What I’ve Learned from a Year in Southeast Asia

Today marks one year to the day since I left the States, clueless yet excited, to teach in a foreign country known as Thailand, where I’d spend my days basking in the sun on a jungle-island paradise, drinking pineapple juice, and teaching perfectly obedient and lovely Thai students. Things turned out to be a bit…

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An Unexpected Easter

This afternoon I walked out of my apartment building, bag packed for the gym, and was surprised to see one of my students’ cousins pacing the street in front of the door. She immediately ran to me, hugged me, and said: “Teacher Alyssa! I’ve been waiting for you over an hour! Dinner is already ready.…

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Hospitality

Life here continues to get better and better. Today I found a great coffee shop/bookstore with free (and fast!) wireless internet, so now I can actually upload some photos. All I need to do now is find a gym, and you might not be seeing me in America for at least another year. :) This…