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Monday, Nov. 29   
[[strikethrough]] March 10 [[/strikethrough]]

Arrived Bangkok at 3.

Beautiful journey over a landscape looking like painted abstractions - all different forms, geometric land forms and free forms created by the winding canals & rivers. Tropical climate creating lovely greens, ochres rose earth with spotted shadows of deep blues cast by the clouds.

Already one is habituated to seeing the poverty of the people in their clustered huts in the mud. Here they are built up on poles because they rest on the river banks. Many live in their boats or have their fishing boats anchored to their little homes. Smiling & hospitable people. Colorful in costume. Men half naked with wrapped loin cloths of all colors, wearing turbans & head wraps of all kinds, many in brilliant red - naked children, charming - women in colorful native dress with large hats mostly resembling lamp shades [[two images of hat shapes]]


Monday Nov. 29
[[strikethrough]] March 11 [[/strikethrough]]

Met on plane with Miss Frances Cossard, a concert singer (dramatic soprano) who makes concert tours of the Orient half the year & teaches Japanese Cultural History at Kansas University. Tall, interesting face (grown up Maureen) light brown hair, widely spaced l. brown eyes, wide mouth, short nose - Dresses exotically - has a sort of mystic, child like expression about her. Interested in religion, has studied the dance with R St. Denis.

We had dinner together after taking a peticab [[pedicab]] - which is a rickshaw & bycicle combined & for which one pays 18 Tin or 50ยข per half hour. We drove to a large students fair in Chinatown. There is a large Chinese population here.

The fair was beautifully arranged. The streets filled with booths & people selling their wares.

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dancer Ruth St Denis

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