So how is Thailand? Volume 2

Here’s the second volume of our ideas and thoughts about Thailand:

  • Thai people love to smile πŸ™‚
  • When you are driving a scooter and NOT zig-zaging between the cars in a traffic jam or behind a traffic light you will be looked at weirdly. It’s totally normal to go through even the narrowest places between carsΒ  πŸ™‚
  • During the day all the garbage will be left at the roadside in big bags and every night garbage trucks (where people are sitting on the roof sometimes) will pick them up. There are quite few trash bins around (except in tourist areas)
  • It’s totally normal to drive in the back of an opened pick-up truck. I counted 16 people today, a record so far πŸ™‚
  • Most of the cars have really tinted windows (even the windshield) so you really can’t see into them. I don’t know is it because of the sun and the temperatures or is there some other reason behind it…
  • You can get a decent and very tasty lunch/dinner for 50-60 baht (1,3-1,55€) in a lot of places. And water is mostly free.
  • Beer costs about the same as back home (about 50 baht bigger can or a bottle) and it’s pretty good. Only thing is although there are several brands to choose from they taste rather the same
  • There are natural coconut, banana etc. trees growing everywhere in here
  • Fuel prices are considerably cheaper compared to Estonia. 91 (that is used in case of scooters) costs about 27 baht (0,7€) per litre.
  • Thailand is (understandably considering the weather around here) very tourism oriented. There are hundreds of massage salons, guesthouses, hotels, tour offices and other similar facilities everywhere!
  • As the weather, water is also warm all year round. No need to be afraid to get the chills
  • Thai people hold family very dear. Very often you can see the whole family sitting around in a circle having a meal, laughing and talking to each other. I would say we have a lot to learn from them in that sense πŸ™‚
  • After the sun sets hundreds of small lizards come out, find the nearest light source and start to catch mosquitoes and other small bugs. They’re really cute πŸ™‚
  • Soy milk based drinks are extremely tasty here. You can find a lot of different flavors to try
  • A small bag of buckwheat around here costs 18€!
  • Thailand is blessed with one of the most beautiful nature I’ve ever seen πŸ™‚

 

To be continued… πŸ™‚

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