Often when I travelled in a land whereby I could not speak nor understand the language, instead of intrepidation and fear, I ventured forth knowing that I could use one language – the language from the heart! I have received so much care and concern from strangers who did not know me from Adam but yet chose to embrace me with their benevolence and gifts.  So … what exactly is this language from the heart? It is a language whereby you seek something or ask for help not with malicious intents, without expectations but genuinely wanting to make a connection.  Words may not be needed, appropriate gestures, a smiling face and genuine communication are the keys to the language of the heart.  It’s gratifying how I asked for so little and yet was blessed by much.  I discovered that people do want to help – it’s how we convey our needs.

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My Son – The Perfect Backpacking Buddy!!

Backpacking with son, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Street Food, Markets, Bamboo Huts, Budget Travel, Local buses, songthaews, travel buddy, pad thai, sticky rice with mangoes, scooter in Pai, scooter rental

Wefie – Mommy & Son in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ivan, my second son, will be 20 years old this September 2015.  I decided to take him backpacking to Thailand for 10 days while he was having a break from his studies.  To my utter surprise and absolute delight, he turned out to be the perfect travel buddy and a born backpacker.  Let me tell you why Ivan surpassed my expectations as a compatible travel buddy.

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