You saw them go to Thailand 2013-style, now let’s go back in time and see them on their honeymoon in Greece in 1982.
I recently realized I had never in my life seen my parents’ pictures from their time in Greece. I asked my dad about it, so tonight he went down into the basement and dug up a dusty album of THE BEST PHOTOS EVER.
OH MY GOD.
Okay a) I’m having a serious Midnight-in-Paris moment: why is everything in the past so much better than is it now? Why can’t we travel like people did in 1982 - with film cameras and binoculars? With no cellphones?? How romantic everything looks. How happy and relaxed they must have been in those simpler times. Oh, nostalgia!
and b) These photos are proof that parents are the original hipsters.
I’ll say no more. The photos more or less speak for themselves.
I’m originally from Atlanta, GA, USA, but I currently teach fifth-grade English at a private school in a suburb just outside of Bangkok. Before this, I studied Psychology at the University of Georgia in the small but wonderful college town of Athens, GA. The college town experiment proved successful; I involved myself in an assortment of activities including, but not limited to, making friends out of eight capuchin monkeys, starting a reusable grocery bag campaign, and singing in the African American Choral Ensemble. Some time during my second year, I contracted the travel bug. Off I went, to live as an exchange student in Sydney, Australia for five months – five mind-blowing, world-rocking months! – after which I returned to the monkeys and the singing and the conveniences of American life, knowing all along that there were many more adventures to be had! Here I am, on my own, living, learning, and blogging in Thailand.