My first 2 months at Phang Nga Hub as a Long Term Coastal Conservation Intern
A month ago I arrived here in Ban Nam Khem after a nightmare of traveling. I was a day late in arriving and GVI helped me and organized a taxi for me that brought me to base at two in the morning. It was hectic but it all worked out and the staff to thank. I am an intern here for 6 months working in conservation. Every day we do something different including hiking surveys, snorkeling, beach cleans, working with baby sea turtles, and teaching conservation to kids. It is hard to pick a favorite thing that we do.
Living here is also an experience. The village definitely opens up your eyes to living conditions in under developed countries. However, living with other volunteers opens up new friendships, introduces you to new cultures, and many laughs. We all stick together and help each other out and have movie nights or play games. Even though I have only been here for two months, I have already formed friendships from all over the world, learned many conservation techniques, and taught English/conservation. It has given me valuable experience that will help me in my job field. The people are the best part about it!
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