Greetings from Khon Kaen!
Today was a great way to wrap up the weekend with a trip to the Ubol Rat Dam and temple in Khon Kaen province. The students conquered the heat by making the long climb to the top of the temple to witness nuns chanting and serene views of the reservoir. After a quick break and some awesome pictures, we headed to a Thai cooking class to learn how to make tom yum! Broken into teams, the students competed to see who could make the best tom yum, judged by our local Thai staff. Congratulations to Jackie, Angie, Sean, and Rhyan on your win!
Check out some pictures of the day below:
Our students at the base of the temple!
Taking in the views of the reservoir, thanks for the photo bomb Luca!
Around the reservoir, there are spirit houses which people stop and pay respect to or honk their horns to as they drive by.
Jackie catching some air half way up the stairway to enlightenment.
Taking in the large Buddha statue at the top of the staircase.
View from the top!
Our brave students, sweaty and tired, but they did it!
Thai cooking class in Khon Kaen city with Ajaan Nid Noi, Ajaan Jeab, Ajaan Joong, and Ajaan John.
All the essentials for Tom Yum- ginger, cilantro, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, peppers, lime, greens, chicken, and some fish sauce.
Students take a minute to watch the demonstration before trying on their own.
Shree and Dziyana talk strategy for their own Tom Yum creation.
The competition was fierce, but here are our winners of the Tom Yum challenge- Jackie, Angie, Sean, and Rhyan!
This week we are getting ready for our first trip to the village and we can't wait to share that with you!