Category Archive: Thailand

The Long Journey Home: And Then I Got Dengue Fever

Dengue fever sucks. I’ll start with that. It’s especially terrible if you have to tackle 22-hours of air travel on the day that it hits you. Seriously, ick. If you’re anything like me, you may have stumbled upon this post during a Google search for, “Will I die from dengue fever?” Well, you are in …

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The Long Journey Home: A Dramatic Arrival

The moment had finally arrived—after 22 hours in transit, I approached the “Live Animals” baggage office at SFO to claim my Thai dog, Lady. I had worried about her constantly throughout the flight from Phuket to Seoul, 5-hour layover, and final 10-hour haul to California. As I turned the handle, an airline worker backed out …

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The Long Journey Home: Leaving Lanta Animal Welfare

When you travel slowly, you allow places to become a part of you, to take a hold of your heart and provide you with a new perspective. Koh Lanta has been that place for me and yesterday I said goodbye: goodbye to the loving animals at Lanta Animal Welfare, the dedicated volunteers who make the …

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Photo Focus – Two Legged Wonder

Your eyes do not deceive you—that is a two-legged dog walking without assistance. And not only does he walk but he also trots and runs, full-out. It’s amazing. This is Bruce. He belongs to the Lanta Animal Welfare General Manager (Matt) and Marketing/Adoption Coordinator (Lindsay). He was found in a plastic bag in Bangkok, both …

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Farang Tattoos: Get one while it’s hot!

First thing is first—you may be wondering, what is a farang? Do you eat it? Does it smell weird? Well, I’m a farang. And if you’ve ever visited Thailand, then you’ve been one as well. In a general sense, a farang is a foreigner visiting Thailand. While volunteering in the rural northeast, the locals would …

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LAW Adoptable Animal: Lila Bean the Cuddle Machine

This is Lila, a corgi mix and volunteer favorite at Lanta Animal Welfare. She has the cutest bouncy butt in town and loves nothing more than a cool spot to lounge while receiving a belly rub. You can see proof of this in the video below. Lila once called a nearby beach restaurant “home,” but …

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