4 Days in Thailand

We arrived in Thailand about 4 days ago. Traveling always requires adjustments: to your schedule, diet, climate, etc. That’s what the past few days have been for us. We spent a very fun 21-hour layover in Japan. Japan is where it’s at. It’s definitely on our list of places to visit again… someday. We eventually reached Blessed Homes (our final destination and home base for the project). It’s a great organization, and very generous for putting up with us for the next two months.

Traveling always requires adjustments.


We arrived in Mae Sot in the middle of a 60-year record heat wave. The temperature reached 106° today and stayed that way for most of the day. That is taking some getting used to. I don’t want to complain too much, though. Yesterday evening was spent with the kids at Blessed Homes: swimming in the river and picking fresh mangos–the best ones I’ve ever eaten.


The kids are great. When we are feeling tired or jet-laggy, their energy helps keep us going. We are excited to get the research and filming part of the project started, but in the meantime, we are enjoying Thailand! It’s important to have a period of time like this to adjust to our new surroundings.

We are setting up meetings with local Karen musicians in the next few days, so we will keep you posted with our progress. Check our our Instagram or Facebook for more cute kids/musicians/Thailand pics.