HSACPA, thanks for sharing your experience!
Actually, when you went back to eating “as the locals do” in Thailand, etc, you were probably no so far from your keto diet at all. I suspect many of the vegetables you were eating were fairly low carb. The meats you were eating were good. And you were avoiding the sugars. The rice you were eating was apparently not such a large amount that your system wasn’t able to handle it just fine. Whether or not you were in ketosis, it sounds like you did just fine. And that’s good.
I particularly appreciate experiences like this that get shared. Thanks! I know, not everyone would have the same exact experience but I still appreciate your telling us about yours.