Hello,

This is Jess Han (hailing from California and Boston). We’ve just arrive in Thailand and the days are already getting hotter. However, the food is delicious and so incredibly cheap (less than $3 per dish). We’ve just finished orientation and learned some basic do’s and dont’s for traveling, interacting with locals, and taking care of our health. It’s surprising how many tourists there are in the area! But what’s even more surprising is the number of temple there are. Every corner you turn around there seems to be a beautiful, gold, intricate temple hidden behind a wall, building or trees. I can’t wait to see the more elaborate ones.

Now we’re ready to head out to a local village to stay with our host families! We’ll learn the Thai language and about Thai culture and Buddhism.

Bye for now,
Jess