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Crabbing & crafts: A Thai Homestay Experience

The food is one of my strongest memories from my trip to Ban Talae Nok two weeks ago. We had spicy curry with chicken, deep-fried mackerel, sweet doughnuts for breakfast, rambutan fruit, and fresh crabs. I had crab meat before, but catching them myself in the mangroves and later cracking them open during a dinner at the beach takes seafood to a whole new level. Hands-on! Crabbing was only one amazing activity during our homestay experience in the Muslim village. I […]

My first homestay experience

This weekend I went to the little muslim village of Ban Talae Nok ,with my colleagues, for village guide training.  Ban Talae Nok is a small, coastal village with about 200 inhabitants where Andaman Discoveries is hosting community-based tourism with a homestay programs. We arrived late in the evening, settled in our house, and held a meeting with the village’s tourism group. Unfortunately, as I don’t speak Thai, I could not understand what was being said in the meeting, but […]