Elephants in need

Hey there, As you may know, I volunteered at Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand back in October. I met Lek, the founder of ENP, as well as several staff members. I was there for a week, so I got a pretty good sense of how the park was run, and I have nothing but … Continue reading

Little Post, Big Animal

I’ve just wrapped up my week volunteering at an elephant sanctuary near Chiang Mai, and I was very sad to leave. It was a great time, and I saw and experienced more than I could’ve imagined. I fed, bathed, and learned a great deal about the big guys, and  my admiration for the creatures has … Continue reading

Holla, city of squalor!

Well, after an extremely long bus/boat trip, I’m back in Bangkok. It feels like coming home in a lot of ways. For one, I absolutely love the hostel we’re staying at. We stayed here during our week in Bangkok before and now we’re back. It’s called NapPark and it’s two streets away from the famous … Continue reading

Thai islands: diving and just plain dives.

Ah! It’s been so long! I have an excuse, I promise. The thing is, I was on the island of Koh Tao getting my PADI Open Water diving certification (woo!) for the last week and there was no internet. I had withdrawals. But! Now I’m on the slightly bigger island of Koh Phanghan and I … Continue reading

Bangkok baby!

I’m back! I’ve written a post for the Oakville Beaver about my time in India, check that out here. Really, my main lesson from India is that North American McDonald’s suck. McD’s in India don’t sell any beef or pork. No Big Macs! Instead, they have delicious veg options like the McSpicy Paneer (basically deep … Continue reading