Monday, December 30, 2013
Welcome to Thailand
After a long, strenuous flight, I have finally reached Thailand. As I sit on the shuttle back to the hotel, I am filled with anticipation for the many new adventures in the great country of Thailand. I recall hearing about my parent’s experience in Thailand as refugees and the stories of the many Hmong families that now call Thailand there home on my way to the hotel. As a Hmong American, I often wondered about the differences and similarities between Hmong Americans and Hmong Thai, are we more similar that we are different or were we more different than we were similar? With my first night in Thailand steadily coming to an end, I know that my answers lies with the following days.