Reflections on Thailand by Kari Lawrence

I can’t believe that I have already been back in the states for a whole week! Its back to real life! I’ve been trying to get adjusted to being in school again, searching for a part-time job, and trying to get used to this freezing weather!

I had a blast in Thailand and learned so much I’m having trouble explaining to everyone everything I experienced. I feel like before I left for Thailand I heard stories about peoples’ experiences and thought I had a pretty good idea of what Thailand was all about. I couldn’t have been more wrong. There is so much more to Thailand than those who have been there are able to retell. And I am starting to feel that way when people ask me. I am just not able to describe in detail all of the amazing things we experienced,unless of course they are willing to sit down for at least 5 hours, but even then that wouldn’t be enough. I am so glad that I went on this trip and had to opportunity to experience a culture completely different than our own. There is so much more out there besides what we experience in the U.S. and I believe it is important to take any opportunity you can to travel and see what is out there!

I am so grateful that I had this opportunity and I feel like Thailand has really opened up my eyes to a lot of things. After being back I realize that I have a new appreciation for everything that I have here at home. I don’t think that I would have been able to realize this appreciation if I had not traveled to Thailand. It’s amazing what only 3 weeks in another country can do to your outlook on life!

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