Today we taught food vocabulary, names of countries, and animal vocabulary to fifth and sixth graders. We played games with them like: Hang-Man and classic Tag. We also played with toy blocks and toy food with the two and three year olds. The kids have been very playful with us this week.

The kindergarteners. | Photo by Julia S.

The kindergarteners. | Photo by Julia S.

After a fun day of teaching, we visited a temple for a guided meditation and an information session on Buddhism. Buddhism is based around the belief of three values: purity, wisdom, and compassion. The outside of the temple was decorated in red and gold.

Meditation temple. | Photo by Julia S.

Meditation temple. | Photo by Julia S.

We then walked back to the hotel and some people split to play a game of soccer on a nearby field, while others went shopping. The field shouldn’t have been called a soccer field—it was more like a mud bath. Every time we ran it was like a slip’n’slide. At the end, no matter who won or lost, we all did a mud slide. When we returned back to the hotel and cleaned the mud off, we got ready to spend time at the Night Bazaar. We bought souvenirs and Thai pants, as well as delicious street noodles.

Post muddy soccer game. | Photo by the security guard

Post muddy soccer game. | Photo by the security guard

A view from the temple. | Photo by Lauren T.

A view from the temple. | Photo by Lauren T.