Thailand has been easy travel, mostly. There are a dozen cheap seafood places, casual quayside dining, just outside of our bungalow hotel. The streets are terrible to walk, but you can (probably) flag down the local bus — a semi-covered mini-truck — and if you do, it’ll happily turn into a taxi if you’re going someplace off-route.

The language barrier is real, but somehow easy to forget; there are a lot of foreign tourists…