Monthly Archive: October, 2012

Mae Yai is learning English.

The other night at dinner, Jill, Nam (host mom’s daughter), myself, and Mae Yai (grandma) were sitting around the table, enjoying the fantastic food as usual. All of a sudden Mae Yai –… Continue reading

Small Victory #1

Successfully communicating my destination to the taxi driver without the use of a map, my host mom’s Thai handwriting on a slip of paper, or flailing hand gestures. The slip-of-paper incident was a… Continue reading

Thailand Only

You know you’re in Thailand when the only one in the car speaking English is Tickle Me Elmo.

London = Posh Spice.

As in Victoria Beckham… plus a smile (once in a while). Thinking back to my first experience in London, the people I spoke to upon arrival at my hostel were nice! Boisterous, busy,… Continue reading

What the Filipino: Sagada

Though not the most peaceful-sounding name in the world, Sagada is an oasis from the maniacle machinery of Manila. As you walk down the steep road by dozens of guest houses, weaving and… Continue reading

What the Filipino: Where you going, mom?

Last week I took a trip to the Philippines. I needed to leave the country in order to apply for a visa, and flights were cheap to Manila. The Spanish influences of the… Continue reading

Know your exchange rates.

Something I tend to forget while going about my business in Thailand is the exchange rate. 30 Baht is approximately equal to $1US. Prices are easy to grasp when in small denominations (60B,… Continue reading