I had finished working on a project in Australia when I decided to head back to Central America for a while. I decided on Guatemala because I had been reading about the laid back lifestyle and wonderful outdoor activities available in the country. I also learned that their Spanish is some of the clearest in Latin America so I figured I could get some language practice in also. I didn’t really have a plan before arriving but as usual, I would figure it out as I went.
Living as a Black Expat in Thailand
I’ve lived and traveled around Asia for many years, and my friends would ask about my experiences living as a Black American in rural Thailand. I hear this often, and it doesn’t bother me when people ask because it’s a legitimate question. Living as a Black American ex-pat in Thailand was a very positive…
There weren’t many things to do in my village when I lived in rural Thailand. I could drive to the mall in Korat or go hangout at Khao Yai National Park but they were hours away from where I lived. However, about once a month, there would be a muay Thai kickboxing match set up at one of the local temples.