Last week I posted on Thursday about how I was going to be going down to Bangkok to pick up new volunteers, well I did just that and took a few photos to show you what each volunteers first weekend will be like with Starfish Volunteers, and also what it involves for me.
For volunteers their time starts when they board the plane, for me it starts when I get my volunteer pick up emails and then my trip down to Bangkok. It was really strange to have to force myself to take pictures along the way as I am now so used to seeing the journey down to Bangkok. But I did make an effort and so this will be my picture essay about what the volunteers first weekend involves for me 😀
Pre departure Goy Djab from Gois!!
Beginnings of my 7 hour bus journey 😀
Straight from the bus to a motorbike to get my first volunteers
My most visited BTS Station; Phaya Thai
This building always makes me think of sponge cake with jam layers 🙂
Trying not to fall asleep on the BTS
The ever changing skyline out of Bangkok to the airport
My second home at Suvarnbhumi Airport
First volunteers backpacks
Taxi to the famous Khao San Road
On the way to Khao San
Went to buy train tickets but there wern’t any left!!
Wonderfully helpful staff who helped with my train ticket fiasco
Managed to get some bus tickets sorted!
Waiting for another member of staff called Moon, to get some money to pick up the volunteers
Another motorbike journey
Hello again Phaya Thai station!
Even in Bangkok there is still jungle 🙂
Met this cute boy on the BTS
Suvarnabhumi Airport; again……………………….
Second trip down to the volunteer hotels
So many stairs climbed this weekend!
Finally get a chance to sit down and watch some AFL!
Reminder notes for my volunteers
A bit of Pokemon before bed I think
I definitely don’t want to get out of bed this morning
Ate SO much breakfast!!
On the way to the Grand Palace for the Bangkok Tour
Enjoying the beautiful silk at the Queen Siriket Musem of Textiles
Enjoying some Pokemon whilst waiting for my volunteers
The boat over to Wat Arun; this man is enjoying his paper
Turns out Wat Arun is having some gardening work done 🙂
Wat Pho is one of my favourite temples in Bangkok
Got to drive up front with the Tuk Tuk driver; WIN
On the way back to the hotel, and then BACK to the airport again!
Oh hello stairs, why do I have to be on the third floor!
Crazy busy on the BTS today!!
Driving back in the dark is always nice in Bangkok
Finally on the bus back to Surin 🙂
Finally back at home!!!!
Playing even more Pokemon before bed 😀
So hopefully you guys liked this post, it is the first attempt at a picture essay; probably not a very good attempt but still…………. I tried right? 🙂 I didn’t want to take pictures of everything that volunteers see whilst on the tour as I think that that would give everything and wouldn’t leave anything for volunteers to experience on their own. Plus I also forgot to take a lot of photos that I had
If you want to know in better detail what you will be doing on the Bangkok tour or to book yourself onto a project then please take a look at the Starfish Website and the Starfish – Volunteer Thailand Facebook page.
Build. Protect.Teach. Care. – The Starfish Motto