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 Town"

These pictures can give you a glimpse of our village. The lifestyle is very simple and slow. The two-story building sells spices and is located in the heart of "downtown". We have discovered that one of our neighbors (about 200 meters away from us) makes reed mats. She can be seen in the shade under her house operating a simple weaving machine. She invited us into her house to view her mats. There were no chairs or tables in the house and she sleeps on one of her mats placed on the wooden floor. But she did have a cabinet where she places her mats. We became instant customers. Please click on the photo to enlarge it! The other picture shows a typical dwelling with the "dtek-dtek" used for transportation, hauling, and tilling rice fields. The large urns collect rain water for bathing and cleaning.


At 7:34 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Not our grandmother's loom, eh? But must work for her!

At 2:31 PM, Blogger matt said...

Alot different from daily life on Moonshadow Dr!


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