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06

Feb
2022
The Internship
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After an amazing beach and boat adventure in Phuket, it was time to start my internship in Chiang Mai. My internship was at the Northern Small & Medium Enterprise Center (NSME Center) as a finance/marketing intern. My main task was to assess the financials of the NSME Center to determine if they would be able […]

30

Dec
2021
The Beach
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After a whirlwind month in Chiang Mai, it was time to head South for some fun! We flew to Phuket via Bangkok for a couple of days of beach bliss! Our hotel for the next 4 days was owned by a Washington State University alum on the beautiful Kata Beach which had 6 months prior […]

19

Sep
2021
Golden Triangle Tour
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Sitting in class one day, our professor told us we didn’t have anything planned one weekend and asked if we’d like to go on a tour to the Golden Triangle via a private tour company. A handful of us raised our hands and our trip to the seedy North was about to begin! Our drive […]

09

Aug
2021
Open Minds
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“We welcome the open-minded traveler to join our tours!” It may be funny to see a tour company state such a thing, but it has a lot to do with how we tour. Our tours are designed to get you out of your comfort zone and to become a “local”. I think back to the […]

27

Jan
2021
Visakha Walking Ceremony
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Early in our stay in Chiang Mai was an auspicious event, Visakha (Vesak, Vesakha) Bucha day. The day is celebrated as the birth, enlightenment, & death of Gautama Buddha. On the eve of Visakha Bucha, the Buddhist pilgrims hike to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for special activities to show respect to Buddha. Our hike […]

Monk and elephant Thailand

02

Oct
2020
Life in Chiang Mai
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Adjusting to life in Chiang Mai was helped by our group of 24 students from Washington State University We had been meeting for months discussing everything from culture to the Thai language and camaraderie. While in Chiang Mai we had to attend class in the morning and most afternoons were spent touring around the area […]

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Chiang Mai, Thailand

15

Aug
2020
Home in Chiang Mai
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After a whirlwind few day’s in Bangkok and a day’s drive, we finally made it to our home for the next three months, Chiang Mai. Our accommodations for the first month were the International Center at Chiang Mai University (CMU). The next day was a free day around Chiang Mai, where we learned quickly where […]

Buddha Head in Tree Ayutthaya, Thailand

07

Jul
2020
Thai Road Trip
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After a short 2 days in Bangkok it was time to head to our home for the next 3 months, Chiang Mai! The bus picked us up early Saturday morning at our hotel and as we drove North, I couldn’t help think that this metropolis was New York on steriods! Our first stop was Wat […]

22

Apr
2020
Bangkok Tour
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Our first full day in Bangkok started off with a bus ride to the main part of the city. We were picked up by students from Chulalongkorn University and they greeted us with traditional Thai sweets. They were both unique and amazing, we had Kanom Chang (layered jelly cake), Kao Tum Mud (coconut sticky rice […]

Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Bangkok, Thailand

18

Mar
2020
Bangkok
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After a short 4 hour flight from Taipei, we had touchdown in BKK (Don Mueang) around noon local time. This first thing that struck me was the golf course between the runways followed by the ease of getting through immigration. The process was simplified by the fact I was entering the country on a 3-month […]