Letter Three from Thailand

Sawadee ka! And Happy Holidays! The trip is over. I’m finishing this letter from a cozy chair by the fire at my Aunt Donna and Uncle Jim’s house in Minneapolis. I went from 91 degrees in Chiang Mai through 20-plus hours of airports and airplanes to Minnesota, where the snow is falling, and Aunt Donna …

Letter Two from Thailand

Sawadee ka! Greetings from Pai, a little mountain village that has become hippie/tourist central. It’s a gorgeous location, and I can certainly understand why people are attracted to Pai. We’re in the foothills of the Himalayas – rice paddies and little farms surrounded by sweeping vistas of mountains. And that has drawn in the ‘creative’ …