Scaffolding obviously has no safety regulations; They eat fruit that stinks so badly that they don't allow it indoors;
Translations are less than perfect; Signs can be hilarious
They paint lines on the roads by hand; Pineapple trucks can be spotted anywhere;
The highways, roadways, and walkways are sprinkled with sleeping Thais in hammocks; and the Thais risk heat stroke to avoid getting any darker in the sun (I guess the whiter the skin, the more beautiful the person...I must be GORGEOUS here!)
Home again home again jiggity-jig”
This nursery rhyme has been told several times since we arrived here – one of the first things we did on the 7th was take a trip to the market to buy some food for the next few days. How cool! Weird fruits, beautiful, fragrant flowers, disgusting animal innards, dirty walkways, sweaty people, and many Thai faces turned our way. We bought some 'lotus flowers' so that my parents' housekeeper, Sister Noi, could show me how to fold them. "Fold flowers?" I thought..."why not?"
In the evening, the whole family took a walk around my parents block – so beautiful! The flowers are just amazing, the humidity in the air made it feel like we were swimming, the dogs were a favorite of Carson’s; but the best thing for me was to just be with my family…and see them interact with my children.
That night, I was grossed to find out that Thais enjoy experimenting with their toothpaste flavors. Unfortunately, I didn't find that out until after I stuck the toothbrush in my mouth. Seriously, who wants to brush their teeth with 'Salt Herbal' toothpaste? Might as well just drink salt straight out of the bottle.Stay tuned for more Thailand adventures! (Believe me, there are plenty!)