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

Since this is one of the best restaurants in our village, we refer to this as "Coco's". It has great "air conditioning" and the restroom facilities are inspected weekly by the Thai Dept. of Health (tic). Carol has learned to always have toilet paper in her purse since the restrooms (haang naam) only have a basin of water for your left hand. There is one restaurant that is better, you can actually get a salad and chicken fried steak. We refer to it as the "Olive Garden". Another one serves kao mang gai (chicken on rice) which Carol really likes because it is not spicy and we refer to that restaurant as "Denny's". We are still looking for Starbucks and Pizza Hut. Will let you know if we find them.


At 7:55 AM, Blogger MJ said...

Looks like a nice place to eat. I noticed the water bottles...Do you drink only from water bottles in Thailand?

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

Yes. We have to buy our drinking water, otherwise we would get Montezuma's Revenge.

At 10:25 AM, Blogger smalls said...

Mom look skiiiinnnyyy!!! How is all that Thai food treating you. Do you feel like you are eating healthier?

At 10:08 PM, Blogger matt said...

looking good mom...we were looking at some pics of you from about 30 years ago and you look the same! Glad to hear you have some good restaurants over there.

At 2:04 AM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

Mom has lost about 10 pounds and I have lost 15 pounds. Don't remember what pizza or a Big Mac tastes like!!! We eat rice, vegetables and fruit every day. Every few days we manage to eat gai yeung (BBQ chicken).


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