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Last Exit To Bangkok

October 12th, 2009 at 10:55

The time has come. Tuesday morning, I will board the first flight in my 3 legged journey to Bangkok. I have been talking about traveling to distant lands ever since I delivered my resignation letter to FedEx Ground. A trip to Peru in July was a nice taste, but now I want some extended time overseas.

A few weeks of internet searches revealed an opportunity to volunteer on an organic farm in Thailand. The organization is called “World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms” aka WWOOF.  WWOOF has many branches and is also sometimes listed as Willing Workers On Organic Farms. I signed up with the WWOOF Independents group because of the number and variety of countries they list hosts for. From the list, I chose Thailand as my destination, due to the number of hosts (14), tropical climate, and inexpensive goods and services.

farming

The tentative schedule for my 2 months is as follows: 3 weeks on a farm an hour SE of Bangkok, 1-2 weeks on a farm just outside of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, and then 3-4 weeks of tourist activities. I will be joined in The Kingdom by my friends Dan and Alicia for a week, beginning on Nov 27th, which I am excited about.

I decided to start a blog so that I can let family and friends know when I get into the snake trading business and drive a boat of missionaries into Burma. As the title suggests, I will try not to mitigate myself, after I figure out what that word means. I can already tell that it may take me a while to write each post, so in the future I will butcher the english language even more trying to crank them out. Thus I would like to apologize to all of those bloggers that I have secretly mocked, it was obtuse of me.

Well, it’s time to start packing, catch you on the flip side.

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2 Responses to “Last Exit To Bangkok”

  1. Stanley Says:

    At first I thought it was you in the photo…I hope you get to plow a field with oxen…

  2. Micahoe Says:

    I may get to, My host is considering the purchase a Water Buffalo to help build some rice fields.