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.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Bob gets all the women!!!







The Thais love to have "sanuk" (fun)!!! After the ordination of the monk, the farangs (foreigners) always get asked to dance. Bob is always the center of attraction. It's common to be offered a second wife, but Bob explains "One heart, one love!!!" In case you are wondering about the older lady with the black teeth. The older generation of Thais had very poor dental care. The women mix a batch of herbs that have the qualities of novacaine as well as producing a "high". They smear the black mixture over their teeth to lessen the pain and seem to be "hooked" to the medicinal effects.

After a few hours, our host father took us home only to return to party with the Thais into the early morning hours. We noticed during our 2 1/2 year stay in Thailand that these events last through the night with giant speakers causing all the houses in the village to reverberate to the music ..... and nobody complains!!!! The Thais no how to party!

4 Comments:

At 10:14 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

Dad, did you get her phone number?

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Good answer, Bob!

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger mateo said...

Yeah, Dad's bustin out some moves.

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger GayleCO said...

Shake your bootie...!

 

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