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

These two houses represent the typical style of living for our area. Most have windows, but no glass or screens. There is little or no furniture. The house is usually used for sleeping because they spend much of their time outside due to the extreme heat. They sleep on the floor and eat on the floor. As simple as their lives seem to be, one resident told us that Thailand is getting too modern and they longed for the "good old days". Sound familiar? The amazing thing is that even the poorest homes have a TV usually visible through the front door.



At 2:20 PM, Blogger matt said...

Have they ever tried a bed?

At 8:31 AM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

Most of them haven't. Partly because of cost and partly due to the Buddhist belief that you should place yourself as low as possible out of respect for Buddha.


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