Blogs

  • hi guys!

    Posted April 29, 2013 by Michelle Chung

    it's been a while!   it's been almost one month since i've left isara, and still i carry my experience into new york city.   having been so inspired by isara, fellow volunteers, and the philosophy and spirit of volunteerism and friendship that was so pervasive in nong khai, i decided t...

  • PKA 4: That Trek.. Oh that trek to the Phu Kradung Mountain

    Posted March 28, 2013 by Vaibhav Jain

    So a week is about to be over and plans are afloat amongst teacher about what to do for the weekend? It doesn't take much time to come up with a plan when you are in a town which is home to Thailand's Best National Park called Phu Kradung National Park (which by the way is the most organised, meticu...

  • PKA 3 : Why Isara shines brighter than snow in sun-shine!

    Posted March 10, 2013 by Vaibhav Jain

    Yes the now hot sun did inspire the title - as much as I wish it was the snow. Sigh! It's mid-week and I have been taking classes for a few days now. Though on day one of teaching, the striking difference between students enrolled at Isara and students at the school was more than apparent. Differen...

  • My ISARA experience - Part three: "being in a bad mood, the gre

    Posted March 5, 2013 by Christian Larsen

    BELOVED READERS! Today I want to tell you about three things. Being in a bad mood, the most amazing sculpture park I've ever seen and a song about ISARA I am working on. All right, first things first. The bad mood. Let me start by saying that I am the kind of guy who needs to be alone once in ...

  • The Phu Kradueng Awesomeness - 2: Family and Burrrrp

    Posted March 3, 2013 by Vaibhav Jain

    My first time at Phu Kradung Government School also became my first time living with a Thai Family. My host Teacher Rachanee, who has been instrumental in bringing volunteers to the Phu Kradung School, gave me a whole new glimpse of the Thai Jai Dee. Actually it was way more than a Glimpse - it was ...

  • The long dry hot season of Nong Khai

    Posted March 2, 2013 by Jess Lay

    I arrived in Nong Khai in Jan, the cooling dry season. weather was fantastic, it's like 25 degree to 30 degree. Temperature that is similar to my home, Singapore. During night time, the temperature started to drop a little, you can sleep without the fan.    Spring came somewhere in late ...

  • The Phu Kradueng Awesomeness - 1

    Posted March 2, 2013 by Vaibhav Jain

    What do you get when you combine about 800 awesome students, amazingly supportive and outstanding teaching staff, a stunning mountain top and the world's best banana muffin at a nearby cafe?   You get 'Phu Kradueng Government School'   After teaching at the Isara Learning Centre for ab...

  • reflections on this hot, strange, beautiful country

    Posted March 1, 2013 by Michelle Chung

    i am lucky enough to be of two backgrounds; i am both korean and american. because i was born and raised in america, i am more inclined to call america my home, though i did spend the last year in seoul. my dual background i believe lends me a unique, if not conflicted, perspective on thailand. ther...

  • My ISARA experience - Part two: "Lotus flowers, chineese new ye

    Posted March 1, 2013 by Christian Larsen

    What's up ISARA COMMUNITY ( ... and curious outside readers, who are also VERY welcome)   This is my second post (as you might've guessed from the title). Today I'll tell you about celebrating chineese new year with the ISARA team, visiting the magic Lotus Fields and... A surprise that... oh,...

  • My ISARA experience - Part One: "Arriving in Nong Khai"

    Posted February 28, 2013 by Christian Larsen

    Helloooooow, dear reader!   Welcome to my first post. I'll briefly introduce myself and then tell you about my arrival at ISARA in Nong Khai.  Anyway, I just finished my business degree (undergraduate) at the Southern University of Denmark. I am traveling for five months on India/Southe...