Luckily, I was still in Bangkok when the tsunami hit the southern part of Thailand. I’m glad I didn’t decide to travel to Ko Sukorn earlier than I am planning. At least, I hope they didn’t get hit hard, but I do fear the worst and may have to change my plans. Sukorn is not that far from Phuket, which was hammered, according to the news. What a tragedy for the marvelous, friendly people of Thailand and for the people of the other countries that were hit. My heart and prayers go out to them. Of course, all the local newspapers have huge headlines reporting the disaster. I hope the Thai government gives swift aid to the people down south.

Today, in a few hours, I fly to Udon Thani and then take a bus tomorrow to Nong Khai, there to spend about a week at Mut Mee Guesthouse. Hopefully, we’ll be spared any natural disasters! More later.