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Exchange student relates Thailand experiences


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Quitslund trained for three months at a Thai kickboxing camp during his student exchange.

Petersburg High School Junior River Quitslund, returned this summer from a ten-month student exchange program in Thailand.

After applying for and being accepted by the Petersburg Rotary Club's Youth Exchange Program, Quitslund departed for Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, in August of 2012.

"It was really different than Petersburg," Quitslund said. "I don't know where to start."

Quitslund began his 80-degree days, like most people, with breakfast. But, bacon and eggs or a bowl cereal weren't typically listed on many Chiang Mai menus.

"I really liked sticky rice," Quitslund said. "It...

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