Friday, June 21, 2013

Magical Moment 626, "Thailand - The Leftovers!"

Well, it's been a busy couple of weeks! Since my last post, I have made a trip home to Nebraska, quit my jobs, and moved with Eddie to southern Georgia! We are here temporarily until Eddie completes a training course. While he is hard at work with training, I am exploring the music scene down here and have high hopes for our 7 month stay. :) So, I apologize for not getting around to as many posts as I wanted.

I wanted to finish up sharing about our Thailand trip with some "leftovers." These are pictures I wanted to share that made me smile, that really didn't fit into any other category of religion, elephants, etc.

On our plane ride to Bangkok, I excitedly read the electronic tour guide on my airplane screen. I was a little bummed to find out that at a little over 5'8, I may have trouble with the shopping.... "Unless you are a tall western woman." Hmmm.

One late night, our exhaustion forced us to have pizza delivered to our hotel room. It came with no less than 16 packets of ketchup...apparently a local necessity!

In Thailand, the action of putting your hands together and bowing slightly is done with pretty much every hello, goodbye, and thank you. Many statues and religious symbols are show doing this. 

And so is Ronald McDonald.

 Dogs and cats (most of them stray) fill the streets of Bangkok. This one didn't budge as we stepped right over him twice on our way in and out of this 7/11.

I've never seen such a graphic restroom sign!

And finally, I really got a kick out of this one. How would you like a spa day where tiny fish nibble all the dead skin from your feet? I passed on that one. :)


TexWisGirl said...

the restroom signage is hilarious!

dallas tried the fish pedicures, but the places were all told to stop as they determined it may not be safe as the fish nibble on various feet and could potentially pass contamination from human to human. ??

and moving to georgia! wow! i hope you can get some music gigs there!

DJan said...

The sign is indeed graphic! I look forward to hearing what is going to happen with the music scene in Georgia. Your blog is always very interesting. Oh, and welcome back! :-)

Linda said...

Ha! Oh, I'm still laughing over the restroom sign. Too funny.

Wow! Not sure I'd want to be in Georgia in the summertime, but you two will adapt. Is Eddie transferring to another National Park?

Hilary said...

Oh wow.. changes for you. From NY to Georgia. I hope all will be great for you there. Where to after that?

Love the bathroom sign.. that's a hoot. And I know someone who had their feet nibbled by fish and swear it was amazing. I'd probably pass too. ;)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

moved from NYC! oh my, maybe your life will be a lot...quieter?

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, those were all so funny. Looks like I could shop there with no issues. :)
Best of luck in Georgia; I hope it is a good adventure for you both!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I was totally satisfied with your blog post and it felt like being in Thailand, too! I really adore the photos, perfect capture moments! Thanks a lot for sharing your memorable travel experience. Hope I could visit that marvelous place too. Anyway, thanks a lot for heads up!

from Jade @Professional Doctorate