Greetings from Ayutthaya!
Last Wednesday, we took a large speed boat to a group of exotic islands made famous by the film industry, travel photographers and bloggers. We dipped into warm aqua lagoons and turquoise coves. There was snorkelling in three different locations and we also visited Koh Ngai and Koh Rok Islands. When we arrived at Monkey Bay, it was prudent to leave our personal belongings on the boat as the island monkeys are prone to opening backpacks and snaffling food.
Our last snorkelling swim was at Shark Point, but alas, much to the chagrin of our students, we did not encounter any reef or black tip sharks. What we saw instead was an array of colourful fish, swimming peacefully alongside us. The final boat excursion that afternoon was to Phi Island, a favourite of backpackers and honeymooners and the site for the infamous full moon parties.
By the end of the week it was time to bid farewell to the beach and sunsets of Ko Lanta, our stunning tropical island. We were packed and ready to fly to Bangkok, the last destination on our 8 week journey. On Saturday, we landed in Thailand’s capital and were shuttled two hours north to the country’s original capital city, Ayutthaya. Before long, we settled into our GHS routine.
Since our weekend arrival, students have been hard at work completing their final assignments, presentations and ISPs. We are now in exam mode. As students study well into the night for their final exams, our time here in Thailand is drawing to an end. It has been an incredible journey and one that I hope will be etched in everyone’s minds for years to come. Our first exam is Wednesday. Our second exam is the next day, after which we will celebrate our last time together with a banquet in the Orchid Room.
Be sure to check out Vidigami for photos and videos of your child at work and at play. Wishing all of our students the best of luck on their upcoming exams!
Head of School