Our two students at the resort in Saraburi are doing well… Or at least one is pulling the other along. That’s just how it is sometimes.
The 5 we are visiting in this tiny harbor village in Trat, however, seem to have it a lot harder. They are working at a Tourist Authority of Thailand office here which seems an improbable situation at the least, since there isn’t even a 7-11 in town (a primary indicator that you are in the middle of nowhere in Thailand). Anyhow, we will visit them at the office in an official capacity first thing in the morning.
As a sidenote, we entertained ourselves this evening by catching little crabs at low tide on the rocks our bungalows overlook. They look just like the one I used for bait fishing for sheepshead at Catalina with my dad when I was an Indian Scout.
Two words: Google Maps
Yes, I know you have it on the iCrap, too, but Google will never make it as good for you. Fact.
I’m heading off on a trip to visit some 3rd year students interning in Saraburi, Trat, and Koh Chang for a few days. Leaving at 5AM tomorrow, so I’m starring destinations and saving route info (toll and non-toll, with different ferry options to the island) in Google Maps on my PC. Tomorrow, I’ll be able to access it all from my phone. This is the kind of techno-wienery I’ve been dreaming about since I was 7.
Day 1: Maha Sarakham to Saraburi and Trat (city)
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Day 2: Trat (city) to Koh Chang Destinations
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Donna and Keilie are rolling with us to see M&M’s great grandmother and visit the big elephant village in Surin province.
As a sidenote, it’s always great to come home to my trusty rainhead shower and flash water heater. 220V FTW.
The entire lot is covered with pottery shards… What are these jars for? Where do they go? Will they be used for something, or stay here forever to be found by archaeologists who will be convinced that Chiang Mai was a center of pottery?
We are in, according to one internet review, the “premeire gay hotel of Asia.” First impressions: Gay. But very nice and clean. Maybe not the best place to wander back to drunk off your ass…
Feels like Nara or Kyoto. Cool breeze, too.