Sengkao had said he would pick me up the next morning at 8.30am. Fortunately, I am accustomed to Lao time and had breakfast and sauntered back to the guesthouse at 9am. I was still waiting for half an hour until he finally arrived. On the way to the project we went to the market for some groceries and I bought a cosy blanket. It was pretty cool at night and dropped to about 15 degrees which felt quite cold after the hot weather of the day. When we arrived at the project there were approximately 12 volunteers in total from France, Australia, Canada, Germany and me from the UK. I was given an induction and a tour of the grounds. It was a nice environment but it seemed as though we were left to it without too much supervision from Sengkao. This was fine but it I had a slight feeling that I had arrived in the film 'The Beach' just without a beach. In the evening I sat in on the English classes to observe and found that whilst the volunteers were trying their best there was no structure to anything and I didn't understand how anyone knew what level or topic to teach. After class I was shown to my bungalow which was fairly basic to say the least. I have stayed in a fair few rustic establishments but to go straight from the luxury of my nice home to that was a bit if a shock. A big spider lived on the toilet and no matter how much water I threw at it it remained there smiling at me until I left. The worst thing about the bungalow was that it was in the middle of a field 700m from the project and there was no one else around. At night I had to find my way with a torch and it was completely dark, I couldn't see a thing. The stars were out of this world but it was pretty scary being so isolated in the dark with just toilet spider and bugs for company. I know that if other people had been around it would have been a lot better and even toilet spider would have seemed amusing.