My second solo adventure began in Thailand, where I spent three weeks backpacking different cities and learning about the ways of Thais. Everyday I made new friends from different countries and hostels, and together we paraded the streets of Chiang Mai and and soaked ourselves in the largest water festival for Songkran.

I also spent the majority of my time volunteering at Open Mind Projects as a camp facilitator. At Open Mind, I lived with about forty other locals (and two kittens) with whom I shared meals with on a daily basis. Together we enjoyed each other’s heritage specialty dishes and learnt to speak with one another through gestures and broken English-Thai combinations. Thank you Sven and Toto for facilitating a wonderful cultural exchange, and accepting me into your family of campers. Khob khun ka!~

Places visited:

  • Bangkok
  • Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Nong Khai
  • Mekong River