WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
You'll fly into Bangkok on the Saturday or Sunday before your project begins and you will be met at the airport by a local representative. You will then transfer by bus or taxi to your project site for your placement, approximately 140 km north of Bangkok. In Singburi you will be met by local coordinators who will transfer you to the eco-house.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
During the placement you will be staying in one of three eco-houses in Singburi. The rooms are twin shared and all the houses have Western style toilets, while one even has an Asian style toilet! You will have access to cool water showers, which you'll find refreshing in the heat of Thailand! There are communal areas for eating, relaxing and meeting your new friends and there is a local shop within walking distance of most of the houses should you feel the need for any additional treats!
There may also be the opportunity to spend some time in a homestay or at the orphanage itself in order to more effectively carry out the work necessary, although this will not be determined until you are on the placement.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
All food is included during your placement, and you will find it to be typically Thai fare. Thai is one of the world's most exciting cuisines, and if you're willing to experiment, you'll be richly rewarded. Contrary to popular belief, not all Thai food is fiery hot and there are plenty of tasty dishes suited to the Western palate. This hybrid cuisine has been influenced by soups and noodle dishes from China, curries from India and satays from Indonesia. Most dishes incorporate four elements, sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours, and many of the dishes are rice or noodle based.