I have mentioned here in Cyrsti's Condo the year I spent in northern Thailand close to the Laotian border -back in the Vietnam non war days. I do get a chuckle when I tell someone I lived in Thailand for a year and they start asking SRS questions. If you weren't careful you could be a candidate for SRS and much more!
I was lucky. My occasional brush with danger during my AFTN days was when I had to drive the unit truck on Thai roads. Forgetting I was navigating on the opposite side of the highway where the only rule was survival of the biggest could be dangerous.
So during my stay in Thailand, I was able to learn first hand the mix of Thai and Laotion culture. I found the people to be accepting and friendly of us and I loved the culture and religion. (For you trans vets, I had separate rations and lived off base.)
So when I'm able to find a bit of a different look at the transgender culture in Thailand, I can't wait to pass it along to you.
This YouTube international trailer is from a film called "It Gets Better":
While I am on the subject of countries half way around the world from me, I received an email from a follower in Sri Lanka who wrote a piece about the blog. As soon as one of us can get it translated from Sinhalese I will pass it along. In the meantime, take a quick peak here to see a beautiful example of how the word Sinhala looks.