by FieryTree on March 21, 2013 · 7 comments


Our word for the post is very appropriately one of thanks.

Over three months from the last post, I am safely in Thailand and filled with gratitude.  It’s close to 8am, as I sit in my friend’s breezy kitchen, as she chops unfamiliar vegetables into a pot and my fiance makes coffee. The commotion and closeness to people I cherish leaves a sense of peace.

The months leading up to the move were hectic but so much of it was also spent with loved ones, that I am so grateful. I had many wonderful meals, one-on-one, with friends, full of deep conversations. I’d hope that everyone is also able to share in such great conversations, as if the pending separation lead to a more open sharing of ideas and thoughts. They were truly fantastic!

A dear friend and coworker also hosted a going away party that brought together tons of fantastic people, allowing me to get in all of my final hugs (and some tears) before leaving. All of the prep work put into the party by a wonderful few and the presence of those who came to the party were the perfect send-off.

So now, here we are in Thailand, adjusting to the time change and falling in love with all manner of Thai food. Yesterday, we traveled to the Or Tor Kor Market for our first meal. Our eyes and noses were filled with such wonderful new sights and smells.

TripBangkok - market

Or Tor Kor Market

I also learned that all things familiar to me from the US can not hold a candle to the new delicious flavors to discover, like this amazing salad, filled with complex and delicious spicy flavors:

Kao Yum - filled with many delicious things!

Kao Yum – filled with many delicious things!

So thank you to everyone for their words of safe travel and all of the time spent with me! More updates and new sights to follow!


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1 Krystalle March 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Glad to hear you two made it safely, and that your first day was filled with delights! As someone who has also thought of packing everything up and moving to Thailand, I cannot wait to read all about your ongoing adventures and discoveries as a new expat. I hope this experience is nothing short of amazing and inspiring for the both of you!

Khob-kun-kaa for the post. 🙂


2 FieryTree March 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I’ve actually been debating how to make the most of this experience, so I’ll definitely be posting what I figure out. 🙂
And if you ever want to do a test run over here, let me know!


3 Christina Gallowy March 22, 2013 at 12:03 am

Loved it! One can never be too thankful. Hope you learn to fix that salad.


4 FieryTree March 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm

She says that she will take me to Thai cooking classes so perhaps there is help for me yet! 🙂


5 T.G. Will March 22, 2013 at 12:11 am

Be sure to try the Emperor Scorpions… Aroi mak mak!

(Actually, I haven’t tried them, but I hear they taste like crab meat.)

Sawasdee krub _/\_


6 FieryTree March 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Umm, yeah, we’ll see about insects. Still working up to eating more traditional foods like pork. They are convincing me that being a vegetarian 90% of the time is sufficient.


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