Peeling the onion in Thailand
Several blind men were in a room with a large elephant. "What does the elephant look like?", I ask. One, standing by his tail said, "He looks like a rope."
"No", says the one standing by his trunk, "He looks like a large fire hose."
"I think he looks like a thick tree trunk", says the one standing by a leg.
"No", says the one standing along side of him, "He is a big rough wall"
Thailand is like the elephant. It's many things to many people. One week was only enough to discover what an onion it is (although, come to think of it, while I did see strange and wonderful produce, I don't think I ever saw an onion in Thailand!) I can't wait to return to peel back more layers and learn more about this exotic, gentle, chaotic, gracious, spicy, steamy country.