Hi. This is Allie. Last Monday (actually March 28), I left for Koh Chang with my class for a week. The car ride was very long, probably around 5 hours. When we got to the IDEALS center we had to carry our bags up 211 stairs…… this equaled very tired girl. Then once we got settled, they already had our first game waiting. It was kind of like a treasure hunt through the jungle. We had to look for these slips of paper hanging from trees and write down a letter and number…. We had to do this by relying on a not super accurate hand drawn map. Then once we finished that we had dinner and headed out for a night walk. We had to find our way through the jungle by flashlight and looking for markings on trees. Let’s just say it was pretty hard. When the teachers had finally tired us out to their liking they let us go to bed.
When we heard the knock on our door the next morning at 6:00 am we all felt like we just arrived at Koh Chang. We didn't want to go but all of us were missing our families so that made it easier. Overall is was a really good trip, I just wanted a real meal for once, the whole time I pretty much ate cup noodles, chips and sometimes the meals at the center but the food they offered looked like it came from a 5 year olds play kitchen. I was glad though that I didn’t get hurt and the only things I left behind were my phone and camera charger. I got them back. It was a great trip and if I could do it over again I would, it was a blast!