Global High School Travel Journal

Below are a collection of travel journal entries from the program managers and activity coordinators about the students personal and experiential education and travels.

One semester down, one more to go.

One semester down, one more to go. After a long weekend of studying and finalizing final assignments, students wrote their course exams on Wednesday and Thursday morning before our final banquet and flight home. With Thursday's exam complete, some of us returned back...

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Final Stop in Ayutthaya

Final Stop in Ayutthaya We have arrived at our final destination on Term 2: Ayutthaya! With salted tears over our time spent in Ko Lanta, we left our seaside resort on Saturday and arrived in Bangkok that afternoon. Our school then set out in a brigade of private...

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GHS at Sea: Snorkelling the Phi-Phi Islands

Snorkeling the Phi-Phi Islands It was an early morning at sea for our day of cruising the islands of Southern Thailand! After breakfast, we were driven to our pickup location down the beach to board the high-speed boat for our full day on the Andaman Sea. As the...

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Hot Heat: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

Hot Heat: Traditional Thai Cooking Class Fire up the burners and oil up those curry pots – we have some cooking to do! A bunch of us took the trip out to Lanta Cooking school on Tuesday morning for a half-day of learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes. On the...

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Sweet Heat in Ko Lanta

Sweet Heat in Ko Lanta S̄wạs̄dī from the South of Thailand! Before jet-setting over to Krabi on Friday morning, staff and students participated in the Loy Krathong Festival in Chiang Rai. This festival celebrates the full moon in November where Thai locals send...

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Chiang Rai: Bamboo Trekking

Bamboo Trekking Before making our way over to the photogenic islands of Southern Thailand, students and staff went on one more optional trekking adventure into the jungles of Chiang Rai. Our day-long journey began with a tuk-tuk ride to the starting point of our trek...

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White Temple and Trekking: Student Version!

White Temple and Trekking: Student Version! Hello fellow bloggers! Students from our world cultures class have been writing travel journals about their excursions and experiences on Global High School this term. Mathilde took the time to provide you with an update on...

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Chiang Rai: Saving the Elephants

Saving the Elephants Students made their way to Elephant Valley on Saturday for a full day of feeding, working… and dung! Everyone broke into groups of three to learn about the main objectives of the sanctuary before being put to work for the afternoon. Both...

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River Criuse: Arriving in Thailand!

River Cruise: Arriving in Thailand! The time has come to visit our last country in Term 2! We set off in the morning up the Mekong after a heavily anticipated rest in our jungle cabins. Rising early for our 7 AM departure, a hot breakfast was served at the river hotel...

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Mekong River Cruise: Day 1!

River Cruise: Day 1! Hello from the Mekong River! Our first day of cruising to Thailand has commenced with an early morning rise to the port where we embarked on our two-day adventure. Breakfast was served shortly after the boat pulled away from the shores of Luang...

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Luang Prabang: Zipping Through the Weekend

Zipping Through the Weekend Students cycled and zipped through the weekend with endless adventures in Laos. After renting a bunch of bikes, staff and students cycled out to the popular silk neighbourhood of Luang Prabang. We cycled out to the local shops in 20 minutes...

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Luang Prabang: Friendship and Paddles

Friendship and Paddles GHS was invited to participate in a Baci Ceremony this weekend! Before dinner on Friday, staff and students made their way to a local home to participate in a Laotian Baci Ceremony. This ceremony is held for many different occasions throughout...

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Luang Prabang: Trekking the Waterfalls

Trekking the Waterfalls It’s been a busy week of classes and activities on Global High School! Classes have been running full speed ahead as midterms steadily make their way upon us. World cultures sat down to meet with a group of monks on Thursday shortly before our...

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Sabaidee from Laos!

Sabaidee from Laos! We arrived safely in Luang Prabang after a quick flight from Cambodia last night. Luang Prabang is a World Heritage Site that is located among the mountains between the Mekong and Khan Rivers in Laos. After settling into our new hotel, staff and...

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Siem Reap: Experiential Education 101

Experiential Education 101 Students on Global High School have applied all of their learned knowledge to a series of awareness and academic assignments this weekend. Our business and world cultures class went to a village on the outskirts of Siem Reap to film a...

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Passing Time with Crickets and Treats

Passing Time with Crickets and Treats Students have been tasting an array of Cambodian delicacies to freak out the teachers! When students aren’t in class, you can usually find them eating snakes, crickets or tarantulas served on a stick… at this point, I honestly...

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Siem Reap: Monkeys and Temple Tours

Monkeys and Temple Tours It was an early morning as we rose with the crickets at 5:00 am to witness the sunrise over Angkor Wat! With our boxed breakfasts and temple attire ready to go, we split off into two buses and drove to the temple complex. We were dropped off...

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Reaping the Comfort in Cambodia

Reaping the Comfort in Cambodia We have arrived safely at our next destination on term two: Siem Reap! We made the trek on two overnight flights from Beijing to Siem Reap late on Saturday to bask in the palm trees and incredible warmth of Cambodia. Our new hotel is...

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Beijing: Hot Pot and Hutongs!

Hot Pot and Hutongs! It’s been a busy week of cultural adventures both in and out of the classroom! Our world cultures class took a special field trip to an authentic hot pot restaurant on Wednesday during class to fully experience the true essence of Chinese cuisine....

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The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China Students checked off another world wonder on Tuesday with our visit to the Great Wall of China! Rising early, we hopped on a bus and travelled 80km outside the center of Beijing to see the most-visited attraction of the Great Wall. This site is...

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Discovering the Forbidden City

Discovering the Forbidden City A visit to China would be incomplete without visiting the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square! Staff and students made their way to the epicentre of China on Sunday morning to learn about the vast history and recent changes faced by the...

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TERM 2: Nǐ hǎo from Beijing!

Nǐ hǎo from Beijing! Hello and welcome to the start of our adventures in Asia! After what felt like an endless journey into the night from Athens to Beijing, we descended out of the clouds and straight into the capital city of China. When we finally reached the hotel,...

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Term One: Final Reflection

FINAL REFLECTION The time has come to wrap up our first term of the year! Students were busy writing final exams and finalizing work on their ISPs before the final banquet on Wednesday. Grade twelve functions and photography wrote their finals in the morning and...

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Athens and Exams!

Athens and Exams! GHS has reached our final destination and students are preparing for their exams, completing their final ISU projects and still trying to find time to explore this wonderful city. We climbed up to the Lycabettus Hill for a panoramic view of the city...

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We Made it to Athens!

We Made it to Athens! A tired group of GHS students disembarked early, and we do mean early, on Friday morning. After reclaiming the luggage, students climbed on board our coach and headed to the hotel, K29. Breakfast on the rooftop was very welcome and we were...

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