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.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Baan Kaao Chakan

We traveled with our principal about two hours from our village to look at furniture. We wrote a proposal for funding a Community Education Resource Center and many of our family members and friends donated enough money to actually make it happen. The center will provide information about HIV/AIDS, job opportunities, and resources to learn English (books and computers). On the way, we stopped at a village (Baan Kaao Chakan) that is located next to a mountain that serves as a reserve for monkeys. Before Thailand became the world's leading exporter of rice, the countryside use to have a lot of wildlife until deforestation removed their habitats. Some of these reserves remain home for monkeys, tigers, and elephants. An interesting observation: you have to be careful when walking under the trees because the monkeys will fight and cause the loser to fall to the ground with a loud thump.


At 4:49 PM, Blogger lindsayallbaugh said...

I want to take that little monkey and the kitten home with me. Too cute!


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