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Homestay Experience Ban Talae Nok

My internship at Andaman Discoveries will almost come to an end. In this blog post I would like to tell you about my last homestay in Ban Talae Nok. I joined two sisters from England who had booked a three day, 2 night tour. I thoroughly enjoyed my second homestay experience and would like to tell you why! The food I can be short about my relationship with food: I just love eating 😉 I love trying new food that is […]

Successful season for Moken on Koh Surin

The national park on Koh Surin closed on the 15th of May and will be closed to visitors for a few months. With the low season starting we would like to look back on the past season on Koh Surin. It has been a very successful season in which many people visited the Moken on this beautiful island. We received 20 bookings from responsible visitors who were interested to hear the stories of the Moken and witness their traditional way […]

Our offer during the low season

The month of May is almost over and this means that the high season has come to an end. Although, the amount of tourists will be lower the next few months, there is still more than enough to do for everyone. Even during the low season we have many different programs that can still be enjoyed. Keep reading to discover which of our current programs can be booked all year round and to read more about two new tours we […]

Volunteering at Kuraburi high school

Hello! Sawadeeka! I volunteered as an English teacher at Kuraburi Chaipattana High School for 9 weeks from Mid-January to Mid-March 2018. It was the last semester of the academic year before the summer break. With little to no experience in teaching students formally in my home country (but my friends always filled me in with their teaching adventures), I set foot at Kuraburi Chaipattana on Monday, 15th January 2018, just 24 hours after turning twenty-six years old. I was attached […]

My first homestay experience

Last week I had the opportunity to come along on one of the tours of Andaman Discoveries. A family of three from Canada had booked the Moken immersion tour for 3 days and two nights so I joined Noon and the family on this trip. I am so thankful that I was able to join them and experience a homestay for the first time in my life. Moken Immersion The tour we went on is called “Moken immersion” and takes you […]

Meet our new intern!

Hello everyone! Last month I joined the AD team. With this blog post I would like to introduce myself.

Volunteer Impact

Over the last six months Andaman Discoveries has seen a total of 13 volunteers at our 6 projects. Volunteer project coordinators continue to show their enthusiasm to host volunteers as the schools do not have the financial means to hire a western speaking teacher. They often times comment that the student’s English comprehension is extremely low, especially with conservation and contextual understanding. This makes the students often times shy and they have low confidence when trying to speak English. Volunteers […]

Chak Phra Festival in Kuraburi

    The government sector, Local communities and Temples are working together to organize the annual Chak Phra festival on October 28 – 30, 2015 to carry on and preserve the traditions of the southerners and to promote Kuraburi’s traditional tourism. The Chak Phra tradition is a local ceremony of the southerners. It is a tradition where people celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent which is at the start of the 11th lunar month. The Chak Phra tradition is a […]

Volunteer experiences!

Don’t dream your life.……Live your dreams! Hans & Shahide We are a couple and we live in Holland. For a long time we had the urge to go abroad for a volunteer project. This is the first time we could realize this cherished wish.  For 8 weeks we were at the Tung rak School in the south of Thailand. We prepared our trip with the local organisation Pure! and Andaman Discoveries in Thailand, Kuraburi. The need for the project was to […]

Ban Talae Nok Homestay Experiences!

For my family and I the thought of staying in a stranger’s house, in a foreign country, with the inability to speak the language was a scary prospect. However our experience in the village was one that we will remember for the care and kindness of the village people. We were met with open arms and throughout our needs were catered for. Our host was extremely generous in letting us share her home and was very open towards us.   […]