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

"Grocery Stores" in Thailand

This is the local "grocery store" in Uthai Thani. Hy-Vee, Von's, Stater Brothers, and Safeway do not exist in most Thailand cities. However, the cities that are extremely large do have "TESCO/LOTUS" and "Big C" (two British chains). We have a "7-11" store but no stores that sell canned food, packaged food, frozen food, or refrigerated food. The market opens around 5 am in order for people to get meats and other perishables before they spoil during the day when it heats up to 95-100 degrees. Everyone at the market greets us with smiles and cheap prices. A meal for two will usually cost about $1.50. We will soon be leaving for our permanent site which is so small it doesn't have a "7-11", so we will have to travel to the "big city" (about 40 miles from our assigned village) and stock up every few weeks. There will be several small "restaurants" which are usually open air stands with tables outside. Looking forward to it!!!!


At 3:56 PM, Blogger matt said...

Hey this is Grams....I really liked the pictures you sent and all the ones on here. Please take care. God Bless you.

At 7:39 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

Looks like it would be fun to cruise around and pick out your next meal. While it may be hot there it is STILL snowing here. 3 FEET NOW!!

At 12:22 PM, Blogger MJ said...

I showed this to a friend who likes to go to farmer's markets and she was impressed! She wanted me to click the picture for a closer look at what was grown/sold...

Almost spring here...I keep looking for signs...we dodged the winter storm bullet this time!


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