Tag Archives: Thailand

2016 Entry 3: Weather or Not….. Of Cats and Dogs and Elephants and Pigs

    One morning not long after I arrived in Thailand, I walked out of my hotel to a bit of a shock. Although this is the cool season and temperatures should range from the mid- 70’s to the low … Continue reading

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2016 Entry 1: Bangkok, Thailand: The Arrival

    I always look forward to my trips with such anticipation. There are always new people and things encountered, places yet discovered, and situations that arise that test your timber. I constantly find new words to learn in Thai … Continue reading

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2014: Thailand 1: Pre-Election

My plane arrived at 11:00 pm in an uncertain city. My taxi driver, a woman (unheard of years ago) and I give each other a little language lesson for “detour” (ahm). As in, “There is a detour because of the … Continue reading

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2012- Entry 3: Answered Prayers

I am nearly finished my time in the North, and as usual, time flies so quickly. I am on the bus from Chieng Mai to Lampang heading through the mountains. I recall taking this trip in 1974. At the time, … Continue reading

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2012- Entry 2: Peace Corps Thailand 50th Anniversary

Have been having a very busy time of it the past 10 days. I cannot believe that I have only a few more weeks left here! The Peace Corps 50th Anniversary in Thailand celebration has now come and gone. On … Continue reading

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2012- Entry 1: The Peace Corps Reunion, Bangkok

5:30 am I’m sitting here on my balcony of the hotel looking south down the Chao Phaya River that courses through the city on its way to the Gulf of Thailand. The traffic on the Khrung Ton Bridge 10-stories below … Continue reading

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2011- Entry 4: Meaningful Things

I really can’t believe that I have been back from Malaysia for two weeks already. I have largely been in Bangkok just relaxing and visiting friends. I always feel “guilty” that I am not filling up my time doing “meaningful … Continue reading

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