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

East Meets West

It is late-March, 2006, and we are in Bangkok, getting ready to meet with our Thai counterparts and preparing to be sworn in. This is Ronald McDonald "Thai-style" with a greeting customers with the traditional "wai". KFC and McDonalds are found in only the large cities in Thailand that cater to a lot of tourists.
On our first few visits to Bangkok, we gravitated toward the American franchises, but we've got to admit that Thai food is growing on us!!!! During later trips to Bangkok, we hurried right by these fast food restaurants in our search find a noodle stand on the busy streets. Consequently, we started losing weight (about 25 pounds) and started feeling a lot healthier.



At 6:49 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Seeing as no one had a comment on Ronald...I just had to write one...I notice that he maintains a slight Buddhist stance...??


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