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 village has a "Home Depot". We have bought a hammer, paint brushes, and caulking to put in the cracks of our walls to try to keep out creatures. You can imagine the sign language that goes on between the sales person and us. The store even sells tombstones (the spiral shaped structures on the right). Luckily we haven't had use for one --- yet. Our road bustles all day with truck traffic, transporting goods to Isaan ( the large northeast region of Thailand). There is no right-of-way for pedestrians or bicyclists in Thailand, which is the norm for most of Asia. We really have to be careful, otherwise, one of us might be looking at the possibility of purchasing one of those tombstones.


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