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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Our Shopping Mall!!!








Every day, we go to the "shopping mall" where we can find fresh produce and an abundance of big smiles! Some of the covered shops have refrigerated soda and of course, beer and rice whiskey which seems to occupy a larger portion of the diet of men in Thailand. We are still looking for Diet Coke, which is very rare in Thailand. Every time we ask for "Diet Coke", they give us regular Coke. We soon discovered that it is called "Coke Light" and a store manager we befriended started ordering it from the nearby "big city". These markets are a daily ritual for the people of our village since processed food is not available. It gives new meaning to "foraging for food"!

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4 Comments:

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Smalls said...

What? No Gap? Banana Republic? Mrs. Fields? Wet Seal? No TGI Fridays, not even an Olive Garden? lol. Looks fun! Can't wait to come visit.

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

Looks like there is a bit of everything. I think I see some purple attire mom might be interested in.

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Who wants diet coke when there's beer and rice whiskey available to quench the thirst? Looks busy there! Do you buy your produce each day for daily meals or have a way to store them? Where do you get meats? Go fishing for it yourself?

 
At 2:09 AM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

We have to buy food each day. There is no such thing as canned food. No frozen dinners, no microwave popcorn -- in fact no microwaves!!!

 

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