Edgar, You asked: >I am curious as to why Thailand though? Are you working there or retired?
It's a long and winding road. I happen to be on the Thailand section of the road now. I came here about 6 or 7 years ago on a consulting engagement. At that time I was living on a sailboat near Mobile, Alabama and was thinking about sailing leisurely down through the Caribbean for a couple years and eventually relocating in Brazil. I'd worked in Brazil in the past and liked it a lot. While working in Bangkok I made several trips to Koh Samui (an island off the extreme southeastern tip of Thailand in the Gulf of Siam) to a friend-of-a-friend's small beach resort located there. I liked Koh Samui a lot so after my consulting engagement I decided to live there for 6 months or so to give it a try. I did, and found I liked it a lot (I tend to like everywhere I live a lot), so arranged to dispose of my boat and relocated to Koh Samui. While living in Koh Samui I met the woman who is now my wife. We were married about 5 years ago. Soon after we married we moved from Koh Samui to mountains in the northeastern part of Thailand, where my wife was from originally. We now live there. I describe myself 'semi-retired'. I still do some consulting. I like to work about 4 to 6 months a year. I work mainly in Southeast Asia, India and Australia, but will go wherever I find an interesting opportunity. You can find more out about me at my personal website www.billsmart.com and my business website www.billsmart.com/bsc. ...Bill! ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/