Again, I have to apologize for my lack of updates. I have enjoyed my time in Thailand, and will soon be flying back to Texas for an extended visit.
What have I been doing?
Volunteering in underfunded government schools with the Thai Mueang Volunteers; read about my first two weeks in Thailand here.
What am I doing now?
Exploring the rest of the country until my flight departs on August 4th. I've been looking around Phang Nga Bay, Phuket province, Suratthani, and Nakhon Si Tamarat. Soon I will be headed to the islands for the Half Moon Festival. Couchsurfing is a lifesaver.
What will I be doing?
Staying in Dallas and Austin to catch up with some friends and some good old-fashioned American culture while I await the results of the National Geographic Glimpse Correspondents Program and the return of my Japanese pension. If all goes according to plan, I should depart for New Zealand mid-October.