GOOD BYE CHIANG MAI, HELLO RANONG
I've been in Chiang Mai for about three weeks now and its been pretty amazing. We are in class everyday from 9-5 so despite three weeks, I feel like I haven't seen anything. We definitely have, but you feel like you should know everything after three weeks! We're visiting the elephant sanctuary and bathing the elephants this weekend. That should be an amazing expereince - I'll see if they let me use the drone...hoping so!
So far, we've seen the meditation temple, Doi Suthep, tried a Mouy Thai fighting class, planted rice in a rice paddy and studied for our TESOL certification. All and all, not bad. I still want to hike in the mountains, take a cooking class and, of course, see the elephants (don't worry, we're going to the ethical location).
Next week is our last week here in Chiang Mai and its bitter sweet. While it's exciting, I'm getting pretty nervous about my move. I'm not sure where my placement is yet, but it looks like it might be down South and close to the beach (ain't mad about that). The bummer with that school is I'd be teaching FOUR subjects. So...insert panic here. More to come on this.
This blog thing is new for me, some days I hate it and dont want to work on it and other days I go to town editing and uploading photos and I write three posts. Its a difficult thing to come home after working from 9-5 and then work a few more hours thinking, "no one is even going to read this," but it builds over time so stay with me while I find my voice and show you how I left New York and moved to Thailand where everything is, well, it's unclear.
I'll miss the temples, the gates, the entrances into different parts of the city and the people.