with a destination in mind and find out along the way, that it’s really not the destination that matters. It’s what happens along the way. On a gorgeous weekend afternoon, after lounging in the sun … Continue reading

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Two Weddings and A Funeral

We’ve been lucky enough to receive invitations for the two biggest and arguably most important celebrated events in life: marriage and death. Last week, we attended the one year funeral celebration of a fellow teacher’s late husband. Professor Eahd’s husband … Continue reading

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Making Friends Isn’t Hard to Do

New, friendly faces seem to peer out from the woodwork. Every new coffeehouse we go to, or every new restaurant, or store, we end up engrossed in a long conversation about language, both English and Thai. We inevitably exchange emails … Continue reading

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Weekend Excursion Vol. IV: Penang, Malaysia

Weekend journey to Malaysia! We had one goal: obtain a non-B immigrant work visa. To work in Thailand, all English teachers must submit heaps of paperwork to the proper authorities, including, but not limited to, a work visa. In order … Continue reading

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Life in Nakhon Si Thammarat

We’re nearing the one month anniversary of our jobs in Nakhon. One whole month. Some days it feels like we’ve been here for years. Some days it feels like we’re aliens, recently landed on a foreign planet where the locals … Continue reading

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Weekend Excursions, Volume I: Koh Chang

The past few weeks have been packed with activities. On our first weekend in Thailand, we veered off the main path to a gorgeous island just this side of the Thai-Cambodia border. Koh Chang. It should be called Koh Change … Continue reading

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