Monday, August 25, 2008

Back from the Hospital

So you may have heard that I spent five days in the hospital. I begged my host mom not to take me there but she insisted that I go after suffering from off and on high fever and headaches. When I first checked into the hospital my temperature was at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). I didn't think it was amazingly high but the doctor insisted I stay. What followed was a pretty uneventful next four days except for the occasional awkward moments that are better kept awkwardly untold. I left the hospital on Monday with a lot of drugs for Typhoid and some cell phone pictures attached below.

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Blog

After some pressure from the family i have set up a blog to keep those of you who are interested informed on what I'm doing here in Thailand. The life of an exchange student allows for a lot of "as you can get it" internet usage so I'm not sure how often i will be able to keep you updated. In the past couple of weeks i have been able to stay connected on the internet a fair amount and I hope that it will continue in the future. For those who don't know, I'm spending a year here in Songkhla Thailand (you can check the map below). From what I've heard the population of Songkhla is about 50,000, close to the size of Corvallis. It is a tourist town for other Thais in the south but there is a lack of western tourists here because of the security situation. There is a beach close to my house thats good for swimming and Hat Yai the biggest city in the province is a 45 minute bus ride away. Right now I'm waiting out a storm so I can take a tuk tuk home (see photo below). Well, I hope to keep you updated regularly and you can always check out my photos by following the links on this page.