We all do it. We make expectations for how we want certain things to turn out, on a small and large scale. Well, I’m no different. I had high expectations for my adventures abroad in Southeast Asia from the day I got accepted to Thammasat University. Here’s why I think it ultimately hindered my experience – and why we should all let go of expectations and appreciate the journey for everything that it is.
Follow Your Heart
This past weekend I competed in the 7.5 km Singha Obstacle Run VI in Phetchaburi, Thailand. It started out as a weekend of doubts but soon turned into a weekend of fulfillment and accomplishment.
A New Year for Thais and Tiffany
This past week was full of celebrations for the community of Thailand and myself. The Thai New Year, also known as the Songkran festival, was April 13-15. My personal celebration was my first birthday outside of the US.
A Mountain On Fire
This past weekend some friends and I went up to Chiang Dao National Park in Northern Thailand in hopes of hiking Thailand’s third tallest peak, Doi Luang Chiang Dao. It turned out that a weekend for hiking would become a weekend gone biking.
On My Own, But Never Alone
I’ve read multiple blogs about how traveling alone can be a dangerous thing for women, but not just because of the scares that we’re all aware of, but because of the independent woman that it will change her into. And they were right, traveling alone has changed me forever.
A Piece of Pai
Northern Thailand is such a beautiful place with lots of mountains, trees and fresh air. I fell in love with the little hippie town known as Pai. It’s pronounced like “pie,” unless you’re speaking to a Thai person then it is pronounced like “bye” because they pronounce their P’s like Americans pronounce our B’s.
The Land of Smiles
Sa wat dii kha!
My name is Tiffany Geer and I am currently a fourth year student at San Diego State University. I played on our Division I womens soccer team for the past four seasons and have decided to celebrate the ending of my collegiate career by studying abroad at Thammasat University (TU) in Bangkok, Thailand this Spring semester!
Why are Californians Afraid of Rain?
I recently stumbled upon an article where a 30-year-old man wrote some advice for his 20-year-old self. Within the article, he continuously stressed how important it is for his younger self to travel. I thought back to when I was debating whether or not studying abroad was something I would be able to do in my college career and I realized how close I was to dismissing the opportunity.
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Do You Sell French Fries?
Hello everyone! In this week’s vlog, I talk about culture shock in Thailand and a few things I noticed that are different than the culture in the United States. Continue reading “Do You Sell French Fries?”
How to Get Stoked for Going Abroad
This post will be all about how to get excited, stoked, amped or whatever it is you want to feel before going abroad!
First, I have some recommendations on movies to watch to help feed your inner wanderlust and help you get a taste of the emotions experienced while traveling around the world.