Lesley Klenk is a freelance writer living in Olympia, Washington. After completing a thirty-one year career in the field of education, Klenk now focuses on writing literary fiction, memoir and travel essays. You can read her work on the social media platforms   Thurston Talk  and Grays Harbor Talk.  Klenk’s husband, Paul, is the inspiration for the travel blog Travels With Paul.  Read on to find out about a locked bathroom stall in Mexico, a car surrounded by hyenas in South Africa, and a mysterious visit to a speakeasy in Paris. Check out her newest essays from their Thailand trip–monks, elephants, and barefoot temple visits.