Friday, December 12, 2014

Moving to Thailand with small children

This past October, my family and I have moved across the world to teach English in Thailand. I like to research things before I dive into it. I did as much research as I could but unfortunately I was not able to find as much information as I would liked to have. I am going to write about my adventures in Thailand with my family. I have my two daughters and my husband with me. We all love it so far and are super excited to share our wonderful experiences with you. I do not live in a tourist area. I live up in the Isaan area in Thailand. It is surrounded by country, rice fields, and sugar cane fields. The people are very friendly and live up to the land of smiles name. From New Mexico to Thailand, moving 9 suitcases with 2 kids is quite the challenge. The plane ride was a beast. I had a migraine headache the whole time with an intoxicated guy trying to swoon the flight attendants. Try to sleep as much as you can on the plane. Too much sleep is better than not enough. First stop, Bangkok. Orientation with my new job, Media Kids. Media Kids hired me and put me with a school to work with. They typically hire for schools that are not in hot tourist spots. I personally was not thrilled with Bangkok but then again we were not in a tourist area of the city. We stayed at the Suda Palace hotel which was not that great. It was pretty much yuck to my standards. I like the Hampton Inn, Springhill Suites, or the Drury Inn. This was pretty much like the Motel 6. It looks beautiful on the outside and I'm sure it was grand in its day but not this day and age. We went to Central World mall in Bangkok which was about a 30 minute cab ride from the hotel. The cab ride was about 100 baht. That's about 3 dollars. The mall was great! It had a toys r us and lots of western stores and food, including cold stone creamery. We ate dairy queen. Cold Stone was normal American prices where Dairy Queen was 15 baht for a cone. You know your in Thailand when Ronald McDonald Wai's you.