I first came to Thailand on holiday in 1999.  It was love at first sight: The people, sights and activities never cease to amaze me. I returned for holiday at least once a year every year until 2012, when I decided I really wanted to try living and working here.  Thankfully, things worked in my favor and I was able to find a great job here in the software/technology industry — an industry I love and have been a part of for many years.

In the nearly 5 years since moving to Bangkok, it’s been an incredible journey of people, experiences, lessons, and self-awareness.  And patience…lots of patience.

When I started this blog, I didn’t really know how my journey would evolve — whether it would be a short duration or a longer term commitment.  I started the blog to capture and share some of my stories and experiences from my travels and life as an American expat, and to have an outlet for my creative-ish writing.  For some of you, it may be entertaining or even helpful if you’re looking to travel to some of the places I’ve been.  For most people it’s probably just another boring travel blog on the internet.  But my mom loves it so that makes it worth it.

— Gary Schroeder

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