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After 4 years in Thailand - Some Thoughts

Four years ago today we stepped off a plane into the warm muggy Chiang Mai heat and began a new chapter in our lives.  
I meant to document more. Tell more stories here. I thought I would fill these pages with descriptions of our days and adventures.

Most of the time I don't know where to begin, who I'm talking to anymore. I can't tell a joke I'm thinking of. No one in the US would get it. I can't tell that story, without a long explanation, because if you haven't been here, you won't understand.
I thought I understood, before we left, what I was getting us all into. I might have had better preparation than most. My husband had been coming here for years. I read the books, did the research, talked to people who lived here.
I didn't understand. Some things can only be gained by experience.
People ask me how they can prepare for culture shock, coming here. "You can't." I tell them. "I wouldn't be a shock that way."


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