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Youth guide training at Ta Pae Yoi School

The palms were swaying and the water of the inner Andaman sea was churning under a strong wind as 33 students from Kiet Pra Cha school in Tapaeyoi village assembled in the cool morning air for a day-long “Young Guides of Koh PhraTong” training.  Students’ ages covered a wide range, and English skills and knowledge of the island’s ecology were similarly disparate, but all students brought with them an interest in their island home, bolstered by that playful, bubbly energy inherent in […]

Village Meeting in Tae Pae Yoi

Last Sunday morning the Andaman Discoveries staff and I took a boat ride to the island of Koh Phra Thong for a village meeting in Ta Pae Yoi. I don’t know if this is normal practice, but it was really nice to see the village head personally come with us to take us to the island on his boat. For me this showed how committed and enthusiastic he is to making the community based tourism (CBT) programs in Ta Pae […]

Family Homestay Testimonial

We send a thank you to the Danish Family who came through in July and sent us this lovely testimonial! Homestay in Tae Pai Yoi We arrived in Kuraburi late Thursday evening the 11 th of July. We received a friendly and welcoming letter from our guide/translator who should follow us to the homestay in Koh Phratong. The next morning Andaman Discoveries gave us a introduction in the office to our next 3 days, and we were all exited and […]

A day out on Koh Phra Thong

Saturday morning P’Nat and I took an early boat out to Koh Phra Thong Island. We arrived in Ta Pae Yoi Village, where excited kids were already waiting for us, and ready to have a nice day out on the island. Today we’re going to take the Thai and Moken kids out to the ‘savannah’ on the island, and teach them a bit more about local resources on the island. We call this area a ‘savannah’ as the area has […]