Our group now complete, we kicked off our first full day in Thailand with a tour of the biggest temple and the oldest temple (built in 1279!) in Chiang Mai. We then visited a food market to get an introduction to the food we were about to make at a cooking school. We learned how to make tom yam kung soup, pad thai, and spring rolls. Learning how to make our own Thai dinner was very rewarding… And pretty tasty! We continue to battle jet lag and called it an early night. More adventures tomorrow!
From Leaders of the Day Eric & Katie B.
Hey fam, it’s Hal and Jay.We got to say, if there was a leaders of the day competition, we would win it. So, because we’re uncreative, we decided to continue the theme of inclusion. But psych! Because we added a twist. We played a little game to promote trip members to talk to new people. Today was exciting, but like also kinda crazy because it was our first day at school. Teaching was hectic, but playing with the kids at recess was so fun. Work hard play hard and whatnot. After school we relaxed. Just kidding: we got Thai massages. Imagine your typical massage, and then forget everything you thought you knew. Let’s just say there were limbs and laughter everywhere. The rest of the day was spent at home base, chilling and prepping for tomorrow. Peace out girl scout!xoxoH and J
Leaders of the Day: Diana & Emily
Hello friends and family!
Sawade Ka! from Shaeley and Katie! Today was bittersweet, like the mangosteen we ate for breakfast because GLA students from the Phranon school had to say goodbye to the kids we’ve been teaching this week. It was rewarding to teach the kids, who were grateful to learn English and shouted with joy every morning when we arrived. After lots of hugs and goodbyes, we traveled to a high school in Chiang Mai for cultural exchange. The Thai students performed a traditional welcome dance, and we encouraged them to join us in the Cha Cha Slide. We got to tour the high school and even visit in on some classes. After a delicious dinner at home base, we finished the night with a rowdy game of duck duck goose and a team building maze game. We have to end here so we can get plenty of sleep for an exciting day of fun and games with the kids tomorrow!
Hello GLA fam! Today is Friday August 4th, only three days left here in Thailand! Today we taught “English Camp” at Wat Pa Khoi Tai school, where all six grade levels participated in activities led by the GLA students. The activities included making PB and J’s, learning Disney songs, Hangman, and other fun stations. After an exciting day with the kids, they thanked us with a closing ceremony and lots of hugs. Because of our long day at school we had a chill night watching a movie. Uff-da, we’re tired!