Somsanid Inthongsai

Mekong & Myanmar Instructor

M.A. Graduate Degree. Saimouane Economy College, Khammouane, Laos: English language study

BBA. Khamsavad college, Khammouane, Laos: Bachelor of Business Administration

Somsanid is inspired by the culture, people, and nature of Laos and this inspiration is the fuel for his work with Dragons.  He has intimate knowledge of all corners of Laos from extensive domestic travel during his youth.  His deep connection with the tropical jungles of his homeland and the wisdom of jungle survival come from his days as a surveyor when he worked in the bush for months at a time.  Later, teaching became his outlet to express his gratitude for nature and culture. Working as a wilderness trekking guide for years, he was able to mentor and guide foreigners through the wild territories of the Laos backcountry.

Somsanid has worked as a Dragons instructor since 2010, and more than 10 courses that he was involved and took lead.  His passion is also to contribute knowledge of Buddhism and meditaion techniques as once he was a monk, he believes that self-reflection is the tool to a better understanding of inner-self, and by sharing these knowledge is like a candle that sharing its fire but without losing its light.

Somsanid is a Southeast Asia and China regional instructor, a great resources for history especially Indochina and Laos. His knowledge of history came from his personal interest in researching a book.  A life story of a young man after the US secret war in Laos.  He hopes that it will be a gift for his country and for the world to recognize what actually happened. Because even today these incidents still remain unknown.

Beside Dragons, he also work as a freelance translator, English teacher and sometimes working with NGOs in Laos as a program liaison, running documents and paper works between the NGOs and the Lao government.

When off the work, Somsanid will either cook or pull out his quitar and sing, sometimes composing a song.