I grew up in the fifties and sixties on a twenty acre piece of land in a very rural area of northern California. My father, a city slicker who moved to the country to marry my mother, was a mechanic. My mother was an artist/special education aid. Our town had a population of five hundred people and we lived two miles outside of town at the end of a long dirt road.
In contrast, three days ago I was in Bangkok, thanks to the travel that my wife's work involves, trading email addresses with a wonderful couple from England. I am enjoying opportunities to explore people, countries and culture that I would never have dreamed of one year ago. More on bangkok later after I review my pictures.