The Pattaya Orphanage

I’m halfway into my second week volunteering at the orphanage and I’m feeling more settled and less clumsy than in my first week. I’m more familiar with the system and people working here which makes the Orphanage a homely working place. That is what this place is for the majority of the people here: a…

I See the Light(s) – Loy Krathong!

Yesterday was the last day of Loy Krathong and it’s the day where most people all over Thailand usually release floating and flying lights – or more correctly Krathongs and Lanterns (and fireworks) – with their personal wishes. Krathongs (either made on a slice of a banana tree trunk, bread (both biodegradable) or styrofoam) are…

A New Day is A New Day

I definitely won’t be worried that every day is going to be the same when spending most of the week #volunteering. I started my day playing with the toddlers, or more correctly being run down by the same darling girl as yesterday. She ran towards me as soon as I stepped through the door (again),…

Settling into My New Old Home

The weekend has been terribly busy settling into the flat and attempting getting to know my way around Pattaya. I’ve only been here two days, but I got many stories already. They go from sweating away to being washed away or from accidentally walking on a dead rat while exploring by foot to go on…