A Long Road to Peace


It is Monday afternoon, June 8, after I had checked through customs and immigration before taking a peep up to inhale deeply the Thai air and exhale loudly.  It had been more than 24 hours since I last felt the sunshine, which was when I bid Nigeria goodbye at midday on Sunday headed for the 20 hours flight to Bangkok, Thailand, with a three-hour stopover at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

From the airport to my exquisite accommodation at Room 2019 in the CU I House at Chulalongkorn University, it was a beautiful discovery of a new world of high rise buildings, alluring city landscapes, and fast-paced development, typical of the Asian world.  I have my host counselor, retired banker and Past President of the Rotary Club of Bangrak, Sataporn Jinachitra, to thank not only for picking me up at the airport, but also introducing me to my first Thai meal, which…

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