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... about the "1 carry on suitcase rule" but they will find a way to make it work. After having all of my students' luggage lost in Slovakia for 4 days, I have decided it is a good rule! I am looking forward to getting to know the students and practicing my ...
After two long flights we are finally in Bangkok. We are staying at a hostel outside of a fantastic night market. So for a late dinner students wandered around the night market and tried lots of interesting dishes sold by venders...pad Thai, noodle soups, roast ...
... students. But, we may pass on the durian sauce for the donuts...ugh. Durian is a stinky fruit that Thais love...imagine rotted avocado mixed with some onion. It can smell so foul that there are places with NO DURIAN signs. But at some point everyone should just try it (as long as you have a bottle of water handy.)
We will be eating in local restaurants and in many cases we will be the only non-Thais. When we get to Krabi towards the end of ...
... and sweatshops/enslaved labor
G. Buddhism as a national religion
H. Real story of the Bridge on the River Kwai
I. Asian Financial Crisis
F. Economic Institutions that promote prosperity
G. Overview of Burma and what is going on along Thai/Burma border (where we will be)
Student have been told that we will dress modestly, as this is a Buddhist country (95%). And we will pack light since we move around a lot.
Bangkok is having protests, but that ...
... was found and after some discussion reluctantly offered his house.
Many paintings have been produced of the surrender scene and most include Gen Custer (yeah of last stand fame) who had covered himself in glory in the war. He was most definitely NOT there. Interesting how spin worked even then.
There is quite a lot to see around the place and well worth the visit. Particularly enjoyed the soldiers stories. It is quite remarkable that so ...