When being 7,454 miles from home hurts September 11th 2010 My grandpa died on Wednesday. He died peacefully in his home in a suburb of Boston. I wasn't there. I was in my apartment in Bangkok; some 8000 miles away from him.
Months ago I got word he was sick again. We had no real guesses of how much longer he had. I weighed my options. Should I fly to Boston to see him once more? Should I continue traveling? Should I head to Boston when things seem to b ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
I live for new experiences, which has taken me on quite the journey over the past four years.
Bob and I attended college together in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where we both grew up. After graduation we dabbled in the real estate world, but it was poor timing. Wanting to try something new we moved to Yangzhou, China to teach English. We accepted teaching positions, packed and left the world we knew all within a month. We quickly toured Tokyo and Thailand before moving to rural China.
We returned home for nine months after teaching before we decided we absolutely had to see more of ... full info