Not all those who wander are lost

Two rehabilitation counselor students doing an internship at school teaching Balinese children.

Author Archives: Essi Kimonen

Take me back to Bali..!

When I left abroad, I had no idea how fast four months can go. I remember the day when we had a flight from Thailand to Bali and we were so excited. All I could think was that I AM REALLY GOING BALI NOW. I didn’t have any clue how many new, amazing people I’m […]

What have I learnt?

– It’s all about planning. You really just can’t go to teach anyone without any plans. It just doesn’t work like that. It’s good if you have also a plan B and sometimes you also need to have a plan C. For example yesterday I had planned for the end of the lesson a very […]

So happy.

Because we are living in the same homestay than all the other volunteers, we’ve got loads of new friends. Almost every week there’s a new volunteer(s) coming and at the same time also someone is leaving. Some volunteers are here only for two or three weeks (I think that it’s way too short time to […]


What does it costs to do a practical training in Ubud, Bali ? I think that the next ones are compulsory costs. I don’t know if I wanna write this because then I really realize it’s gonna be so much money 😀 But let’s try.. – Flights about 870 euros. (We flew from Helsinki to […]

Living in Ubud

We are living in homestay in the center of Ubud. All the other volunteers are living also in the same homestay (or in the homestay that is next to our place). Now we have here nine volunteers in our homestay and four in the other homestay. I think that it’s nice that we are all […]

Quotes from my diary

We need to report about our lessons in our “diaries.” We need to write there that what we have done in the lessons, if we have played a game, we need to write what game we played, we need to write what kind of exercises we’ve done there etc. We are writing the diaries of […]

My classes (Essi)

I haven’t written here in a long time but now it’s time to start to write this blog again. We’ve been working here in Bali now almost for four weeks and I think that finally we know that what we are doing! The beginning of our practical training has been really much about getting to […]

Last time I wrote before we were leaving and here we are now, in Asia. First we went to Thailand for two weeks and there are no words to describe our trip there. We were two nights in Bangkok, which was reeeeally big city. My friend is studying there now so it was easy for […]

Ready to go ?

I’m not sure if I have ever been this excited earlier in my life. The day after tomorrow we will start our (hopefully) amazing trip to Asia!! We’ve been planning our practical training abroad about a year now and expended maaaany hours on searching for the place to go. Our criteria for our practical training place were: – […]