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March 01, 2006

more things you can only learn by traveling

—Just because the sawngthaew driver is speeding like New York taxi driver in a yellow cab doesn't mean you'll get there any faster.

—Between 11:30pm-midnight, all the stray dogs in town turn into Hounds of Hell, barking as you go by and threatening to fight with each other with you in the middle. Lisa Ruth reports being chased on her bicycle if returning from the bar late, and Moira says she couldn't walk home alone after 10pm in Nam Khem for the same reason.

—The Thais don't seem to have any version of "God Bless You" when you sneeze. They just don't say anything.

—There are always monkeys at the wats. I'm not sure what monkeys have to do with temples, but it's generally a featured attraction.

—Tablet medicine, like Advil or Tylenol Cold, melts in the heat.

—Even if sealed in the can with the lid on, Pringles will only last a couple of days before going limp in humid climates.

Posted by sedda at March 1, 2006 02:05 PM