At times it almost seems unjust to write my experiences down in words, as the magic of such moments is indescribable.

The friendship between us and the children grows every day as we all get used to each other. We try to teach them English as best we can which somehow always turns into laughter as they look at us with curious eyes trying to decipher what in the world we could be saying.  

The children are healthier and beautiful and they love to eat! 

I do believe I have had some of the best days of my life with these children. The simple things in life really do count and contributing to their happiness is everything. The head monk decides on a waterfall outing for today. The immense beauty of the surroundings as well as the laughter in the air is so magical.

First of all we all sit down for a meal. I sit with the children and slowly I understand their jokes and I join in the fun. When the food is too spicy for them they make the silliest faces. Next we change into swimming clothes and go for the most refreshing swim in a pool at the bottom of the waterfall. The children love the water!


We then climb the mountain barefoot and stop along the way to visit hermit monks living all alone in secluded areas. The setting is unreal and you somehow understand why they choose to live in such a remote area untouched by mankind. I have never seen anything like it! The children love every minute of the adventure. It is a treat for them as they are never able to go anywhere not within walking distance.