A very different 21st Huay Pakoot birthday

A very different 21st Huay Pakoot birthday

Life in Huay Pakoot For the last 6 years I’ve been away from home on my birthday, but this year has been the best adventure yet! I had only been living in Huay Pakoot for a week before my birthday and it had been an incredible week full of culture, learning and...
The passing of the Baton

The passing of the Baton

One of the best things about this project is meeting other volunteers from all over the world. Within the last two weeks alone I’ve come to know so many extraordinary people. At least once a day we are all sat at Base, socializing in our down time or listening to the...
Into The Rice Fields

Into The Rice Fields

Day 4 – Thursday 16.11.17 05:30am. The daily rooster riot is in full swing. Everyday all roosters of the village seem to have an X-Factor contest from 04:15 onwards. 06:00am. I have found a fine spot to do my dawn tai chi exercises. The exercise doesn’t go...
Miss Elephant

Miss Elephant

Day 3 – Wednesday 15.11.17 05:30am. I had a very good night. It remains astonishing how few bugs and insects are in our huts. I haven’t had spiders, and can’t notice the mosquitoes if they are there. Moths, yes. I have learned from yesterday. I take...