I Moved!

I moved to a new site!  You can find all of my new blog posts, travel tips, random thoughts, teaching stories, and travel adventures on www.mypleasedpassport.com

I’m excited to announce this move as I’ve worked very hard on my new site.  The layout and design are much easier to understand and it will include more than just my time in Thailand.  I will have past stories from my trips to other places around the world and the future adventures that await.

If you are currently subscribed via email to this blog, you will not be transferred over to the new site.  Please re-subscribe on my new site to stay connected to my life abroad. This website (kaytadamson.wordpress.com) will be turned to private in 2 weeks time.

I appreciate everyone’s support with the beginning stages of my blogging. I can’t wait to see what else I can accomplish in this atmosphere of great writers! Thank you!




My Birthday Weekend in Kanchanaburi

I constantly hear people say, “do it while you can!” or “do it while you’re still young.”  When I started telling people I was moving to Thailand, these were the go-to phrases from some older co-workers and family friends. These statements used to drive me crazy. I never wanted to have the mentality I couldn’t go after a dream because of my age or because my responsibilities were “in the way.” Obviously there’s more to it than just the drive to accomplish something.  Life takes off right before your eyes and you don’t even realize it’s happening. Continue reading

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Hi Everyone! It’s been awhile.  The past few weeks have been busy but not in an adventurous way.  My students are finishing up different subjects randomly and I’m testing and grading worksheets and workbooks far more often than my first few weeks.  Busy is good though!  The past two weekends I’ve stayed in Chachoengsao and relaxed; but, I started to feel like time was slipping away and before you know it, I’d be back home in California wishing I did more while I was in Thailand. So, I planned a quick trip to Ayutthaya for the weekend. Continue reading

Overnight English Camp

It was my first week teaching at a new school and my kids are CRAZY! They have so much energy, so much excitement, and their eagerness to learn is adorable.  I taught in the classroom Monday-Wednesday and was told I needed to chaperone/teach at the overnight English camp for the P1 (1st grade) English Program students Thursday-Friday.
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English Camp

My last two days in Hua Hin have been nothing short of insane!  A mix of good and bad insane.  Our group was hosting an English Language Camp at a local school for two days – Thursday and Friday.  This school does not have a western English teacher; however, they have thai teachers teaching English classes.  Pronunciation is not perfect, so our entire job was to focus on pronunciation… oh and classroom management. These children are WILD!
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Culture Week

This week has been very busy.  I’ve barely had time to sleep!  XploreAsia is giving us Thai language classes and culture/history lessons almost every day.  We’ve taken a Muay Thai class, visited a monk at the Khao Tao Temple, played with dogs at RescuePaws, ate pineapple at a pineapple farm, and fed rescued elephants at the Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, and had a beach BBQ.  Needless to say, I’m exhausted – a good exhausted! Continue reading