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

Wisteria Lane, Thailand


The Thai people are the most friendly people in the world. Within 5 minutes of meeting you, they will offer you their home to stay in or at least give you water and fruit. They want to get your phone number and e-mail address. These are a few of our neighbors who like to visit with Carol and admire her white skin. Some of the older ladies will meet Carol and immediately start stroking her forearm. Thai women want light skin because dark skin is interpreted as a sign that you are poor --- you must have worked in the rice fields too long. We have seen a lot of skin "whitener" products for sell at the local 7-11.

3 Comments:

At 9:27 PM, Blogger MJ said...

All 4 with beautiful smiles!

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger ALTA said...

Lookin good, mom.

 
At 1:39 AM, Blogger mateo said...

Look at Mom...she fits right in with all those young women.

 

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