10 Years Ago, Part 7: First Songkran

This is the sixth of a series of photographic blogs highlighting my last days in the U.S.A. and my first full year as an expat in southern Thailand. My girlfriend-soon to be fiancé-later to be ex-wife at the time was from the north of Thailand and shared her birthday with one of the grandest of the nation’s holidays, that of the Thai New Year or … Continue reading 10 Years Ago, Part 7: First Songkran

10 Years Ago, Part 6: First Thai House

This is the sixth of a series of photographic blogs highlighting my last days in the U.S.A. and my first full year as an expat in southern Thailand.

Now that I was a full-time expat in the Land of Smiles, the time came to find a home to live in rather than the dingy but cheap Thai motel in the center of the island.  It was important that we have someplace by the Thai New Year (Songkran) holiday on 13 April as this also happened to be my girlfriend’s birthday and she was planning a huge party. 

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10 Years Ago, Part 5: USA To Thailand

This is the fifth of a series of photographic blogs highlighting my last days in the U.S.A. and my first full year as an expat in southern Thailand. Ten years ago – on 5th April 2006 – I left U.S. soil for the last time to date.  However, I have very little recollection of the journey.  Seeing how I had been in Kansas City for … Continue reading 10 Years Ago, Part 5: USA To Thailand

10 Years Ago, Part 4: Louisburg & Lawrence

This is the third of a series of photographic blogs highlighting my last days in the U.S.A. and my first full year as an expat in southern Thailand. The 3rd and 4th of April continued my “photo tour” of places I loved as a kid living in the Midwest.  My sister took me out to the Louisburg Cider Mill.  Interestingly, the land surrounding this spot … Continue reading 10 Years Ago, Part 4: Louisburg & Lawrence

10 Years Ago, Part 3: Kansas City

This is the second of a series of photographic blogs highlighting my last days in the U.S.A. and my first full year as an expat in southern Thailand. On 2 April 2006, my dad and I spent the day exploring Kansas City, Missouri, so I could take photos that I thought I would show my friends and students in Thailand.  We started out in the … Continue reading 10 Years Ago, Part 3: Kansas City