Where would you like to travel? Let’s pretend for a moment that the cost, the time off, and the organizing would take care of themselves… Where would you like to go? What would be the location that would be the biggest stretch for you?
I’d like to visit more of Latin America. I speak Spanish. However, I think the place the farthest outside my comfort zone would be Thailand. I don’t speak or read Thai. Since I saw photos as a child of the country formerly known as Siam, its architecture has fascinated me. Surprisingly, we have a Thai Pavilion in our city donated by generous University of Wisconsin Madison Thai alumni group to Olbrich Gardens.
Our child and I went to Thai Fest at Olbrich Gardens two summers ago. We saw a masked dance in the Lakhon-style and Fawn-style Butterfly dancers in elaborate costumes, listened to live musicians, and reveled in the beauty of the pavilion.
Above is a photo of the two Butterfly dancers we watched perform, in Thai called Fawn Marn Gumm Ber. Cultural events are a great way to learn about the traditions of a new place, like the Ballet Folklórico of Mexico I described in an earlier post. I hope to travel to Bankok to see this vibrant and ancient culture in person within the next five years. Now for the savings, vacation time, and organizing parts, which I also like.
What are your travel plans?
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