You would think that it would be hard to get hurt on such a small slide. You would be wrong (blooper reel to follow).
Yes, please use the whole goddamn highway (@ Rayong outskirts).
We came to visit students on a side trip. Much fun was had. We’re on the ferry back now to rendezvous with the university van back in Pattaya.
Last night we were rolling with five-0. More on this later.
This is a highway rest stop outside of Bangkok we always stop at when headed to Rayong, Pattaya, Hua Hin, etc. It used to have just Thai food shops and a KFC, but it seems to be getting a lot more international now. I saw a Muslim restaurant and an “Indian fast food” place among others.
Buses painted like these are a common sight at highway rest stops in Thailand, but this just might be the worst I’ve ever seen.
Breakfast of champions: Char siu and crispy pork combo plate with two cloves of industrial strength stankbreath on top.
I got around to pulling photos from the camera today, so here’s what we did for Christmas this year:
Yes, the fish sanctuary/Buddhist temple. This is one of Max’s favorite places to visit now.
I haven’t been home for Christmas for so many years now, I only miss it in theory. Living in Japan and Thailand, I work on western holidays if it falls on work days, and often forget about many of them. Christmas is celebrated (read: utilized for marketing purposes, just like in the west) just enough here that I’ve never forgotten about it, but we don’t celebrate it really. At most, we go out as a family, as we did today… which is of course the most important part of the holidays, anyway.
I’ll be going on a trip to Chonburi and Pattaya from 5 AM tomorrow for a few days, to visit students interning at hotels and resorts, tourist police stations and Tourism of Thailand offices. I might even have time to moblog, which is such a rare occasion for me that even the word itself has almost disappeared.