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Lao for Christmas

 OK so this one is going to be short and sweet or maybe not so sweet. Some of you may know that I ran into some problems with my 1 year VISA. Those that don’t know, here you go; I was told to re-appy 1 month before my visa was up, wrong; 3 months. I […]

Musar Hill Tribe

Musar Hill Tribe: This week was so amazing, as every week is different I swear this one was a life changer. Sasha and Maria from Toys for Thailand were here for their yearly visit and they took me on a great adventure. First let me stat by saying that Toys for Thailand began with bringing […]


OK so this trip to the Phuket games started off really fun. We began with a 13 hour trip to Putchaburi where we stayed one night at a student center. Only the girls team was with us because the van that the boys were taking needed some repairs, how unfortunate for them, we had a […]

Cleaning, B-Boys and guitar playin…

Well this was a busy week for us all here at the Wat Don Chan. We began cleaning the bakery kitchen with the help of  18 students and 2 volunteers from the Friends of the Wat Don Chan. This started with removing everything out of the kitchen, this has been here for 2 years and […]

More about the kids

OK so I wanted to quickly tell you about some of the sport happenings over here. First one of our track guys won a mini-marathon, this kid rocks! He had pink-eye all week and could not go to track practice and the same went for the rest of the boys track team but he won […]


This past Sunday I had the opportunity to take 275 kids to the Chiang Mai Zoo, it was so much fun. The day began at 8 AM, the kids were all dressed in their school clothes and lined up waiting for the buses. The Monks called 14 Rot-Dang  (translation red, car but they are really covered red […]

Last week

Sawadee Krap, Everyone I am here to tell you about last week and it was a busy one. We began the week with the planning of the rest of our garden project with the science teacher, sorry I forgot her name. There are about 775 people working and living here I can’t remember every name, […]

Hill Tribe

There have been a lot going on which I will fill you all in on later as I am planning a trip for the kids to the Zoo have have to run to a meeting with the manager of the Zoo to set the rest up. I wanted to talk about our trip to one […]

Celebrating the 5th King

This celebration was this past Friday and it was so much fun. The kids did a ton of work and it took 1 week to get it all together. This is always a big party at the Wat Don Chan, people come from all over for 2 days to celebrate the day of this guys […]

Zip-lining in the rain forest

Wow! This was amazing, we had so much fun. It all started when Joe from Friends of the Wat Don Chan (a little group that helps the kids here at the Wat) told me that a guy called Tony from Flight of the Gibbons would let orphans go free for a month. Well I just got […]