Part of the joy in traveling is not only seeing new places and having new experiences but learning about the people and their culture. I despise those people who travel and make a concerted effort to avoid contact with the people even if the reality of daily life of the locals is sometimes rather grim. Compassion is part of what makes us human and our capacity for good is born of that trait.
Anywho, while is Thailand last year I took the opportunity to enroll in some cooking courses. Being vegetarian there are some Asian cuisines that offer little that I can eat but Thailand's culinary tradition is one that accommodates vegetarianism with open arms. Before is a photograph of my instructor Noi and her assistant Golf in the background. I think at this point she was teaching us how to make duck egg custards; not my favorite dessert but one that reminds me of my childhood and evokes fond memories of my grandparents.
Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 24-70/f2.8L
24mm, f2.8, 1/100 sec @ 400 ISO