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day 10

Christie Wong, Participant

Day 10 Today is the first full day in the Karen village of Hua Hin Lad Nai. The night and the morning is very cold. Many of us cannot sleep well because of it. However, Ramphai went to town to buy the clothes, hats, socks, etc that we forgot to......Read More

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Respect, Appreciation, Mindfulness

BRIANA TRUONG, Participant

Respect – so many vantage points. Respect for ourselves. Respect for our elders. Respect for our peers and acquaintances. Respect for our family. Respect for the earth. Respect for nature and its creatures and creations. Respect for being.......Read More

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belated reflection

"Liv and Charlie", Participant

…for day 6 we did something I had never thought I would see. We all visited an animal hospital. not just any animal hospital but one for the elephants. When we arrived we were greeted by a staff member who took us into a room. We watched an......Read More

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Perspectives…

Lauren Origoni, Participant

Perspective is something not taught but experienced through learning the stories of others and fully immersing ones self in a culture shift or lifestyle change. Now, over halfway through our trip, I can confidently say my perspective on a range from......Read More

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Our First night @ Huai Hin Lad Nai Homestay,...

Ramphai Noikaew, Instructor

Winter is coming. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine cold in tropical countries like Thailand when you come from snowy countries like Canada. Our trip has been amazing so far, leaving such a cool city like Chiangmai and heading up north 3 hours......Read More

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Perception and Reflection

BRIANA TRUONG, Participant

From the busy, bustling life as students in Oakville, Canada, to the more purposeful, intentional interactions as observers and learners of Thai culture, over these past 8 days I have observed a great shift in perspective, not only for the students......Read More

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Human Ecology

Gregory Pettys, Instructor

The past few days have found us diving head first into the often overlooked reality that the world in which we now inhabit is not simply made from a few handful of stories, but countless complex worldviews that spin a colorful web of possible......Read More

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First days in Chiang Mai

Liz W, Dragons Admin

The group has arrived in Chiang Mai and settled in at INA House, run by the Akha, an ethnic group who live in and around Northern Thailand. Last night they had a discussion with some of the Akha about indigenous land rights, migration, and human......Read More

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Touchdown Bangkok

Gregory Pettys, Instructor

Our students touched down safely into the famed Southeast Asian metropolis of Bangkok at high noon, with surprisingly high energy. As such, after a brief tour de force through the outskirts of town via we reached our hotel and dove right into......Read More

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Welcome Dinner

Greg and Ramphai, Instructor

Here are some photos from the group’s welcome dinner featuring traditional foods from Central Thailand from the previous king’s head chef’s recipes! Sooooo yummy!...Read More

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The Group Has Arrived!

Liz W, Dragons Admin

They are currently resting and recovering from their long journey after being welcomed to Thailand! Stay tuned for more updates throughout their travels....Read More

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Welcome to Your Thailand Yak Board!

Partnerships, Dragons Admin

Appleby Students and Families, Welcome you to your Appleby College and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for our collaborative “Thailand: Human Ecology” program. In a few months, you’ll bid farewell to home and trade the snow banks of Ontario......Read More