Of course, since feet are profane (and the head is sacred) in Thailand's culture, one must take of their shoes before the image of the Buddha. Oh, anthropological theory...Sacred vs. Profane...Emile Durkheim, I miss you all!
Thailand! (泰国) Day 1. April 11th 2011 Thailand is...an incredible place, filled with amazing cultures and people. I had a wonderful time there. I learned so much, not only about other cultures and lifestyles, but about myself.
I spent the first full day in Bangkok wondering around with some French college students I met on the street; we took our time taking in the sights, sounds and smells of local street markets. We then w ... 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
Graduated in 2011, in anthropology, Japanese and Chinese at Kansas State University. I also somewhat study Tibetan. I have a keen interest in Korean, Thai and Yucatec Maya language, dont ask why. :))
I'm constantly in awe of where these small hands have taken me, and of where my feet might be swept off to. And how such powerful everlasting messages of love and life, instilled in these opportunities, present themselves as an enormous gift to such a small frail and mortal body. I now better understand and appreciate the world's people, through my time as an expat overseas.
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