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A study of clouds  Posted on 07/18/2014
I’m in love with the sky here. Reminds me of the American West. The crisp blue, the expansiveness and just the ability to see it after living in the city with tall buildings. When we first moved to Chiang Rai, it was blistering hot,...
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Chiang Rai: First Impressions  Posted on 07/11/2014
I underestimated how much my life would change. Part of this had to do with not knowing how my life would change. Nevertheless, I tried to guess. Originally, I thought my biggest adjustment would be down-shifting from busy Chiang Mai to...
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Wat Chetuphon in Chiang Rai  Posted on 07/06/2014
I don’t know why, but I was surprised this temple wasn’t on the the wiki or wiki-travel list for Chiang Rai. Now, I do realize there are A LOT of temples here and they can’t all possibly listed – it’s just...
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How has Thailand changed you?  Posted on 06/30/2014
My friend M and I were looking at new places to live when she whispered how she didn’t like the bars on windows. Many Thai homes have bars on the windows for security reasons. “Where I’m from, this is a sign of a bad...
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My favorite WordPress.com feature  Posted on 06/28/2014
My favorite WordPress feature is the Random Post option. It’s the equivalent of flipping through a book and landing your finger on a page to find a quote you like or today’s meaning of life. Or closing your eyes and choosing...
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Ode to Summer Colors  Posted on 06/25/2014
Dripping wet red sparkling orange yellow pollen for the bees soft red fragrant orange tantalizing yellow for the girls sweet juicy red supple tender orange happy tasty yellow for the kids   I keep a stack of papers near my...
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In defense of beauty  Posted on 06/19/2014
Does beauty need to be defended? Yeah, well, if those spectacular concrete jungles are any indication of the direction we are heading, then yes, I believe beauty does need to be defended. I like to joke that in another life, I would have...
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Food Addiction: Chiang Rai edition  Posted on 06/06/2014
There’s actually a site called Pictures of Asians Taking Pictures of Food and surprisingly I am not on there – yet. Most of my friends humor me when I take out my draconian Lumix, as I’m not cool enough to have one of...
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What is Chiang Rai Beach?  Posted on 06/04/2014
I had to pee, and well, I was waist-deep in the river, so I decided to go. But this Thai guy kept trying to help me across the river even though I was trying to shoo him away and balance myself against the current – and relax long...
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At The Finish Line: Asian American In Thailand, Part 16  Posted on 05/28/2014
Originally posted on A Holistic Journey:1) How do you define yourself racially or ethnically and why is it important to you? Please tell us about the racial makeup of your family if you were adopted or come from a colorful family. I...
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  • lanivcox
    lanivcox 17 October 2012 14:58:09

    Hey dpcjsr,

    If you go to my blog tellthaiheart.com and go to CATEGORIES => you will see category for Ecuador...here is the link: http://tellthaiheart.com/category/ecuador/

    I wrote about my experiences and they were overall great but ultimately, I didn\'t feel like I fit in. I lived in Cuenca and worked for CEDEI which I highly recommend. Great people.

    Good luck! Spanish is easier for sure, but you cannot get by like you can here w/ English. Practice, practice! And as a male(?) your experiences are sure to be different. It\'s a beautiful country. Cheers.

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