Experience the magic that is Thailand with Marge Nichols as she shows beautiful photos and relates her adventures on September 25 at 7 pm and Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.
Nichols lived in Thailand for parts of several years among Thai friends and she experienced Thai culture from the inside. She made friends with both Buddhist and Muslim people, and stayed in their homes. From the Royal Palace in Bangkok to a Sea Gypsy village in the Andaman Sea Islands, Thailand is full of brilliant color, adventure and surprises. Monkeys tried to steal from her and she got drenched during Thai New Year. She attended festivals and Buddhist ceremonies, and rode a bike for the Princess of Thailand's birthday (with 600 other cyclists!). From dancers in elegant rainbow-hued costumes to riding elephants - there is no other place like Thailand.
Nichols lived most of her life in Connecticut, being introduced to travel by her parents on camping trips all across the USA. She has been to all 50 states and most of Canada's provinces. She is now retired from her insurance company job, but she managed to visit countries in Europe, South America, Central America, Asia on vacations. She loves photography, writing and sharing travel tales - the world is full of quirky, funny and amazing places and people. She enjoys to hiking, kayaking and bicycling, all while traveling inexpensively. She has kayaked the lakes of Switzerland and islands of S. Korea, and has bicycled the Erie Canal trail (400+ miles), the C & O Canal trail (400+ miles) and across Cambodia (200+ miles).