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Emma Brent
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Travel to Learn: Vietnam
During the last half of my school's spring break, Emilia and I visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In a nutshell, Ho Chi Minh has been one of my favorite cities I've ever visited. Maybe that had something to do with staying at Ms. Yang's Homestay. Emilia and...

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Happy Songkran!
On April 10th, Emilia and I headed to the northern province of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The trip did not get off to a great start. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the coming week (the 13th through the 15th) was the Thai New Year, also called Songkran. Songkr...

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Teaching English in Bangkok
During the month of February, and part of March, I had the opportunity to teach English at Thep Phrathonpon Primary School in Northeast Bangkok. I was told about the position by my Beginning Thai teacher, Ajaan Nantana, who told me that she had a friend loo...

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Care to Share? A Story About Four Elephants, Two Girls, and One Horrible Zoo
When I first arrived in Bangkok, the cab that drove me to my new home from the airport had a laminated sheet of paper hanging over the back of the passenger seat. On it, were several pictures advertising for popular tourist attractions, a few included: a pi...

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Ban Phe and Koh Samet
This weekend, 30+ of us international students stayed in Ban Phe to beach and party. Our trip began with a 4 hour bus ride from Bangkok to Ban Phe, on which I practiced my mosquito slaying for almost the entire trip. We eventually made it into Ban Phe at ar...

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Classes!
Right now, my schedule looks like this: Monday - Social and Economic Development of Thailand from 9:00-12:00 This class focuses on Thailand as a whole, which is very interesting since as of now, I have only been exposed to Bangkok. Bangkok does not represen...

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First Week Review
My first week in Bangkok has amazing. I couldn't be happier that I chose Thailand to study abroad. Here are some highlights: Happy birthday, Papa! First and foremost, a special shoutout to my amazing father. His birthday was this week, and with the time cha...

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Transportation in Bangkok
Yesterday was my first day exploring Bangkok. It was overwhelmingly amazing!!! I learned a lot about how to travel around, and thanks to an app called Maps.me (which does routing even when your phone is offline, like mine often is) I always knew where I was...

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Day 1
In 2012, I decided I was going to pack my bags and drive 1,000 miles south with my dad to Orange County, California. I was eighteen years old, and frankly, I was more afraid of what would become of me if I stayed than I ever was of leaving. Though I would t...

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Day 1
In 2012, I decided I was going to pack my bags and drive 1,000 miles south with my dad to Orange County, California. I was eighteen years old, and frankly, I was more afraid of what would become of me if I stayed than I ever was of leaving. Though I would t...
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