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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, ...
... We keep a good pace and it seems like no time at all when we stopped at a village for mornos. Pulled in for lunch at the 55km mark at 11am. The sprinters always do the last 4km flat out, 45km/h or more; boys and girls will be b&g. The normal people just finish at a more sedate pace. A fantastic lunch, Thai again!! Another 12km was the end of the day's ride. The bikes and even supplied helmets don't cross over ...
... 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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