Carmen Miranda Goes to Bali
I'm puttin' on my tophat
The Fallacy of Prohibition
Sleeping at the Job
One Photo, Please!
The National Sound
Same same, but different
When you ask a Thai who speaks
English is something is like something else, many of them will inevitably
say, "Same-same, but different", whatever that means.
Thai people seem to like
to frame puzzles that they've worked and preserved. We've seen
them all over, in people's homes, hotel rooms, and restaurants.
Everywhere we went in Thailand,
there were tons of tourists. We had no problem speaking English
in 99% of the situations we were in.
After being in India and
Nepal we were bowled over by the level of affluence in Thailand.
It's unlike any country we've been in, with the exception of Spain.
For the first time in months we have felt close to home, even though
we've never been farther away.
Stores selling giant golden
Buddha statues. Don't know who buys those...
The food is, in a word, ASTOUNDING.
From the smallest snack bought from a street vendor to the most elaborate
restaurant meal, Thai food is absolutely, unequivocally delicious.
Coconuts - coconut palms,
coconut drinks, coconut curry, coconut milk.
Bungalows on stilts with
75% of bars have young, attractive
women hanging out in them. Their purpose in being their is to
meet a foreign man with whom they will get acquainted, and then provide
him with companionship during his time in Thailand in exchange for
money. Being a "bar girl" is not looked down upon
in this society - it's looked at as a way to make a better living
than what would normally be possible working in a shop.