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Early start today, time to head up to Laos... So excited to see if other blogs are true in saying the Laos people are relaxed, only time will see :)
First stop is the minivan ride around Bangkok before checking in at the airport. Again we booked our flight with Thai Smile Airlines back home, but it was pretty cheap.
Now, Thai Smile are a budget airline, ...
... had been with us all the way in 2012. We took up a generous collection for them last night and I'm sure they would be happy with the result. We are hoping Buoen will buy himself a new bike as his current has 1 out of 27 gears working and a buckled back wheel due to a broken spoke/hub. However it never slowed him down, he's about 50km and super-fit. He returned to Bangkok to pick up another tour group. We headed for ...
... called Hor Mok Ta-lee.
This has become by far my favorite dish in Thailand and luckily it is served at our two favorite restaurants in town. I am still learning exactly what the dish contains, but from what I can gather the base is an egg, coconut milk, cabbage, and basil custard with shrimp, whitefish, and squid mixed in. It is cooked in a double broiler after being wrapped in either tin foil or banana leaf, depending on what is on-hand.
... Most of the sculptures were really large and very densely packed within the space, the effect was amazing but slightly confusing, it would have been nice to have some sort of guide to try and work out the relevance of different poses, postures and characters, all in all it was a tad overwhelming!To level out the surrealism we decided to head to the next stop – the local market. This contained many of the usual bits'n'bobs once can ...
... to serve in the army. Students of the female variety have a 3 day weekend.
I'm Thai-ing my best to learn Thai:
If Mandarin and Hebrew had a love child the written language would be Thai. It has 44 beautiful curly cue letters, 5 of which depict the sound 'K" alone. It's a tonal language so for example the word "ma" could be said to mean mom, dog, come, grandma or horse. Take it ...
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