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

5 thoughts on “Christmas in Thailand

  1. Jo Ann Prange says:

    Patty, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We enjoy your e-mails and following you! What an experience
    For you! Love & hugs! Keep your pics & e-mails coming! Stay well & take care!

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  2. It’s wonderful to see your new post, Patty. Enjoy your morning bagels and master the virtues of sustainable farming, for your expertise will serve your fellow Marinites who have become organic food enthusiasts as well as the old-world farmers.

    I wish you a very happy New Year and look forward to reading your next post.


  3. Michele Damazyn says:

    Merry Christmas to you and Thailand Patty! Everyone I know who has been there loves it. We look forward to hearing more about your adventures!


  4. Raana Mohyee says:

    Thailand sounds fun. I look forward to hearing about your experiences with rice farming and developing sustainable practices.
    I hope you enjoyed the holidays, and can’t wait to read your next post! Have fun!


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