Christmas in Thailand

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I’ve been in Thailand for the past 5 days and I’m loving it. Chiang Mai is beautiful. We are staying at an Eco Resort which has been very relaxing and fun. I’ve been biking to this little bagel shop every morning which has been amazing because I forgot how much I missed bagels! The NGO we are partnered with in Thailand is ISDSI (International Sustainable Development Studies Institute). We’ve been taking Thai classes, learning about agriculture, and starting our seminar series on sustainable agriculture.

Thailand is so different from India which has made for an interesting transition. It’s waaaaayyyy less busy, there’s many different food options (I had Mexican food two nights ago!), it’s hot and humid instead of being cold, and you don’t really have to haggle when buying things anymore. 

I have to keep this blog post quick because I’m leaving for our host village in about 10 minutes and I’m not done packing! I will be rooming with 3 other girls which I’m super excited for! The village is very small and has a population of about 150. I’ll be working with my host family on their rice farm. I won’t have wifi for the next 2 weeks but feel free to message me and I’ll get back to you eventually! 

Happy New Years! 

I hope your 2016 is filled with many fun, new adventures! 

Patty Dougherty