If you put the time into making a good lesson, the teaching could be a real hoot. The students were all lovely and fun – if not always hardworking – and (like everyone else) just so curious about this new Farang who’d come to town.
The Isan activities were very fun and a real invaluable window into the lives of average Isan people.
We walked through farms, discussed the uses of different plants, talked with locals and went down the Mekong River on a local fishing boat.
Jack has a real passion for the land and people, and he really managed to get his enthusiasm across.
Jack’s father is so friendly, really a lot of fun. Jack’s mother is so kind and caring, she really made me feel like I was her new son. Not to mention that she is, I’m convinced, the best cook in all of Thailand. And the all the locals were, without exception, very friendly; all smiles and curious to meet this new ‘Farang’ who had come to town.
I really enjoyed my time in Phon Pisai. I’ll always look back on the town and the friends I made fondly, and I’ll be coming back to visit as soon as I can.