Teglo Goes...

…to Thailand

Posts include days 227-257 in chronological order. Click to read each short story.


Overcoming Fears? Maybe Not…

On the first day of the REI Adventures tour in Thailand, we visited a temple and night market. By day two, we were zip lining and hiking. I was terrified of the conditions while zip lining and found out that two months later, a Canadian man fell to his death on those lines.

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Villages in Thailand

Our group tour hiked through the jungles in the northern Thailand with some incredible views! Then we stayed at a local family’s house. It was definitely some rough conditions. Sleeping in the same room with 15 people, on a thin mattress, and roasters crowing made it a restless night.

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Hiking in Thailand

Our group with REI Adventures hiked through the jungles in Northern Thailand until we reached our next homestay. I slept on a balcony and enjoyed the sunrise.

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Thoughtful Conversations in Thailand

While hiking on a group tour, I had a few thoughtful conversations with other members. It’s important to be able to talk about these things. We hiked, climbed a sticky waterfall, and got crazy Thai massages.

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Kayaking Fiasco

First, we biked through rice fields and then we went kayaking in northern Thailand when I noticed it was getting harder to paddle. Then we noticed that our kayak was filled with water. I knew we were going to tip.

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It was the final day of a 9-day adventure tour in Thailand with REI Adventures. We spent the morning doing a cooking class. We had fun celebrating our time together, and I felt joy. It was also my 39th birthday. I was thrilled to celebrate with it in Thailand.

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Art in Paradise

I went to the Art in Paradise in Chiang Mai by myself. I didn’t have anybody to take my picture, until a girl approached me. Even though she didn’t speak very much English, we had a blast taking silly pictures of each other. It was meant to be.

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