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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 […]

New CBT Program on Koh Phratong!

The AD team is happy to announce the beginning of a new community program with the Ta Pae Yoi Village Group on Koh Phratong! Ta Pae Yoi is located on the east side of Koh Phratong, surrounded by a lush mangrove conservation area and a beautiful view of the mainland forested mountains. The livelihood of this small Buddhist Thai village is mainly fishing, and the locals are excited to incorporate a CBT program into their community. This October the TPY […]