Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Little Guide Camp in Chantaburi

We had the pleasure of being invited to an English Camp with a unique twist. Chantaburi is located near the beach and due to its weather is a major supplier of some of the most unique fruit in Thailand (including durian, mangosteens, dragon fruit, and rambuteen). The province selected 100 of the top English students in the province and held a three-day camp to teach them to be tour guides. Five Peace Corps volunteers were invited to help train the students and serve as English speaking "tourists". A lot of team building activities as well as entertainment was provided. The second picture show us encouraging Carol who is in front of the students acting as a chicken. The students also produced plays in English (third picture). Bob taught ecology and "global warming" for the beach trip and Carol taught shopping, including jewelry shopping (last picture). Chantaburi is the processing and distribution center for rubies and sapphires from Southeast Asia.


At 4:47 PM, Blogger lindsayallbaugh said...

I especially like the kid in the bra. What are you guys teaching these kids!

I can see that mom likes the bullhorn.


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