4 seasons in one month
Think Bigger Volunteering in Thailand Episode 1
Agata Klijewska A Polish volunteer who participated the activities in Thailand for 6 months in Think Bigger project from 1 October 2019 - 1 April 2020
Do you know that second spring this year started on Oct 1st? If not, keep reading the story!
Summer came along with higher temperatures, greater delights and new, wonderful experiences. In the second week, I visited a local farm, organic market, amazing Ko Yo island with its Folklore Museum but the highlight of that season was... making coconut oil! The opportunity to prepare this product by myself was an unforgettable experience that I will remember for a looooong time. If you also want to learn how to scratch a coconut, visit the VSA youtube channel: How to make Coconut Oil (Home Made)
In the middle of the month there was a solstice. With the end of an important Buddhist Event - Buddhist Lent the autumn began.
After the procession, the local festival begins. There is a large market with food, competitions are organized, e.g. for the largest number of wrapped rice purses or boxing on a stake set up in the river. Attending such an important festival was a great distinction for me.
As expected, the rain came. And with the rain - my so-called winter. In the fourth week I had the opportunity to give a presentation about Poland for students of Economics at Thaksin University. I also met their lecturer, Professor of Economics and I spent almost the whole day with them, talking not only about Poland but also exchanging insights about the similarities and differences of our cultures, habits and everyday life. Additionally, it was a good chance for me to see what a day at a Thai university looks like. I am very happy that my winter began with meeting such amazing people at 30 degrees Celsius.