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, July 12, 2006

Yes, We Have Bananas!!!!

Thailand grows approximately 30 varieties of bananas. They range from very sweet 3-inch slender varieties and fat 4-inch sweet bananas to the long, not-so-sweet variety sold in America. Bob loves bananas because they keep his s*** together. We all adapt personal survival strategies while in foreign countries.

This stand is across the street from our house. The bananas cost "sip baht we-la" (20 baht per bunch, which is about 55 cents)--- Aren't the little children adorable!!!



At 11:58 PM, Blogger matt said...

Bananas are a $1.50 at 7-11

At 7:37 AM, Blogger tbs said...

And gas is $2.80 a gallon in NC! I'd go for the Bananas and ride my bike.

At 9:31 PM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

It's $2.08 in Thailand. That's like paying $25.00 a gallon considering their income. No wonder we see 5 people on a motor scooter!

At 2:55 PM, Blogger MJ said...

5 people on a motor scooter!!! Just where do they all sit???

And yes...those kiddos are cuties!

At 8:40 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

Those bananas look so small,

Are the kids selling the bananas? They are so young.

and Matt, who buys bananas at 7-11???

At 12:02 AM, Blogger matt said...

I do!....When I'm running late that is


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