Archive for Category: "Thailand"
Throughout my 20s, I traveled with friends on adventures throughout Europe and the Caribbean. We hopped on and off trains, stayed in squalid hostels, and partied with the locals, hoping to find our dream men. I viewed travel as a vacation from my job, graduate school, and the stressors of real life.
On Control Top TV, University of Maryland graduate Mandi Schmitt reports from Thailand on becoming a certified scuba diver, lantern festivals that look like meteor showers, and her love of Asian culture!
I think it’s fair to say that a bad haircut is every girl’s fear. Ask any of my friends… there have only been a few times when I’ve gotten my haircut and haven’t cried about it. It’s always a little too short or not short enough–or I was given bangs… I am very attached to my curly mane
I finally lost my mind after five months in Wang Chan. It happened in the back of a big white mini-van in the Lamthong Mall parking garage, and while I can’t pinpoint whether it was the wasted gas from the idling engine or the lack of sleep I’d gotten the night before that pushed me over the edge, I know that the real reason was something bigger
Every day I am reminded how lucky I am to be a native English speaker. English is the world’s second language; it’s universal. I can travel to almost any country and will be able to get by, to some extent, with English. I often take this for granted; in America, you don’t think twice about the language that you speak because everyone around you also speaks it.