Author: houckerica

  • Final Reflection

    Final Reflection By: Erica Houck Reflecting back on the past three weeks I find myself wishing to help more. I believe that we all contributed from day one; from fundraising and raising money, to giving a donation to the AIDs hospice and other villages in Thailand. Although we gave a great contribution to multiple organizations, […]

  • Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Thailand

    Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Thailand By: Libby O’Reilly As I sit on a China Air 747 coming home from Thailand reflecting on our trip, there are so many things I wish I knew before the trip that could have even further enhanced my experience. So this is for all the future Westminster […]

  • Thai Massage

    Thai Massage By Erica Houck and Libby O’ Reilly “A system of massage and assisted stretching developed in Thailand and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China and Southeast Asia.” Thai massage is referred to in Thai as: nuat phaen thai (Thai style massage), nuat phaen borane (ancient-style massage) or simply nuat Thai […]

  • Phanom-Rung

    By: Lara Gallacher & Erica Houck Why is it an important place to visit? Khmer refers to an ancient kingdom in Southeastern Asia which, was in it’s highest power during the 11th century. Phanom-Rung is one of the most beautiful and important of the Khmer historic areas in the country of Thailand. It may have […]