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.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Morning Traffic!

These pictures were taken in front of our house one morning. The strange vehicle/tractor (dtek-dtek) is probably the most common form of transportation (aside from motorcycles). The front detaches and is used to churn up the mud in the rice fields before planting. Afterwards, they attach the tractor to a cart and haul family, supplies, and friends to and from the rice fields. Late at night, the road is full of trucks hauling supplies. None of the trucks have mufflers and the noise rattles our house. It took a few days to get used to the noise. Now we finally manage to sleep through the night, only to be awakened by the gentle sound of mice in our walls!


At 2:23 PM, Blogger matt said...

Looks like a pretty simple and efficient way to get things done.


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