My family moved to Thailand in 2001, flying out of Seattle the day before the attacks on the World Trade Center. We lived in a city called Rayong, located four hours south east of Thailand’s capital Bangkok.My dad helped pastor a local church and my mom helped with the ministry and took care of us, the kids.
There was no other farang, foreigner, for half an hour in any direction. After about six months or so of home schooling my parents decided I needed more social interaction and so I began to go to a British international school, about forty-five minutes away.
At school I was exposed to numerous cultures, opening my eyes to a world beyond my own. The relationships at school could best be described as family, every one was close. In my experience, adversity brings out the best in most people.
British international schools are not like those in the USA. They are the legacy of...
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