Footnotes from Thailand

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Now that we've departed for Laos, here are some remaining observations and thoughts from our visit here. Tiger balm Our hill village guide introduced us to tiger balm, an all purpose cure in a small…

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The Chang song

Here's another way to make instant friends in Thailand. It's the local nursery rhyme about the chang, i.e. the elephant. The first line: “Chang, chang, chang, chang, chang,” precedes a child-like description of an elephant…

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To Market, to market to buy a fresh…

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We love fresh food open air markets. Who needs the antiseptic quality of grocery stores and the often less fresh quality of the produce they offer (volume drives out good too often)? And, yes, much…

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Thai Table Manners

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We’re still trying to figure out why Thai restaurants in America offer chopstix. Now a lot of Westerners don’t try to eat with chopstix even in a Chinese restaurant. We have to persuade the servers…

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