Thailand, was how it started - it was all about the beach and Bangkok too - though it was Yao Noi island which was really something special and then the 2-hour long boat ride to Railei. That was awesome.
In Bangkok, I met Pow, who owns TIMO trunks, he gave me my first pair of parrot green trunks, I took them everywhere with me that summer . . . that was the beginning.