Yesterday I booked it home from work to start cooking. Since we didn’t have any evaporated milk for the pumpkin pie, Ngo made some fresh coconut milk. With one stove (2 working burners)… Continue reading
If you don’t like sharing, waiting, or double-dipping, save yourself some rage and don’t eat with Thai people. Eating with groups of people in Thailand usually comes in three forms: 1) At a… Continue reading
When in doubt, take a taxi. The most you’ll pay getting from one place to another in Bangkok is no more than about 200 baht ($6 US), so it’s a pretty cheap option… Continue reading
Saturday morning, we met some nurses (Jill & Natalie’s colleagues) then headed west of Bangkok, to a beautiful area known for its Mangrove fields. With its Thai Swiss-Family-Robinson wood structures over the water,… Continue reading
After the mangrove fields on Saturday, we headed to Sriracha! Yes, like the hot sauce. With friends that use the stuff religiously, I was intruiged. Sriracha wasn’t much – an ordinary medium-to-small sized… Continue reading
Plan: Catch a bus from Sura Thani to Krabi, a coastal city. Then spend a relaxing night in Krabi while arranging travel details for the rest of the trip (tours, “must-see”s, etc.). The… Continue reading
A quick background of this trip…Tuesday of that week was a national holiday. School was cancelled, work was closed, and thus starting many weeks ago my farang friends and I planned a mini-trip… Continue reading
There’s a million websites that claim to be able to teach you a new language. I’ve tried to utilize these resources, but as always, immersion and in-person teachers are the tride-and-true way to… Continue reading
In Thailand, everybody gets a basic education in English, so they all theoretically understand atleast a little bit. In my experience, Thais are excited about learning the English language, and love practicing on you, assuming they can work up the courage. This is especially the case with the younger generations.
For example, while shopping at a Floating Market, we were stopped several times by students wanting to ask us questions in English (probably for a class assignment).
Just as they are excited about learning English, they also LOVE when a “farang” tries to learn/speak Thai. You’ll catch more flies with honey than vinegar, and you’ll get much farther in all situations with terrible Thai rather than impeccable English.