Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

We arrive at our homestay!

On January 19,2006, we arrived at our host family's residence. They run a small store and rent rooms to people in the village. The host father is in the middle and a neighbor is on the left. We stay in a room above a stall behind the store. We sleep on a thin mat and two hard pillows and although it is "winter" we run the overhead fan and try to kill the mosquitoes so we can manage to sleep. There is no furniture, but they did set up a TV with 3 Thai stations. They are the most generous people you could ever meet. They always have superb meals and the most exotic treats for us to try. Our Thai is limited to "khop khun" which means thank you and "aroy maak" which means delicious, although the curdled blood soup and "horse urine" eggs will take awhile to elicit that response.



At 6:56 PM, Blogger MJ said...

They do look very friendly!


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